All I wanted were genuinely good people in my life who would not abandon me, especially during times when I needed them most. I used to feel an excruciating amount of guilt over the circumstances of my life much of which I had no control over. People in my life began to disappear one by one. Making plans felt like pulling teeth and most of the times plans would fall through. I remember sitting in my room alone my eyes filled with tears as I stared at my phone that had been flooded with last minute cancellations.
“You need better friends,” my brother Aarron said.
All I could say was, “I know.”
All I can think about now is how fortunate I am to have a group of women in my life that I can call friends. All I wanted were genuinely good people in my life who would not abandon me, especially when I needed them most, and I have found those people. They do not make me feel guilty over the circumstances of my life. They stuck around. They make time for me in their busy lives and I make time for them. They have never left me sitting in my room alone eyes filled with tears. They support me and inspire me.
Thank you for showing me what true friendship is like. You are always there for me, especially when I need you the most and without hesitation or judgement. I am so thankful to have you in my life. There is no doubt in my mind that you will continue to be apart of it. It’s hard to imagine my life without you and in fact, I don’t want to. All I wanted were genuinely good people in my life and that’s what you are: genuinely good people. I am so proud to call you my friends. I am so proud of everything that you have accomplished so far and everything that you will accomplish in the future. Each and every one of you is killing it in your own way. I love you ladies.
Alexis Renae Griggs