About a year ago I wrote a post titled What is friendship? Many people read it and it hurt me that I actually had to write it. I was going through a bad time and I just had enough. When I said good-bye to that friendship I did not do it in the nicest way. I was hurt and so being nice was not at the top of my list.
I missed this friend dearly. Life went on and I would think about her. I kept battling things that had to be dealt with in life and I did them without her by my side. Then I got pregnant, we were moving home and life was looking alright for the first time in awhile. It hit me how much I missed her and wished she was here for me to share all this with.
Tobei and I went to visit my dad and step-mom and I started crying. I told them how much I missed her. Even though I had been hurt I was over it and wanted my friend back. They said to me “Well why don’t you phone her”. Easier said then done I thought. Sure she had hurt me but I was the one who sent the nasty e-mail calling our friendship over.
I went home that night and phoned her. She answered the phone and all I could say was “I miss you” and the tears just started rolling. I was lucky that her reply was simply “I miss you too”. Somewhere in the conversation I apologized for my nasty e-mail ending our friendship. I explained that I was hurt but I still was sorry for ending our friendship like that. Lucky for me she is a true friend and told me to not even mention it.
She watched Little Man when we got to this end on the move, she came over and helped unpack and she came and baby sat so I could grocery shop. She is back in my life and I have no plans on letting her go. It may seem hard but it truly never is too late to say sorry. Even if they aren’t as forgiving as my friend was, still do it so that you can stop holding on to that guilt in your life.