Monday, January 28, 2013
Love and Friendship
The last couple of years have been humbling. Sometimes there is no solution. My heart hurts because I want to support my friends and I just don't know how.
Then I had my eyes opened to a different view point.
Love is bearing witness.
I've been mulling over this idea for several weeks. It's a difficult concept for me because I find my value in tangible things that I do. I'm learning that loving someone doesn't always mean fixing things for them. Or even improving things for them. Sometimes love is just being there. Through ups and downs, trials and triumphs, joy and despair. Bearing witness to the events in their life, being a thread in the tapestry of their history. It's valuable to simply be present, emotionally if not physically, and help keep memories.