Dear Amazing Friends,
I can barely begin to describe the beauty that you bring to my world. When life is busy and the road is winding, each of you provides a beacon of hope and joy. You are the sparks of light along the way that make the journey infinitely more enjoyable. Whether it’s laughter or listening, advice or accolades, you bring exactly what I need when I need it most. You fill my soul and make my heart happy. You inspire laughter and soothe tears. Quite simply, you make life so much more delightful.
And what an incredible life it is getting to live it with each of you. You’ve known me through it all. You’ve been with me through high school homework stresses, college relationships, job struggles, early adulthood adventures, walking down the aisle, and raising babies. You’ve seen me at my best without responding with jealousy, and you’ve loved me at my worst without bringing judgement. You’ve held my hand on important occasions; you’ve held my heart throughout.
I’m really not quite sure what I’ve done to be lucky enough to have you all in my life. As life has gotten ever more complex with marriage and moves and children, I know there have been so many times that I’ve dropped the ball on being the type of friend I want to be, the type of friend you deserve. For that I’m sorry.
I’m sorry that it takes me two days to respond to a text, two weeks to return a phone call, and two months to reply to an email.
I’m sorry that I’m constantly tired and distracted when we do finally get the chance to chat.
I’m sorry that my brain these days is frenzied and forgetful and I’ve neglected to send birthday cards or inquire about important life events.
I’m sorry that I’ve missed bonfires and bachelorette parties and weddings because my babies needed me.
I’m sorry that I haven’t always shown up at the times or in the ways you needed me.
It is said that when juggling all the responsibilities of life, its not about never dropping the ball, it’s about learning which balls are glass and which are rubber; which ones will break and which will bounce. I hope, lovely friends, you can continue to bounce with me as I try to find my balance in this busy phase of life. I hope you know how much I value our friendship and would never want to break our bond. For still being there in spite of it all, for loving me anyway, I cannot thank you enough.
Thank you for making me laugh until it hurts and (ice) dance until we collapse in giggles.
Thank you for listening; for truly hearing what’s on my heart.
Thank you for asking the questions and saying the words I didn’t even realize I needed to hear.
Thank you for caring; for remembering the details of my life that even I sometimes forget.
Thank you for lifting me up; for making me feel valued, worthy, and adored.
Thank you for laughing at my corny jokes and off the wall comments.
Thank you for welcoming my babies to join brunches, bridal fittings, and weekends away.
Thank you for holding my little girls, making them laugh, and loving them with your whole hearts.
Thank you for accepting and embracing me for exactly who I am and where I am in life.
I love you dear ones…
3 responses to “A Love Letter to My Friends”
This is beautiful.
This made me cry. So special to have such close friends. And i resonated with every word. Nicely written. Good to see u today.
So good to see you too Monica! I often find as a mom when everyone else’s needs are always pressing in on me, it’s far too easy to let friends fall to the wayside. But we are so fortunate when we find people who understand and will still be there.