It is a few days later than I originally intended to post this and I hope that you will excuse and understand the delay when I say — FH gave me a few REALLY difficult days this week and I just haven’t had the time to sit down to write this until now.
I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for taking such a huge chunk of time out of one of your evening very early on this week. I know that you have your own life to deal with, but I appreciate the fact that you were willing and able to allow me to vent about it. After having such a tough and stressful day I really needed someone that I could talk to about everything that had happened. Not only am I thankful that you were willing to talk to me and help me get some of those things off my chest, but I appreciate the fact that you were willing and able to talk to me on the phone for 4 1/2 hours (straight), which is a record for me AND on top of that you were able to help me go from crying at the beginning of the call to smiling at our absurdity at the end. I had absolutely no intention of taking up so much of your time when I called and I don’t think I will ever be able to express how much it means to me that you were there for me without question and without making me feel like I was bothering and burdening you.
I am relieved to be able to say that we did not talk just about my life and issues during that marathon conversation but I really appreciate the fact that you were kind and understanding enough to allow me to get the specific things I was dealing with out of the way before we were able to move on to more pleasant and less stressful things. Despite all of the years knowing each other that we have in front of us I do not think that I will ever be able to repay you for that conversation and how you helped me during it. I will do my best to repay you but am not sure that is even possible. You are more than my friend, you are my family and without your support, encouragement, understanding and just general awesomeness I don’t know if I could have made it through the past year as well as I did. You are the kind of friend that I want and try to be and you are the kind of friend that I am not sure I deserve to have. Thank you for all that you have done and all that you continue to do for me and for my son. We really do love and appreciate you for it. ❤ ❤ ❤