Throughout life, we encounter many different people in our day-to-day walk. Some of them will disappear just as quickly as they appeared, and that occurrence is a welcome one. Some of them will disappear and re-enter many times before the end. Further still, some will be there day in and day out, till the very end of time.
I feel tremendously blessed for every single friend I have. Although I’ve known my best friend since 1986, I am thrilled at the fact that I am still in close contact with friends I’ve had since kindergarten. I was raised in a small town and value the friends I’ve had for years. I attended Grambling State and there is where I developed some relationships that are the very essence of my existence today.
My best friend, Sabrina, has been by me through the good and the bad. We’ve seen each other over and through some tragic events. I would be totally lost without her. There are other friends, whom shall remain nameless for the sake of…well, just because, who have been better to me than I’ve been to myself. One day soon, I will be able to mention them all because change is on the horizon. In the meantime, I relish in the fact that these people are just a phone call away. I know people who get so tired of their phone ringing, getting text messages, FB posts, tweets, etc., but I absolutely love that my phone is always going off. To me, it means that someone is thinking of me. I will hold on to these relationships with everything I have. Some of these friendships are relatively new but with all that I am, I believe they will last a lifetime.
On the other hand, there are some relationships that I will be terminating immediately. One in particular has been the very bane of my being. It has caused me excruciating mental anguish, emotional chaos and even physical pain yet I held on for many, many years. The time has come for it to end and with God as my witness, I am looking forward to the future in a way that I haven’t anticipated anything in years. I will finally live the life I want. There are still plenty of uncertainties but as always, I will hold tight to God’s hand. My sister constantly reminds me that God will always, always keep me and this is not news to me. I am looking forward to traveling, to seeing the city of Dallas (which is something I’ve always wanted to do) and most importantly, I’m looking forward to getting to know myself. I want to see Trease that has longed to surface!