here i am again...

so here i am again...
at a point in my life where i am re-evaluating my friendships. 

i don't know why people call me "friend" 
when all that transpires between us is 
"hello" in passing by me in the hallways at church, 
or a quick "how are you doing?"
when you know all they want to do is keep moving along.

i'm too old for "high school" games.
what i really want is something more 

i don't have time for those "passers' by." 
does that seem petty or rude or disrespectful to you?

i love these people, don't get me wrong. 
but sometimes i need more. 

when it comes to friendship, i am needy.

i need to know you are there for me.
i need to know i can trust you with what i tell you...
that it will stay between us and not travel the gossip trail...

i need that trust

 that commitment

 that special bond

that only true friends share.

is that too much to ask?


  1. No, and I'm in the same boat. Too bad NY and MI weren't closer!

  2. I could have written the same post Mare.
    I feel ya!

  3. I hear ya, Mare. I have taken issue with the trite usage of "friend" for a long time. There's a lot of confusion about people who are friends and those who are merely "acquaintances."

  4. So true, Mare and Vanna. I am also careful about the word friend. I believe true friendships take years to cultivate. Years of investing into another persons life. True friendship requires much more than most people are willing to give. "Greater love has no one than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13


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