Friendship can be a wonderful thing, it can be trying at times but at other times it can be wonderful. Lately I have done a lot of thinking on friendship. I am not talking about someone you see at mutual places and talk to the odd time. I am talking actual real friendships. Friendships where you know that when the military tells you it is time to move that these people will still be a part of your life. Which brings us back to the title of this post. What is friendship?
To me friendship is….
- being there for you and you being there for them
- phone calls or emails just to say hi and see how things are going
- knowing that if they tell you something it is the truth and you can trust their word
- trusting them without having to question it
- knowing that if life kicks you down they will be there for you
- a two way street
- a gift that one should cherish and protect
I could go on and on about friendship. I hold my friends very close to my heart. If I call you a friend you don’t know how lucky you have it. I will have your back and be there for you through thick and thin. I will fight your battles if you are worn out and can not fight them yourself. To me, my friends are considered family.
Today I had to say good-bye to a 15 year friendship. I won’t lie, it hurts and I am sad. I just could not do it anymore. I could not continue on with the silly excuses and the lies while trying to cover them up with other lies. I have so much crap going on in my life that I can not even write about just yet. My friends should be there for me. I am sorry if I expect too much from a friend. However I expect to get what I give when it comes to friendship.
I am going to leave it at that. I have wasted enough energy on it. So leave a comment and let me know… What does friendship mean to you?