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I Appreciate The Friends Who Just "Get It".

I'm thankful for the friends who just get that friendships are only as complicated as you make them.

The ones who understand that children, dream-chasing, life in general just get in the way sometimes.

I can't be a consistent "see you every single day" type of friend at this busy point in my life.

It might take me a few days to respond to your text messages.

I can't always make lunch dates on a weekly or even a monthly basis.

I don't have time for FaceTime calls daily.

I may not be able to see you on your birthday.

I may have to cancel plans sometimes.

Sometimes, okay, most times, I'm going to be late.

…and vise versa for all of these things.

It's not because I don't appreciate my friends or value our friendships.

It's because after I work all day, run a business on the side, help my husband run his business, clean the house, get in my workout, do the laundry, and make the dinner… I'm exhausted.

When you need me, I will always be there; no questions asked.

I may not always text first, but you can expect random text messages or phone calls to talk about a past memory, something funny, or something that made me think of you.

Friendships aren't always 50/50. You don't always give what you get or get what you give. Sometimes, they're 40/60… or even 10/90.

I appreciate the friends who know that we will get together when our free times finally match up.

And things will pick up right where we left off.

I appreciate the friends that show grace and patience and love me even through this busy stage of life. I appreciate the friends that just "get it

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