It’s not often a friend comes along that just gets it. Be that you, or the situation or whatever, they’re just right on the money every time. And you know they’d have your back, whatever the cost. Which is nice.
It’s my birthday this Saturday. I’m turning the grand old age of 37 (37! boohoo 🙁 ), but to be honest I feel like the past few months have aged me so much more. But it doesn’t matter how hard or weird or confusing or miserable my life has been this year, Bethany has been there. And it means a lot.
So anyway, today, as an early birthday treat and while the children were in preschool, she took me for pancakes and coffee. And she bought along my gift. We’re off for a night of drinkin’ and bitchin’ on Saturday night, so she wanted me to have my present today, so I didn’t have to carry it round with me on Saturday.
First off it was beautifully wrapped. And who doesn’t love gorgeous wrapping?
Then I opened it. And burst into tears.
In fact I bawled. In public. If you’re not sure why, you should read this post
Then I turned it over. And bawled some more.
But she didn’t get embarrassed at my outburst. She cried with me.
Cos she’s got my back.
She’s going back to work full time in January and I’m going to miss her so much. It can’t help but change things. But I couldn’t be more proud of her for taking this massive step.
Because she inspires me too.
Thank you for my beautiful present Bethany. See you on Saturday! And I promise not to cry again.