Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Widowed Friends ......
...... are some of the most amazing friends I've ever had.
And I've had some pretty amazing friends.
In my "before".
And in my "after".
I'm not saying that widowed people are better friends.
I've had some non-widowed friends that would be pretty hard to beat.
Not that I'm comparing.
Because I'm not.
There's no comparing people ...... which I think is for the best.
It's just that most widowed people that I've met, and friended, are so ...... easy.
No, not "easy" in THAT way! Sheesh.
I know exactly where some of your minds went.
Shame on you.
They're "easy" ...... as in ...... easy to talk to, easy to be around, easy to joke with (especially with that very dark "widowed humor"), easy to laugh with, easy to sit with and say nothing, easy to express my grief to, easy to cry with, easy to vent with, super-easy to hug and ...... easy to love.
I feel so very blessed to count many of you as my friends.
Even if we haven't met I.R.L.*
Some people (almost always non-widowed) find that difficult to understand.
But you don't.
And I love that about you.
I love a lot about you.
And I treasure every friend I've made ...... in my "after".
But you know what I love most about you?
The one thing that tops all of the other dozens of reasons to love you?
It's that you know, in spite of how much I love you (and it's a lot) ...... and totally understand ......
...... that I'd give you all up in a heartbeat, if that would bring Jim back.
But since we all know that's not going to happen ......
I'm so very glad that we're friends.
And I can't wait to see you New York people this weekend!
*In real life