I am so blessed to have many wonderful friends in life. I have realized the past year how many friends I have and even blessed with a few new friendships. I am usually the friend who keeps up with everyone and the last year has really challenged that.
When Marty got sick, I knew he needed me to be there for him. I have let a lot slide the past year and one thing has been keeping up with people. It has been a interesting test of friendship, seeing who goes by the wayside when you aren't taking the time. Then there have been the people who have gone the extra mile and walked the other side of the street with me.
I am so thankful for my friends who have listened unfailingly to everything I have to say. I am so thankful for those friends who provide a much needed distraction from hard things. Friends who make me smile and laugh on many days when I don't feel like it. Friends who have dragged me out of the house and made me take a break.
Old friends, new friends, in between friends, I am thankful for them all.