As a young girl I had some very special friendships. We played together, we kept each other's secrets, we shared our dreams, and yes, we often disagreed, but we somehow knew we had that mutual affection. Over time, our friendships may have ended as we grew up and moved onto separate lives, but we left those friendships knowing that the bond would somehow still be there.
As women, I think that we all rely on our friendships with other women. I know that many of mine have sustained me through good and bad times. I also know that I have had what I thought were friendships, but instead turned out to be one sided, and although those women let me down in some way, I know that they helped me to learn what true friendships are. I have learned to value true friendships because I know how important they are in all of our lives.
Several years ago I came across a blog called Cozy Little House and I slowly struck up a friendship with Brenda, the writer of that blog. Although we have never had the opportunity to meet in person, Brenda and I have emailed each other and even talked on the phone. We have discussed our problems and been supportive of each other. Yes, I feel that we have a mutual affection, and I am proud to call her a friend.
Brenda has been there for me. She is one of the few people who know the financial and personal struggles I have had over the last few years, and she has always been supportive. Now I want to be there for her. A Go Fund Me page has been set up by Doreen Sargente on Brenda's behalf. It is an opportunity for those of us who have been the recipients of Brenda's friendship or anyone else who has ever had a special friendship to help her in return.
You can read Brenda's story and make a donation HERE, and if you are unable to make a donation, it would be wonderful if you could share the link on your social media pages.
Thank you Brenda for being just who you are.