Friendship is a wonderful thing, mostly because friends are people you choose to have in your life.
Some of my closest friends I've know since I was a young girl, others I've only met in recent years.
When I think about friendship, I think about being there for someone.
This may be on a day to day basis, or a catch up every few months, or simply via chatting on-line.
Because ultimately friendship comes in many different forms.
Over the course of your life people will wander in and out. Only this week I bumped into a friend who I have not seen for years. She apologised for losing contact, but I am not upset, as I said to her sometimes you just lose friends along the way. Life is a journey, there is so much to handle, and as you get married and have children, so much changes.
This is OK.
When I offered another friend assistance, they told me they were OK, and thanked me for offering to help, they then proceeded to apologise for not 'helping me' enough. I didn't need their apology. They provide me with so much friendship on other levels.
This friend is the one who remembers my children's birthdays and wishes them well.
This friend acknowledges when I have something special happening and will wish me luck.
This friend will note down when I'm going on a holiday and will send me a text to remind me to have fun.
She makes me feel valued, what more could I ask for?
And I'm sure if or when I really need her to 'do something' I know she is there.
The thing about friendship is this..... There are NO Rules.
Hallelujah for friendship in all shapes and sizes.
I'm linking up with Jess over at Diary of a SAHM for IBOT.