I’ve never been great at making friends. In high school, the way I made friends was latching onto one or two nice people who made the mistake of being polite to me and integrating myself into their friend-group. After high school, I had one person who I could honestly call my friend (and even then barely), and all of my social outings happened through her.
Through her, I met Pup, and when she and I fell out, Pup’s friends became my new friends. After we fell out with them, it was pretty much just me and Pup against the world, even after we broke up.
But, lately, I’ve been making friends left-and-right. And, honestly, I couldn’t be more grateful.
I mean, of course, it’s nice to have people I can text and talk to and maybe go out and do things with.
But, beyond that, it’s nice to have people who care about me and support me. I have a network of people I can reach out to if I need to talk or need help with something, both online and in the real world. I can’t remember the last time I had options of people to talk to.
My blogging family is just… amazing. I couldn’t even begin to list by name every one who has helped and supported me on this journey, but you can find a few of them in my sidebar to the right. If it weren’t for them, I probably would have abandoned this place back in May when my WordPress plan expired. They really have been an invaluable source of motivation and support, and I love them all like blood.
Of course, I’ve also been making friends off-line, mostly through church.
My church family is amazing. I’ve never met so many kind, generous people in my life. If I have a problem, I know I can go to any of them and they will give me honest advice and deliver it with love. If I’m ever in need, I know they’ll have my back.
This is all so new to me, I’m still not entirely sure how to handle all the love that’s been coming my way, lately. When I think about it, I honestly tear up a little bit.
I love you all. Truly.
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