FRIENDS

I miss ‘seeing’ my friends. There’s only so much texting, email and FaceTime you can do before you feel like you are living on different planets, although I suppose with the SpaceX rocket success of sending up private citizens, that may well be a possibility. Hmm, I wonder if that will be considered a long distance call for free in your data plan? Some of my dearest friends of 30+ years have moved to other States. I can’t blame them with the high cost of living in California but I selfishly wish they were still here. Friends are like walls, sometimes you lean on them and sometimes you just need to know they’re there. Friends are different from DNA family because we get to choose them. If we could choose our family, I would have chosen Bill Gates as my Dad. When you’ve been friends with someone for 30 years, you don’t even need words to communicate, they can tell by your facial expression what you’re thinking or feeling. They will also tell you when something is hanging out of your nose and not be afraid you will be embarrassed. There are also one sided friendships where you suddenly realize you’re the only one putting in the effort. When that happens it’s best to just stop the elevator and let them off. Due to my MS I have made many new friends over the last three years who also share my chronic disease. I treasure all of them. Sometimes when you meet a person with something so personal in common, you just click and feel like you’ve known them for years and you don’t have to be anyone but yourself. It’s a lovely feeling because when you’re dealing with a chronic disease you tend to put out an effort to always appear normal even when you may be having a day of pain or fatigued. Those friends who understand will let you just be yourself and for that I am forever grateful. ❤️❤️Ro

Some days I’m so scrambled I should wear bacon for earrings.

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