“I’m tired of friendships mom” words I wasn’t expecting to hear from my 14 year old daughter. I mean giving up on friendship at 14 seriously I think I was at least in my twenties before I felt this way.
My daughter and I are similar we tend to lay our hearts on the line a lot quicker than most. We have so much hope and often find ourselves a little shell shocked from life, from people.
Our hearts can be a little battered.
Friendship is a seriously strange thing, it can bring so much joy but can also turn you upside down and inside out.
My life has been blessed by friendship but also my heart has been broken by it too.
I hate watching my daughter walk this pathway, watching her turn herself in circles. I am shocked at how cruel we can be to each other. How words can be flung about without any reproach.
I hope that one day my daughter finds the friends she deserves, those that will cherish her tender heart.
I know I am so grateful for my friends, the people that surround me in my life today. My friends keep me sane, they drag me out of my moments of darkness, they challenge me to be the best that I can be.
I love that I get to surround myself with friends who share my passions, ones that are willing to stand up for others. Fight for disability rights, free speech, equality and to challenge and change political policies.
I am honoured that I share my life with mothers and fathers of children with special needs, parents caring for their children with compassion, empathy and kindness.
With foster parents, adoptive parents who open their homes and hearts to children in need.
Recently I have found myself building friendships with amazing women who are pro active in the body positive movement, woman who are encouraging other woman to love their bodies and celebrate who they are.
Friendships are ever evolving, some friends are there for a lifetime some for just a moment.
Yet for however long your friendship lasts its special, it changes you, makes a mark on your life,
So today I’m taking time to celebrate my friendships and to say thank you to the crazy bunch of people I get to call my friends.
I truly love you all. xxx