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Growing up, my family moved around a lot. So each time I had to start at a new school I would have to make a new group of friends...over and over again. As time went and on, it became more and more difficult. I became shy, reserved, hard to get to know.
At this stage of my life, things have started to change. Children are grounding. Most of my friendships are set in stone. And I'm really grateful for all of the friends I am now lucky to have.
I'm grateful for the little group of friends I've started to make in my tiny section of the blogging world. Friends that pop in and visit me. Friends who leave lovely, encouraging comments. I lack courage in this aspect of my life, but with lovely supportive people coming over, I'm getting braver everyday.
I have friends who I don't see as often as I should. Perhaps because of distance, or crazy schedules, or life getting in the way. But, the great thing is, when I do see them it's like we've never been apart. We pick up where we left off. Like we saw each other yesterday.
Then, there is the wonderful group of friends whom I see nearly everyday. Friends I catch coffee with. Friends I chat to at the school gate. We have BBQ's, picnics, the kids play at each others houses. We all 'get' each other, have similar interests, are at a similar stage of our lives. Best of all, we support each other in times of need.
I have friends I'm related to. There are two in particular. Crazy, annoying, hilarious. They rock my world.
Of course, I have my best friend. The one I'm married to. My soul mate.
So, this week it's all about my friends. I'm grateful for each and every one of you for so many different reasons. Thank you.
For more Grateful posts head over to the wonderful Maxabella Loves....who's celebrating a birthday!