Dear Longest Friend & First Kiss,
You’re such an amazing human being and loyal friend that your support last summer has changed my future. I needed to share this incredible time in my life with you and thank you for your humanity and selflessness.
In the recent months after moving to Seattle, WA; I’ve just experienced an unlikely yet recurring dating experience that caught me off guard. Not only was I shocked but hurt to a point that I was left confused on how I should interact with other guys I find intriguing moving forward. After having a few heated words via text message I called my long time friend and explained to her the situation at hand….literally.
Ring, ring, ring, ring she finally picks up…..hello my sensual chocolate; what’s going on? Me: Hey! I’m really upset right now. She replied, What’s wrong? I started to explaining in grave detail about this bizarre date I had last night. I told her how after 2 weeks of chatting online we finally met. This was unusual for her to hear given the current state the dating world is in and the past attempts to date.
“As a millennial; dating sucks”. – FYI
As she continued to listen closely to the details her first reaction was “Oh No He Didn’t“, with a big hysterical laugh. Which made me remind her that the situation was still a little sensitive at the time because we were still going back and forth via text. Almost forty minutes went on through the battle of the texts. I continued to fill her in on why I felt so passionate about being upset very loudly through the phone. But then out of no where I heard her get silent. I stopped to see if we got disconnected and I called her name. She responded, “I’m here; sorry my head still hurts”. I replied, “Are you ok tho”? She followed with this unexpected answer.
“I’m ok. I just had 3 seizures back to back an hour ago but I’m glad you called“.
I shouted her name with helplessness and anger. I expressed why didn’t she mention this before. She didn’t need to listen to me complain about another guy that’s afraid to date me. In that moment I stopped to encourage her to goto the hospital; given that her family literally ignored her cry for help as she had an unexpected episode earlier that day. It broke me down to my soul to hear this. I cried so hard because I couldn’t be there for her now that I am 2,300 miles away. The tears down my face fell even harder as she mention she was equipped to handling herself during these moments in life.
I’ve known her and this condition for about ten plus years now but this episode seem worst than ever before. But what really shook me to the core was that while her mind was clouded with haze; she still listen to minor issue for over an hour like her normal goofy self. After listening how her events happen I scarcely cry out that she get help.
“PLEASE GET YOURSELF TO THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW WHAT ILL DO IF I LOSE YOU“. – My Crying Plee
The health state of my best friend was about to damn near send me over the edge. We soon got off the phone line and she got herself to bed since there was no one around to transport her. I can’t believe it’s been about eight months since that tragic day. She is still healing but has not lost her angelic crazy ways about herself.
“This woman must be SUPERHUMAN = SUPERWOMAN”. – I truly believe it to be so.
I wanted to put this story out in the universe because I’m going through a transition in my life and I wanted to acknowledge her and this new corner stone of my foundation. And how this flashback has taught me that I’ve become more of a active listener with my four ears. The biggest take away is:
“if my friend can show me support during a personal crisis than I can display the same at any given time”. – Your Daily Reminder
Old friend, you’re beautifully brave. Thank you for waking me up. I hope this story I just shared can do the same for others.
I whole heartedly love you C!
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