Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sometimes You have to Drop Everything for a Friend...



Regardless of anything… My best friend Danielle and I have been friends for 8 years, ever since we freshmen roommates in college. We’ve seen each other through break-ups, moves, college disasters, and the usual drama that comes along with being a girl. Our friendship tho about a year ago took an awkward turn. She got an engineering job up in Albany, NY about 4 hours from me and then would go home in New Jersey, where her trip would pass me right by. She constantly passed me right by without even telling me she was in the area or would call me after the fact. I don’t know why she never stopped because literally it was about 15 minutes off route from her ride home. I may never know, but she is still a best friend and today I have to put all past drama aside because she needs me and I will drop everything for her.

Unfortunately I found out that one of her grandmothers passed away on Tuesday. She didn’t call me until yesterday because she was just too upset. Completely understandable. She told me when the wake was and the funeral and at first I was responded I couldn’t take off of work because I didn’t have any days to take because I’m still new but the wake is tonight. That I can & will make. It’s only an hour away and her mother doesn’t like her boyfriend so he won’t be in attendance so there is no one going except her family. Her mother and her often don’t see eye to eye on things & she’s only child too like me so there isn’t someone that “gets” her…yeah know what I mean? There is a bond between friends that just being there for even the few minutes or giving them a hug cab be worth it’s weight in gold.

Forgive the brief post but I’m at work right now and I’m just finishing up for the day so I can head down there. Hopefully me being there will ease the sadness a lil bit for Danielle. I really hope it does. I’ll be back to blogger tomorrow. 

R.I.P. Danielle’s grandmother. May you rest and sing with the angels.    

9 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

So timely. Yesterday my friend's father passed away. It's so hard to know what to do. All I can think of is being there for her like you are for your friend.

b. said...

you are a real friend :) don't worry about what has happened in the past, every friendship has a wobbly moment, and it may not have been personal, although it is always painful when you have a wobble with your bestest.

i hope the wake goes well

x.

Lady Grey said...

you're a good friend, Melanie.
oxo

drollgirl said...

you are a good friend to be going to this wake. i hope this helps you two reconnect your friendship.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

You are such a good friend. I hope Danielle realizes how lucky she is to have you. xoxo

RIP her grandmother. <3

ag. said...

My thoughts are with your friend and her family, what a sad time.

I'm sure just having you around will be comforting. That really is what friends are for.

Ice Queen said...

You're absolutely right. You're friend needs you right now and it's times like these when the past no longer matters.

I'll be thinking of you both <3

Sheri said...

So sorry to hear about your friend's sadness. :( I am envious though you have such a great friend as mine have all well.... never been there for me when I needed it. :(

Claire M. said...

Sorry to hear that! My condolences to the family

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