I hung out with my bestie this weekend-you know the one, Sasy.
Her and her man had a lovely time at the nearby Casino.
We totally need to go- we would kick some BFF Casino ass!
The same weekend, her daughter turned 21, so, her gift was the “gramma takes the kids so momma can get her party on’. present.
In between all of that, she picks me up and takes me to my job that is outside the bus range. Now, she lives about 20 minutes away from me, and my job was another 20 minutes in the opposite direction.
After work, Sasy picks me up and we go to the cell phone store so she can do an upgrade. Well, they have this awesome deal, if you add a line you can get a free phone and the second line is dirt cheap.
She immediately asks me if I need a phone, knowing full well my situation. So, here we are, grandkids and me at the phone store.
I can’t accept the phone.
Is it pride?
Is it, obligation?
Or is it because, I don’t know how to accept gifts and I don’t know what true friendship love really means.
Yes, I have friends. Not very many. But the ones I have had, I have had for life.
My childhood friend from grade school, since we were 7 and we lived on the same block.
She taught me how to dance to Barry Manilow.
My other bestie that I’ve known since Junior High. We experienced life together the only way 13 year olds know how.
Yes, and I have had friends here and there, and they come and go.
My 23 year old Elfin Girl, that dyes her hair purple and yet, she is an old soul….and I love her
I still have far away friends that I keep close to my heart. And they are still part of my life.
But, those rare friends, that stick to you…..
And if you are fortunate enough, you know what I am talking about.
Okay, so, Sasy and I are kindred spirits. WE KNOW EACH OTHER. Like it was meant to be.
I was meant to have this great opportunity to know what true friendship love really means.
When we were at the store, she insisted on getting the phone for me, and matching phone covers too, and I am like, ‘but we’ve only been dating for 2 months.” My sarcastic sense of humor…..
I have never been very good at accepting love, or gifts.
Whether it is a sisterhood, a best friend, or that of a true lover.
But, today, I am learning.
I am so grateful for the love that is opening up for me in all shapes and forms.
With Hugs and Hope