My dear friend David is one of my very best friends. Born five years before me, he is in many ways like the older brother I wish I’d had growing up. Interestingly we were both delivered by the same physician in the same hospital just as true siblings might have been. Part wise sage and part Santa Claus, he is generous with his gifts and a trusted friend and advisor.
Over three years ago on February 23, 2008, I sent him an email on the last day of my first visit with John. I told him all about my feelings for John and that even though it sounded crazy even to me, how I wanted to find a way to come back to him. Having a practical as well as romantic spirit, I knew he was the right person to reach out to when I was trying to decide on next steps back then.
I reread our emails from that period today and wanted to share a bit of what David said to calm my fears particularly about how fast everything was happening. Here is just a small part of what he said to me.
“Listen to your heart.
It’s a good one.
I know one when I see one.
But it is a muscle.
You do need to exercise it.
Take a leap for good love.
For the metaphysical heart.
If you fall, all of us will welcome you and help you back on your feet.
If you succeed (and you will),
then we will all marvel at good love.
Restore our faith.
Be happy for you.
Wise words from a dear man who has had a tremendous impact on my life … all good and all so appreciated. It’s his birthday today and I was pleased to be able to share some of it this afternoon having a bit of fun and swapping stories. I wish you could have been there.
That’s a poem there, Elizabeth. Did he write it that way, or did you arrange the phrases that way? Doesn’t matter. I was just curious. It’s lovely.
@ Dee ~ I didn’t do anything to it except put it in quotes. He said a lot more in that email that was equally lovely, but I wanted to keep some of it private. David’s very creative and he’s a great physician too.
Really Enjoyed this blog…
It’s good to have friends that care for you and that you can spend precious time with when you are far away. Happy Birthday David.
And he’s very cute. Is he single?
@ Suzanne ~ He is very cute, but also very much taken.
Happy Birthday David
What wonderful words to live by..and such inspiring advice. Happy Birthday..and thanks for sharing!
Wise and wonderful advice. Simple and true. How lucky you are to have a friend like this.
Happy Birthday to David!
Hope all is well with you these days, Elizabeth – I think of you often.
What a wise friend you have and how eloquently he writes. Happy Birthday to David!
Lovely thoughts. Plus my thoughts are with you and sending good vibes your way
David sounds very much like my own brother who is a retired Superior Court Judge. What a gift you have to share such a friendship with an eloquent and graceful man. I love the words he penned to you, straight from his heart. I’ve kept up with your website and praying for your soon reunion with the love of your life. It must be so difficult for you to be seperated for so long, but just imagine how sweet your reunion will be!