We’ve all had friendships end.  Some end abruptly with an argument, others simply fade.  The ones that fade can be as difficult as the ones that end dramatically.

A couple friendships that I once held dear seem to have faded away.  I don’t know how it happened, and I can’t recall when it started.  I’ve tried to reach out, even when the idea of putting myself out there was terrifying.   I didn’t know what to say or where to start.  A text wasn’t returned.  A Facebook post was ignored.  A birthday gave me the opportunity to leave a voicemail.

I never heard back.  My head knows that it’s time to stop trying to grasp something that’s no longer there.  My heart misses what we once had, and wonders why we’ve gone our separate ways.

Was it when I got married?  Was it when I moved away?  Was it when I had a baby?

Some friendships come and go with big life changes.  I’m trying to tell myself that it’s okay to let go.  It’s important to surround ourselves with people that love, support and uplift us.  Even though some relationships fade, there are new and different ones on the horizon.

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