It's a Stick Up
This is totally off topic, but I am still heartbroken by the robbery that took place last Sunday. The Saints were robbed of their chance to play in the NFL Super Bowl. I cannot lie that stick up hurt like hell. I don't think we will ever get over that heart break. Maybe Mardi Gras will help the healing process. *Takes bite of King cake* Well now that I've gotten that out the way.... Here we go..
Sometimes when you are friends with someone so long they become family to you. A 3rd grade project started a friendship that I thought would last forever. As years passed we became sisters. We were much more than best friends. It was only right that I have her as my maid of honor in my wedding. I chose her over my blood sister, and the best friend I knew never showed up. I had already fought with the decision to give her that title, but in my heart I knew I made the right decision. So maybe deep down I knew what was real and ignored it. The person that showed up had your face but my sister, the one I've known since grade school was not present. 20+ years of friendship and we've never had one real argument, until my wedding. Only argument I can remember is who would be Brandy and who would be Monica when we acted out and sung the boy is mine. Life had thrown curve balls in both our directions, but we've always been there for one another. Until now, what happened? It's been over 2 years and I still have no clue why you decided to switch up on me. Maybe the Saints robbery does go in this situation because I was robbed of a friend turned sister. But then again maybe we never were what I thought we were and that's worse than robbery.
People always say you find out who your real friends are when you get married. I never fully understood this saying until my wedding. After losing friends for my very own wedding and then witnessing the exact thing happen to some other friends of mine for their weddings, I can say this statement is definitely true. The question is why though. How could someone change up just like that on you and you don't see it coming. They say people are in your life for a season or a reason. The problem comes when we unknowingly give seasonal people permanent placement in our lives. We have to pray and ask God for discernment to make the right decisions with people in our lives. Think about it. You ever prayed for God to remove your enemies and started losing "friends?"
We like to say people change in an instant, but in all actuality they have always been who they are, we just never took heed to their behavior. "When people show you who they are believe them the first time."- Maya Angelou. Looking at how your friends treat other ppl can be an indication of how they will eventually treat you one day. We ignore said behavior over and over thinking our friends would never treat us as such, until that day comes when they do. It's a stick up and all you believed is taken away. Robbery.
Have you lost any friends that you considered family? How did you move on? Do you consider it a loss? Drop a comment below and let me know.