I have to dedicate this post to my best friend and sister of the heart Kalyn. Throughout my pregnancy and postpartum time she has been there for me. In fact she's been there for me our entire friendship.
Certain relationships in life don't work out the way we plan. The more it happens the more you come to expect it.
Kalyn has been someone to show me to stop expecting that from people. We talk literally every day. The only other people I'm that close with are Kai and my Mother. She shows grace and support. She the person who doesn't expect to bow and scrape or grovel when she's there for me. A thing that took me a long time to get used too.
She the person who has been with me through so much. The night I found out I was pregnant with Elena, she was the first person I called. (Kai took the test with me!)
She is the person who's brought me flowers and card when I'm in the middle of a difficult struggling time. She's the person who listens to a lot of my hormonal whining when I'm pregnant. She is the keeper of all my snarky, witty, and bitchy observations about life and the people in it.
She shares my fandoms, we exchange ideas, we plot crafts, and plan things for our children. It's my hope that Josh and her precious daughter will grow up like cousins because of the closeness that we share and the time they spend together.
I've never met a person so thoughtful, so caring, so kind, and so steadfast. That kind of loyalty in a person is completely priceless to me. She's shared space in this blog and I've been so happy to share so much with her. Time and time again she has shown what a faithful friend she is that I feel the only title suitable for her is "sister".
She's taught me a lot about accepting myself where I'm at as well as striving to be a better parent and loving wife. She gives abundantly to so many. She is a rare kind of person. Truely. I wish I could share her with the world because the world needs more Kalyn's- but I'm selfishly glad I don't have too.
Thinking today on relationships, trust, forgiveness, and grace; I was reminded at what I precious gift I have in this friend. It's really easy to focus on the negatives in life. The relationships that haven't worked out like you hoped. It's hard. However when I look at what I've been blessed with, it seems silly to complain at all.
I just wanted to take this minute to share that. She deserves a lot of praise for how amazing she's been. She's helped with rides to store, brought me flowers, she's helped when I needed someone to watch Josh for doctor appointments, and has been so present to me during tough times. I love her dearly and she's truely a sister.
We all deserve a friend like that. I hope I can be a friend like that, back to her as well as the others I care about. If you're going through a time of losing a person you were close to, forgive and let go. you never now what's waiting around the corner, it could be better than you expected!
Love you Kalyn!!