Monday, July 2, 2012

A Friend Indeed

     I had a pretty tough weekend. I've made some mistakes these past couple of weeks that have cost me emotionally. I don't know why I do the things that I do sometimes; I just do. I'm thankful for His Grace and Mercy because without it, life wouldn't be worth living. I'm a sinner just like everybody else and I know that I'm forgiven but I have the hardest time forgiving myself. I'm harder on me than anybody and I know that my Father knows this. I believe this is why He chose to bring special folks in my life that can help me see the rainbow at the end of the storm.

     One such person is my friend, Phillip. I met him about eight years ago-- he was my co-worker. Somehow, I knew that he was going to be more than that and that he'd always be a constant in my life. The one thing that I like about him is that he has an awesome spirit. Even when things in his own life are stormy, he finds a way to be there for his friends and when you think that nobody cares, he's there rooting for you the whole time. He's given me nothing but encouragement, sound advice, a listening ear, and hope when I'm struggling when I'm struggling inside.

Today, I found this poem. Out of all of my friends, this reminds me of him:

My Friend
Long ago, I found my friend,
Who knew everything I felt.
He knows my every weakness,
And the problems and situations I’ve been dealt.
He understood my wonders,
And listened to my dreams.
He listened to how I felt about life and love,
And knew what it all means.
Not once did he interrupt me,
Or tell me that I was wrong.
He understands what I am going through,
And promised he’ll stay long
When I reached out to this friend,
He showed me that he’ll always care.
He’d pull me close and let me know
That he’ll always be there.
He’ll hold my hand
To pull and pull me near.
I realized that this perfect friend I have
Is gracious, wonderful, and very dear.

     We both have two jobs, we're in school, and we have others that depend on us. We can't see each other as much as I'd like but at the end of the day, he's the one friend I thank God for. I don't know if he knows how much I love him for I don't think that I tell him enough. It doesn't really matter because I know he'll always be there.