Last night a special friend of mine and I had a huge disagreement. It was heated. And, for an instant, I thought I might loose this wonderful man's love in my life. We have been friends for 6 years. He never allows me to have that protective bubble that I am fond of having around me. He is a masculine voice that I respect. I value him, because I know him to be pure hearted, and well intentioned.
After the argument, he went home and wrote me a lovely e-mail. I won't post it in it's entirety, but he wrote "You are loved, and I know that the world would not be so good a place as it
is now, without you." He could have called me names (should have) and wrote of his disappointment, in me, 'that I am often unyielding.' No, he just spoke of our friendship and how much he values me.
Today, when I saw him we hugged like nothing happened, in that "hello old friend kinda way." I want this for all of us. A friend who accepts, the crazy, the flaws, the faults, and the broken heart that I carry, in my tired hands, as I walk through this life. He accepts everything about me, because he senses that I am honest with him- no matter what. He depends on my honesty. I am grateful for his acceptance.
This is the wanting. This is what opens me up, and keeps me hungry to live, and to keep giving. Abiding friendships. Abiding love. I want this for all of you.
It is my prayer tonight for all of you.