Written by Heather from The Extraordinary Ordinary
When Lisa asked me to guest post, I knew right away I wanted to send her a post about friends. That’s because Lisa and I met nearly two years ago, right here, through blogging and she’s become one. Lisa is that kind of girl, isn’t she? The kind of girl that knows how to be a good friend. So thank you, Lisa. For asking me to grace this lovely space of yours. And for being the kind of friend that loves me just as I am.
For My Friends
I’ve always had amazing friends. For as long as I can remember, very faithful friends. These are the kind of friends that become family as they fluff their pillows and hang their memory pictures right here in my heart.
There are a number of women in my life that came along a long time ago and some I’ve not known as long. They’re all here in their very own heart spaces, shaking out the dusty rugs below their memory pictures every so often. No matter what else they’re doing here, they’re mostly turning on lamps in the dark spaces and speaking a language only we know.
The night before one of my friends got married, she gave me a card that said, “Tomorrow is happening largely because of you.” She wrote about how our friendship had taught her that a person can see the beautiful and the ugly, really see it, in someone else, and then that person can still love unconditionally.
After seeing the very worst, we stayed…
“You probably have the most accurate picture of me, and still you are my friend.”
Isn’t that what we want from friendship? Someone who doesn’t turn from our dark corners, but reaches for the lamp and our hand at the same time? Don’t we want someone who shakes out our heart rugs not because they can’t stand the dirt, but because they want us to have that feeling of clean, that freedom from lies and from faking? I love that about real friendship. And the laughter. I love the laughter, shaking all the chambers and knocking some of the more unwanted pictures right off the walls.
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