"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to-letting a person be what he really is."
I love this quote, it is exactly what a friend is to me, I do not try to change my friends to be what I want them to be, I accept and love them for who they are. I have had many "friends" over the years but until I had reconnected with David, I didn't realize that I didn't have a friend who just loved me for me. He wasn't out to change me, he wasn't trying to make me see his way. Also, I just read a blog from Mastin Kipp, "The Daily Love" and he stated what I truly believe, I don't love people for what they can give me, I love them for who they are. I will love David no matter where life takes me, I don't have limits on our relationship. I won't stop loving him just because he might not love me that way.
As painful at it can sometimes be, not having someone love you the way you want... it is so much better to have them in your life than not. I wish everyone could understand and feel the love of someone who loves you for who you are, truly loves you for who you are and not for what you give them. I am close to 49 years of age and I finally experienced that kind of love and it has been the most amazing love I have ever had in my life. I am not saying by any means that it is easy, it's not but I couldn't or wouldn't want to imagine my life without him in it.
When I need someone to be real with me, honest and open, I turn to him. I don't want someone that will judge me and I don't want someone who will just agree with me. Last week when I was going through a particularly rough time with work, people were telling me their take on it, they weren't really listening to me. They thought I was afraid, I am not... I am just not interested, when I talked to David, he saw through it and realized, no... I am not afraid, I am just not interested. He got it right away, I didn't have to explain myself.
Then he told me the truth, there is no easy answer, it was either make them understand, do what they ask or find something else I love. There is no simple answer there, there is only truth. Someone else could tell me the same thing and people did but until he said it because it came from the heart, I didn't listen. All we really want in the life is to be heard, to be understood and to be loved.
I will love David no matter what, my feelings don't stop just because his are not equal to mine. I love him for him as I love all my friends. I love them for who they are and I want people to know that if they come to me from their heart, I will listen... if they are not trying to change me but just love me, I will listen. I will do the same for them.
I don't want anyone to get the wrong idea about this post, I have had many wonderful friends in my life and I still do but I've never felt this safe with anyone in my life. I am not afraid to be me, completely and fully. I want nothing more than to be just myself with him. I don't think.. should I say this? or should I say that? I am just me. It's the only way I know how to be with him, anything less would mean I was a fake.
"A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are." ~ Nate Kay
We're not perfect. We laugh too hard. We are way too loud & we are such dorks. But doing it together is what makes us best friends forever♥
"Everything you want, also wants you" ~ Jack Canfield