I’ve been thinking about friendships lately, and although we know a lot of people, there are few we consider ‘Friends’ to the extent of chosen family.
When Hubby had that reaction to his new meds and we ended up in A&E a little while ago, it occurred to me that we have no-one locally with whom we could leave Maggie in an emergency. I suppose being in the middle of the night, at last she was OK in the car as it wasn’t that cold and we did throw in an extra blanket.
Our neighbours have since said that we can knock on their door in an emergency.
I wrote this years ago, and it’s one that was in the 1984 album Mum kept.
A True Friend is rare in one’s lifetime,
I don’t mean the fairweather kind,
They are a thousand a penny,
When the going gets rough, you get left behind.
But a True Friend will always stand by you,
Stick with you through thick and thin,
Loyal, reliable and trustworthy,
But where does all this begin?
With patience and understanding,
Time to listen and time to care,
Unbiased when asked an opinion,
A comfort to know they are there.
I’ve had few such friends in my lifetime,
But those I have I hold dear,
To them I send out this message,
If you need me, I’ll always be here.