It's time again for Five Minute Friday. Where we just write without worrying if it's perfect. Please click over to The Gypsy Mama for the rules and join in!
Today's Prompt is: On friends...
Friends. I literally don't know what I would do without them. When I went through the divorce, my friends were my lifesavers since my family was so far away. They who were willing to sit up with my while I poured out my heart and my tears on them until all hours of the morning. They watched my kids so I could work, or just cry. They brought me dinner and came to check on me everyday. They came out of their comfort zones to make sure I was OK and let me know they were there for me. They called me or texted me constantly. They gave me advice and hope and a shoulder to cry on when I had none. I can never repay them for what they did for me.
"Friends are the family you chose" is a quote I often like to use. They are the people you can not speak to for ages and when you get together it's just like you were never apart. They are the people you can depend on to support your decisions and call you out on your crap. The people who can tease you about your faults and you know they aren't judging you.
Friends aren't tied to you by blood (well not always), they are tied to you by a genuine love and care for you and an interest to continue the relationship. How beautiful is that? Your friends, your true friends, are in your life because they love you and they want to be around you. How many people on earth can you truly say that about?
I'm so grateful for all my friends, the ones who have been around since childhood all the way through to the ones I just met. I know you are all in my life for a reason. I cherish you and I am so grateful for your friendship!
I have also met many wonderful friends over the Internet through blogging. Their love and support has held me up in many times of trial. If you read this blog, please take a moment to introduce yourself to me and everyone else. I would love to get to know you better. Or, just tell me your favorite things about your friends!