28 July 2009

on friends and gratitude

Late last night R & I picked up my friend A from the airport. Her flights got all screwy, which meant she was coming in a lot later than she thought she would. I was the back up plan and was happy to be able to act as airport shuttle, even though it was about my bed time. These are the things we do for friends.

There are other little and quite monumental things we do for friends. I must say I've got two pretty awesome friends in A & R.

The two people I shared the car with last night witnessed one of my all-time embarrassing moments. While I've had conversations with both of them in which I've painfully relived the moment, this was the first time we were all in the same place and it was briefly discussed. Laughter ensued. It's a lot less cringe worthy now, although I doubt it will ever be a cringe-free memory. The three of us are bonded for life in this really odd way. I'm grateful that they're both so cool and made me feel like I wasn't the biggest reject ever for what happened. Oh, and don't even ask what it was. Now that I've had my own in real life postsecret moment, there's absolutely no need to say more.

True friends. We witness each other's lives, reflecting back the goodness. Hoping for the best, there for each other if it's the worst. We can laugh. We can cry. We can be ourselves with the people we call true friends. I am blessed to have such amazing friends in my life, I am thankful for each and every one of you.

1 comment:

loveball said...

R. I'm not sure there is another friend of mine that I have gone thru rougher patches with than you and I have. We have exposed our weaknesses AND strengths to each other in some for raw and real ways and have had to step away from each other to heal at times. But we always ran back to each other - arms open with love, forgiveness and unspoken understanding of why we had to step away. To me, this has shown what an honest and true friendship we really do have. We have often been so honest in exposing certain sides of ourselves to each other that it has almost become painful to be around each other...I know you know what I mean. And thank goodness you do. Last nights airport pick-up was one of those little things that just reaffirms what friends do for each other. I would do the same for you in a heartbeat. And as for the little secret you, me and R share...just you knowing that "you're secret's safe with me" is another thing solidifying what true friends we are. I'm grateful too. Very grateful. You're my girl.