I'm sitting here...and so many thoughts run through my mind when I think of the word "friend"...and I look back at all the people that have called themselves my friend and in some way or another way they were...but now I know 99% of them I could not call if I needed them.
According to the Wikipedia.com the word Friend(or friendship) ~is a form of interpersonal relationship,generally closer then an association, although there is a range of degree of intimacy in both friendship and association.
Now that sounds so offical and kind of sterile...to me a friend is someone that I can call and if I need a moment to vent I can...and hopefully feel better once I'm done...a friend is someone that understands there are a lot of moments in my life that I can't drop everything to go somewhere or just hang out due to my husband's PTSD...I've lost so many people that I thought were my friends, people that now avoid me or just completely ignore me due to my husband and his medical problems. And that makes me sad...I've dropped things at times to be there for those "friends"..and in the end they have dropped me as a friend
So to those few friends that have stuck with me through thick and thin thank you...to those that haven't I guess I should say thank you also...you taught and showed me what a true friend really is...