When I was busy raising kids and it was a long season – I had kids in the home for 27 years, I didn’t have a lot of friendships. I had friends but not like I have now. I have friend clusters: NC friends; TN friends; FL friends; cousin friends; online friends; and other friends. And, I have several BFF’s – today I will share about a friendship fail.
Several weeks ago one of my BFF’s was taken to the ER on a Friday evening – she had gotten dizzy and fainted. I did not know about it at the time I only found out because on Tuesday I emailed her and asked how the visit with her son and grandson was. She told me about the ER visit. And, she told me she was fine – they were going to do some follow-up tests.
I didn’t call her – and there is where my friendship fail lies.
Calling her never even crossed my mind because we aren’t “phone-friends”. We are in-person friends. But I hurt her feelings.
I failed her.
I missed an opportunity to be present for my friend.