…these words were spoken to me yesterday by someone I love very much, someone who’s going through something difficult and painful and awful. While I’m so sorry my friend has to go through this, I am so glad that my friend recognizes that I’m here. Being there is one of the things I pride myself on. Being a good friend is one of the ways I define who I am.
I’m going to be spending an awful lot of time and energy being with this friend. I may not be able to do much more than listen, or provide a place to crash when things get to be too much, but I will do anything – and everything – that I can. It’s one of the things I do best.