once upon a time, i met a little girl who was playing in the snow in my front yard. she was the only little girl on my street, and so we became friends. i didn't see her again for 6 months. after that we played together often.
i ended up moving away and didn't see her for 2 years. finally, her family moved into our subdivision. however, she was one year older than me so we didn't have any classes together, but we would play on the playground and walk to each other's houses during the summer. as we got older it became more and more difficult to see each other, especially during the school year, and even more especially when we were at two different schools. but we came to accept the fact that we wouldn't see each other very often. it was actually better that way, because we saw that the people around us who spent every day together couldn't stand each other anymore and would fight often. we hadn't fought since elementary school. and even though our mothers would nag us and say, "well why don't you call her? she's going to think you're mad at her or be hurt that you don't hang out more," we saw each other less and then had more fun when we did get together. sometimes we wouldn't see each other for weeks. once, we didn't see each other for a whole summer because she went to florida. during that time, i spent a lot of time with friends my age. and that spread into the school year.
but now we've come to remember what we always told each other; you have to be able to trust each other that even though you may not see each other constantly, you know that you'll always be there for each other, and when you finally do get together, you have more fun than ever.
i'd like to apologize to anyone who's felt that i've abandoned them for someone else.
it was never my intention, and i have taken to heart everything anyone has said, for those who had the balls to speak up.
now i'd just like to know how many of you can trust that just because i don't call all the time, it doesn't mean i don't like you, or i've chosen my boyfriend over you. because i've spent more time in the last four years with you guys than i have with my best friend of 14 years.
if you'd still like to pout or renounce our friendship, i guess there's nothing i can do, because i'm not dropping to my knees and begging at your feet. i'd be lying if i said i don't start crying every time i think about losing you guys because i've always considered you the best friends anyone could have, but if your definition of friendship is calling all the time and dropping plans so we can hang out, then i guess we're going to have a problem.
so, last call. if you can't deal with this anymore and would rather terminate our friendship, just let me know.
if you're willing to accept that friends don't always have to spend time together, well then thanks for listening to me (another sign of a real friend) and i'm sorry i hurt your feelings.