I must take a moment to share with you all what a truly amazing group of friends my wife and I have. We gather every Thursday night at our favorite club for "Family Night," and I am regularly left with a feeling of encouragement, love, and pride for this group of people. It is a rag-tag bunch of lesbians, gays, straights, drag queens, and trans folks (well, I am still the only one of those, so I guess that makes me special - jk), but they are good and loving people, every one.
I have never before enjoyed such unbridled and limitless friendship and love from a group of people. There is a reason it is called "Family Night," and I am proud to consider our friends my family. It is better than any family I could ever hope for! Whether it is open arms and hugs, or tough love; our friends always seem to be right there with just the words I need to hear in that moment. We encourage each other, we support each other, and we educate each other. I could not ask for more.
One of our closest friends in the group shared this little tidbit with me today, and I was so touched, I just had to share it with you. I did not create it, and I do not know for sure who I did, or I would give proper credit. Suffice to say that I whoever wrote these words was a very wise woman, and I am absolutely going to try to take her advice!
Love you all, and will write more soon.