Every Friday we unite for five minutes to write on one word. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on friend.
There was a time when I had walked away from the family that was chosen for me.
And I decided to choose a family of my own.
And that is where I met each of you.
At a time when I was searching.
For arms to wrap around me.
Souls to connect.
I was searching for each of you.
And in this time, I found you.
All of you.
And today, where would I be without you?
The ones that know me best?
The ones that know all of me?
My whole story.
My entire being.
The ones that know my fears.
The ones that know my scars.
The ones that do not care about a number on a scale.
The ones that don't care how many miles I run.
How many hours I work.
How many mistakes I make.
The ones that build me up.
Never tear me down.
The ones that give me life.
The ones that hold me high.
The shoulders I still use to cry on.
When I am tired.
When I am blue.
When I am done.
When I am just beginning.
The ones that can make me laugh and make me cry, all in one breath.
The ones that can pull me up and settle me.
The ones where our kids get to love each other and love on each other.
The ones where they love your person.
The ones that believe in you, your mothering, your career, your life, your love.
All of you.
The ones that warm me and fill me with love.
I cherish each of you.