Is anybody out there?
“Who is it?” you ask…?
Why it’s me, your friend… remember me? We used to hang out? We used to talk on the phone? And when it got really busy we used to at least maybe Facebook message each other or even tweet??
This is how I envision my conversation with 99.9% of my friends once I re-enter the realm of a social life again. Because, to say the least, I’ve been busy…
Have you ever been SO busy, that something had to give?
Well, for me, in order to keep my family strong, and continue working at doing something that I truly enjoy…
my sacrifice lately…
has been my relationships with friends.
in order to kill two birds with one stone (get another blog post up and also apologize to all my long lost friends out there) because it may be many-a-day until I get to personally verbalize to each and every one of my friends how much I miss them and still need them in my lives…
I am writing this letter:
One day I want to thank you properly.
Thank you for all the times you’ve listened to me complain.
Thank you for all the times you’ve let me go on, and on, and on andonandonandonandon… about the things that have been bothering me and bringing me down.
And I want you to know…
that even though I know you don’t expect anything in return, I intend to return the favor.
I miss you. But I know you are all still there for me. (Right?)
Waiting at the cantina down the corner for a Margarita? Waiting for that one time that I might be able to make it out later than 10 p.m.? (because I’ve been up and at ‘em since 5:45 a.m. in the morning!) Waiting for the “Happy Birthday post” on Facebook (which I am lately really random about)? Waiting for that tweet back in response to your tweet directed to me?
I know that you don’t take it personally. (Right?)
You don’t take personally that I am so unresponsive, and that the only way you might have heard from me is at 1 a.m. in the morning via a short text through the “Words with Friends” game
about how my most recent word really sucked because I only had all vowels left?
You don’t take it personally that I forgot to call/text back because I lost track of time, and that I haven’t RSVP’ed “Yes” to practically anything for the last
6 months 2 months? (ok… maybe 3-ish months?)
I know that I have good friends. (Right?)
Friends who support me 100%.
Friends who understand that sometimes life gets busy.
Friends who understand that life as a wife, life as a mom of 3, life as a blogger, life as a sister and life as a daughter sometimes gets complicated and chaotic?
So, if you are still out there… please don’t forget me?
Because I’m just a struggling wife, mom, blogger, sister, daughter and so much more.
And, I miss my friends.
A true friend, (I promise!)
P.S. Would love some comments… you know, about how you’ll wait for my life to calm down and still be around when it does? About how you’ve been in the same “busy” spot before? About how you’ve never(?) lost a friend due to being a “bad” friend???
P.S.S. I am again “pouring my heart out” and linking up with Shell at Things I Can’t Say to participate in her “Pour your Hear Out” blog carnival. Visit there to check out some other great bloggers who are doing the same!