THE STRONG ONE

We have not seen or spoken for months, then she texted me asking about my favourite colour, was weird at first but I told her. She asked when we could see, I wanted to see her too, its been a while. We finally set a date and she drove down to my place. This girl went all out for me in her gifts, very little things but the thoughts and motive in these gifts are incomparable. she was very thoughtful with them, made me so happy. Beyond the gifts, we talked, like really talked. For the first time, she was vulnerable to me, she poured out all heart to me, sharing her pains, her troubles. I have never seen her this stressed, even with her mask on, I could see it in her eyes.

I met Robyn in 2018 when I started working at this industrial company, it was a cat and mouse relationship. Honestly we both didn’t like each other. I felt she was too bossy and she thought same about me. However, in this our love-hate relationship we were a great team, we will always meet up with deadlines even if we don’t talk to each other. This continued until one day for some reason we got talking about deep stuff and she told how she has never gotten a birthday gift even though she always get gifts for people. This pierced my heart and I wanted to rewrite that plus I also needed a friend. I have been in Canada for a while with no friends, its been a lonely journey so I wanted to extend a hand of friendship. I found out things that she loves, I got some of them for her with a hand written note. You needed to see her smile, the joy in her eyes. I was so happy and glad I could pull that off.

I have always known my friend is a hardworking, caring and very thoughtful lady but being with her today and listening to her I have nothing but total respect for this young lady. You know that quote “Here’s to strong women, may we know them, may we be like them…” it is a great privilege to know that I have one in my life. At her young age she has a lot on her shoulder and she carries them with great courage. Robyn is an epitome of strength, courage and character.

One thing I have come to appreciate and respect in our friendship is our vulnerability, I really felt privileged today that my friend has so much confidence and trust in me to pour out her soul to me. I am glad I have someone I could share things with and pray with.

This post is dedicated to my dear friend Robyn, I want you to know that I appreciate you, I adore you. You are a strong woman with a very beautiful future. Your heart is gold. You are doing well, I believe in you and I really do care about you.

Finally, I want to use this medium to advice anyone out there, let’s try to be there for one another, true you might not have answers or solutions to the problems but offering a listening ear and a shoulder to lean on can go a long way. We can make the world a better place if we can extend a hand of genuine friendship.

#cheerstofriendship #gifts #sister #strength #friendship #courage

To Robyn🤎

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