It’s true what they say, when big things happen it shows you who your friends are.
In the early days, everyone cares and are constantly sending well wishes and checking in then slowly over time they start to fade away. Ok, it’s not all that slowly. They return to their own lives blissfully unaware of the earth shattering blows I received almost daily. Rightfully so because I don’t expect to be the centre of the world and people have to get back to their regularly scheduled programming. You come to expect the natural pattern and flow of things. The influx of support then the slow retreat until you are left alone with your emotions and own family and your true friends.
But, there are a few exceptions. People who you never would have thought would ‘walk away’ do just that. Then others who were all but a distant memory reach out to you like nothing has happened all those years ago. “Strangers” off the internet are there for you during your darkest hours. It’s quite remarkable where you find strength and support. What’s even more shocking are the places you don’t find the support you long for.
Just the 4 of us against the world. I know it’s not, but some days it certainly feels that way.
“If you‘re absent during my struggle, don’t expect to be present during my success