A Five Minute Friday post linked up with Lisa Jo.
Five minutes. No corrections. No editing. Just write.
I met you the summer before starting 6th grade. I was new. We hung out all summer. We were Friends. I thought so anyway.
School started and you acted like you didn’t know me.
You actually bullied me.
You followed me around the school yard taunting me.
I was the new kid and you took full advantage of it.
After that I didn’t do the Friend thing so well.
I became ‘one of the guys’ so as not to become hurt.
Friendships with girls would come and go.
Nothing too deep.
I put up a wall.
Didn’t want to let anybody in for fear of being hurt again. Which it did.
Some of my dearest Friends live in my computer and are scattered across the country.
I even have ‘in real life’ Friends now.
The best part? I married my best Friend.
/stophttps://mamakautz.com/friend/5 minute FridayA Five Minute Friday post linked up with Lisa Jo. Five minutes. No corrections. No editing. Just write. Go/ I met you the summer before starting 6th grade. I was new. We hung out all summer. We were Friends. I thought so anyway. School started and you acted like you didn't know me....Mama Kautz firstname.lastname@example.orgAdministratorMama Kautz
i think many of us can think back to a similar middle school experience. it is amazing how long something like that can still hurt. visiting today from 5mf ~ blessings on your weekend.
Thank you for stopping by.
Oh, Katie, I’m so sorry this happened to you. It always breaks my heart to see and hear about the little girls that were never taught how to be a friend and the damage left in their wake. I’m so glad that you have learned how to climb over that wall so we can be friends. It’s hard to see pink Chucks or camo and not think of you! 🙂
“Pink Chucks and Camo” so eclectic lol Thanks for stopping by! Hope to make it to Allume.
Well, I for one am happy we are friends across the miles. How many of us have had a similar experience to yours? But it’s wonderful to know that not everyone is the same. Some friendships really can be real and fun and meaningful. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for stopping by Debi! Will you be at Allume this year?
I’m planning on it. I had such a wonderful time last year. How about you?
Love being friends across the miles and across computer screens! I had experiences like that when younger. I ended up hanging with more guys than gals. When I was asked years ago to take over the women’s ministry at the church I was at then my first response was, “NO, I am afraid of women!” Blessings friend.
I SO get that! Afraid of women myself LOL
Love the post… and I’m reading so many others that are alike… Always fun to read through on Fridays and know we are not alone…
These experiences can be so hard to live through but ultimately I think they teach us to be a little more careful with our hearts. So glad you came through to have other friends you can count on!
You perfectly described the way I approached friendships with other girls, I just didn’t. I too because just one of the guys. Until about 10 years ago I had no female that I called a friend but God has changed that and blessed me with both an awesome group of online friends that I am getting to know and real life friends that are there when I need them. Thanks for sharing.
PS. I also married my very best friend