Womanista Love: A love letter to friendship

I’ve been thinking a lot about friendship lately. And how much it enriches a life to share deep, meaningful connections with friends. It is truly one of the joys of my life, to have great friendships with some incredible women. Some of my dearest friends are going through incredible joys right now and some are having a tougher time. So this post is a love letter to all of them <3

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Hey, Friend.

Yep, you. I am so thankful to have you around and the world sure is lucky to have you, too. I just want you to know how proud I am of you, and that I can call a woman like you a friend. You are so awesome. Even when you may not feel like it…don’t let the world tell you that you are anything but SUPER fab!

I really do stand in awe of you every day when we get to chit-chat amongst all of the crazy in our lives. Like when you are jet-setting to multiple cities in a week building a great career for a great artist. Or when you can sneak in a meeting about planning a baby shower when you, yourself, have a 6-week-old snuggled up at home and a 2-year-old who is busier than a bee. Or when you keep your head held high when that loser who was in your life makes stupid decisions and continues to hurt you. And when you fearlessly write your third book and hope and dream for your future with total faith & confidence. Or when you, one of my oldest & dearest friends, continue to pave your own way in this world & bring tears of laughter at ever step.

You, friend, are so dear to me. I can’t imagine life without you and you color my world with the boldest of hues and so much sparkle. I don’t think I could walk in this life without our countless meals together (or glasses of wine!), knowing I can call you at any time in the day and ask for help, or a high-five.

You are so generous with your love & encouragement. I will never forget the note you wrote me when my dad died, even when we hadn’t seen each other in years. You thought of me. You loved me. Or when I went through that breakup and we didn’t really know each other that well, but you reached out and brought me into your circle & invited me out to dinner and made sure I was laughing.  And when I started this blog and you told me how great it was even when it looked like a 2nd grader designed it (oh, the early days! ha).

Thank you, friend. You are a treasure. You are worthy of love & happiness & blessings in your life, because Lord knows you bring all of those things to mine. I am honored to travel this road with you and please know how much I love you.

Friendship isn’t always easy, and you do it with such grace. Here’s to many, many more years together as friends and to discovering new things we love about each other as we grow & change. Here’s to lots more laughter, to encouraging each other through the tears, and to doing life together.

I can’t wait to see you soon (eek! I miss you!) I’ll come over this week and bring the wine (unless, of course, you happen to be pregnant/nursing/trying to be pregnant…which actually happens to be a lot of you at the moment! And in that case I’ll come over and do some laundry for you.)

Love you lots, friend.

xo, Cassie

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  1. Veronica S July 15, 2014 at 6:06 pm #

    This made me inspired to do something like this on my blog. To write to my friends, because I might not say enough how much I appriciate them.
    You have lucky friends Cassie, and you seem so lucky having them in your life;)

  2. Annie July 15, 2014 at 7:26 am #

    Beautifully written. I agree that WE are the lucky ones. You are an amazing woman with a generous spirit, a thoughtful mind, and a heart of gold. I treasure you in my life and look forward to many more glasses of wine, afternoons in the sand, and kiddie pool days in our futures!

    • Woman July 15, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

      Thanks, Annie :-) Love you

  3. Casey July 15, 2014 at 5:58 am #

    Beautifully written, cass. Makes me miss you even more. Come over! And I promise you don’t have to do my laundry. Xoxoxoxoxo

    • Woman July 15, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

      ha ha, thanks, Casey! And I would be happy to do your laundry, really! xo

  4. Virginia July 15, 2014 at 4:53 am #

    This made my heart smile! After a long long day at the office and a rainy ride home to boot. Keep bringing us sunshine with your authentic voice and compassionate words. And of course your fab style xoxo

    • Woman July 15, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

      Ginny, you are a role model for being a friend, truly! love you! xo

  5. AnnieDowns July 15, 2014 at 2:44 am #

    Love you so. You have great friends because you ARE a great friend. We are the lucky ones.

    • Woman July 15, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

      You are the best, missy! And OH HAPPY DAY TODAY! XO

  6. Lisa July 14, 2014 at 9:03 pm #

    That is such a SWEET letter!!!! It sounds like you have wonderful friends. It also sounds like you are a wonderful friend, and those ladies are lucky to have you in their lives!!

    I agree about friendship. They mean so much to me and enrich my life so much!! And, you have such a beautiful way of expressing yourselves. I’d like to write my friends a letter, but not as sure if I can do it so beautifully.

    As much as I LOVE all your posts, I love the ones like this one that let us readers get to see the wonderful person that you are!! Thank you for sharing this with me!!

    • Woman July 15, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

      Thanks, Lisa! xo

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