Isn’t it funny how some people know us better than we know ourselves?
I remember sitting amongst a group of friends once, cracking jokes and laughing. We were having a blast when suddenly one of my closest friends at the time, stood up and took me to the side. Once we were alone he looked me straight in the eye and asked me what was wrong. At first I didn’t know what he meant but a minute later I was sobbing uncontrolably. Unlike the others he had noticed the pain behind my laugh.
Nearly the same thing happened to me today, but instead of face-to-face, it was over the phone. I was telling my childhood besties that I was feeling off and the reason why I thought I was feeling that way. But each one of them in turn answered by puting their finger on the real sore spot. The truth sunk in hard and thus began the waterworks. I can’t even remember the last time I leaked so much. Though as I type this, I must admit I do recall the last flooding now. Thank God for my safe haven, the one place where I can always let go, the place that has seen all the ugly cries. Oh what would I do without my lovely car. 🙂
But most importantly, what would I do without my dear, sweet friends? The ones that can look into my soul even when they are far away. The ones that know me better than I know myself. The ones that remind me every day by their steadfastness that truth, beauty and goodness exist in the world and that, no matter what, there are and always will be people loving people through thick and thin.
So, as I get ready to close the door to my past and open a new one to step through and move forward into the future, because of the sisters and brothers I picked out myself, I have renewed hope in my heart, a spring in my step and I will make the next chapter of my life one to remember!
You know who you are, thank you and I LOVE you!