The lovely and talented Ritu of butIsmileanyway.com has set us all off on Loveuary. I for one am excited with the task. What is love? We shall find out as the month goes on.
Link to Ritu’s post
Link to rules and prompts
Today is Day 8 of Loveuary and I am going to talk about friends. I am not sure where to start on this subject because I have found so many wonderful and supportive friends on line. They have supported me through some really terrible times in my life, times my dear, dear blogging friends I do not think I would of survived without you all!
I am not going to mention any of you by name for fear of missing anyone out but I really do think that you know who you are. You have helped me come to terms with so many things, physical pain, mental pain, family problems you have also joined me in my minor and major victories, and joys , becoming a grandma then having that snatched away from me… now being allowed back in. Through thick and thin you have supported and helped me. I was so delighted to meet you all at last years Bloggers Bash. I am really looking forward to seeing you all again this June! So I wanted to make it clear from the beginning that I truly do value you all so much.
In the real world as opposed to the Blogospher I am very lucky to have a small but very strong circle of friends. There is my dearest ex sister in law who I have known since I was 13yrs and she was 15yrs, ( 50 years of friendship ) we have carried each other through really dark times and incredibly happy times too. I shall never be able to list the things she has done for and helped me with and I hope I have done the same for her.
I have two other very close friends V and L and I have know both of these for decades too. We have brought our children up together , been out to work and now we are retired… young retired of course!! We always enjoy each other’s company and meet as often as we can. We phone often and if there has been a lapse of time for any reason we immediately pick up where we left off.
These three women are my run to people when I need help and I am the same for them. Our ears, shoulders and hands are always there to support each other.
I do have many acquaintances some of who I though were close friends but I had a rude awakening after breaking my back for the second time. I had to have three operations, and then learn to walk again. Suddenly they all dropped away , those who stayed in touch like the three above are my true friends… like you my dear blogging friends, my “Diamonds In The Dust”. Here is the poem I wrote with that in mind back in 2011.
Diamonds In The Dust.
Not always there in person but always by your side
To always lend that helping hand. To be a loving special guide.
To understand when no one does to place in you their trust.
When all is lost and all are gone they are the diamonds in the dust.
Money’s lost and you’ve missed the bus, there is just one you can phone.
When you can talk and you can walk they’ll discretely drop you home.
They’ll pick you up and hose you down and make sure you are sober.
To find the shoe that you have lost all stones they will turn over.
They help you out asking for nothing in return, they are the diamonds in the dust
To smile with you and delight in your pleasure and celebrate your minor wins
To share the moments that you treasure they defend you when all others bin you.
True to you they always stay no matter if you are far away,
With them it is never “Out of sight,out of mind” they don’t forget they
Are always kind those diamonds in the dust.
So when you stand alone without a helping hand. Hope is gone and all seems lost.
The ones who never left your side, who always waved your banner still stand for you at any cost.
So remember as you sieve your life. The good the bad all the damn strife.
As you separate the wheat from the chaff, as they blow away in a winds gust.
The ones that stay and never sway are the diamonds in the dust.