Can we talk about something that’s been on my mind in this season?
F R I E N D S H I P
Since getting married, P & I have really had it made evident who was in our lives because they value a relationship with us & who was in our lives out of convenience, proximity, or comfort.
Friendship is something that I take very seriously. And, unfortunately, my mental health has proven to be a bit of a challenge this year which has left me feeling like a bit of a crappy friend.
Being a bit paralyzed by depression earlier this year was very eye opening in the arena of friendship, and I am SO. GRATEFUL. for the friends who constantly check on me, remind me to give myself grace, and have stuck around when challenges have present themselves.
Michelle, Kelly, & I have known each other for many years now. No matter how our relationships have ebbed & flowed, changed & grown, I always seem to find myself drawn to these two beauties.
My dad took this photo of us during a brief moment of down time during Christmas minis this weekend & we started laughing & reminiscing about all the ridiculous photos we could compare this one to 😂 but as I sit looking at the three of us, now in our 20s, each on completely different life paths, & still showing up for each other, my heart wells up with love.
I love you both so much. Thank you for always coming back to our friendship, no matter what life throws at us.
One thing no one quite prepares you for as you grow into adulthood is how much your friendships change. You’ll lose friends, you’ll gain friends, & you will learn just how much work true friendship requires at times.
Cherish your friends, y’all. Apologize when you screw up. Make allowances for each other’s mistakes. Say thank you. Be respectful. And love fiercely, without conditions.
True friends are better than all the riches in the world ❤️