I lost a friend yesterday. Well I’m not sure that she was a friend really. Probably more of an acquaintance but I think we have parted. She didn’t die or anything like that. She just went too far AGAIN!
We have had a strange relationship over the years. My husband says that it was always fairly one-sided towards me doing most of the ‘work’. I didn’t see it like that. There have been times when she has been there for me but recently those times have been few and far between.
So what made yesterday different? She’s let me down before (sadly quite a few times) but it never made me angry. I would just say ‘Ah well, that’s ???’ and move on to the next time. We enjoyed each other’s company and getting together for a gossip was good fun but recently our paths have been diverging more and more. The things we have in common were getting fewer so we met less and less.
Yesterday was supposed to be a celebration of my 60th birthday. She had not been able to attend the little party we held back in January. She is an excellent cook and invited us over for a ‘birthday meal’. I was really looking forward to it and had even decided what I was going to wear (which can be a problem!). We had chilled a special bottle of pink bubbles ready to take with us.
Three hours before we were due to arrive I got a message that she had invited other people, none of whom we knew. They were special friends of hers that she mentioned regularly but we had not met.
For some reason I was angry. It was supposed to be MY birthday celebration. We were going to catch up with OUR news and have some real time together rather than snatches via texts.
For once in my life I said no to her. I took the coward’s way out by texting but I was too upset to speak to her. Her response told me that we had moved too far away to salvage our relationship.
So, I lost a friend yesterday and there are tears.
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