“You know what I love? Friends who don’t make this friend thing complicated.
People who don’t use the ‘you find out who your friends are’ phrase passive-aggressively.
I love friends who agree there’s no need for labeling.
The thing is, there are limitations to the kind of friend I can be.
Whoever says, ‘it’s not hard to text back’ obviously doesn’t have a brain turned to mush like me.
So right now, more than ever, I’m thankful for friends who don’t have unrealistic expectations of me.
I won’t always be a phone call away.
Sometimes, I leave my phone inside so that it’s not a distraction when I’m spending time with my family.
I won’t always be there in the exact moment you may need me.
I really try, but sometimes I’m fighting my own demons and I’m truly just surviving.
I won’t give you my undivided attention.
But I will listen to you vent between pushing babies on the swings.
I can’t promise to make it to the events you plan.
But I’ll surely try or I’ll cheer you on in your endeavors while I rock a sick baby.
And I want my friends to know that I don’t expect any more from them.