Friends, good ones

April 7, 2007 at 4:29 pm

I have found that even with myself I have had friends that were only my friends for what they could get or friends for their own convenience.
They were not true friends.
My son Nate has some friends that were really good friends 5 yrs before he got sick and are still his close friends now.
His buddy Arnie and his girlfriend Liz want Nate to be Arnie’s best man this coming October, whether he can walk or not. Now to me, that is a true friend.
Arnie is 100 miles away but is in contact with Nate all the time, either with e-mail or text messages or phone .
Recently Nate and his bro Ben went up and spent 2 days with Arnie, Liz, brother Manny, sister Maria, Mike and 3 kids. They were all happy to see nate and sorry to see the guys come back home.
Those are the best kinds of friends, those who are understanding and patient with your illness. They don’t put pressure on you to be how they think you should be or make comments about your lack of progress.
They like you for who you are, not what you can do.
Those are true friends.