|coffee with my friend.|
I am blessed with some really great friendships. Old friends. New friends. Friends that are also family.
I have friends that I speak to almost daily. And friends that I can see once every two years and it seems as if we've spoken daily as we don't miss a beat.
I have friends that have known me since I first discovered shimmery light blue eyeliner. And friends that can't imagine I ever would have chosen to wear it! (Hey. I was 14. What do you expect? Besides, it was a good compliment to my Bonne Bell lip smacker.)
I have friends that "knew me when". And friends whose jaws drop hearing stories about "when". (And a few of them even overlap.)
I have friends that I met at school, church, work, through a friend and through the internet.
I have friends that I can be myself with...completely. And there is no judgment. Maybe a few winces or weird looks now and then. But no judgment. And I am grateful for that.
I count my blessings daily when I think about the people that I am surrounded by. I count my blessings that at any given time I can call on any of them and I know that they will be there for me. And I, them. In a heartbeat.
Friendship takes work...and time...and the willingness to be vulnerable, and real.
I am grateful for all the wonderful people in my life that I call friend...without them I'd be lost.