Everyone who knows me knows that my favorite show in the world is Greys Anatomy. Yes, I realize I am not alone in this love or obsession but rather am part of a large group of people who loyally sit down every Thursday night with a box of tissues and lots of chocolate. It’s the only show I have ever diligently watched and when this series ends some day…I will be royally crushed. Just saying! My love is so bad that there is no point in talking, calling, texting or contacting me in anyway from 8-9 on a Thursday night. I will not respond and I am unavailable. Thankfully I have an understanding husband who respects my slight obsession and leaves me in peace.
If you are a Greys Anatomy fan then you will recognize this quote….
They’re relationship is the most beautiful friendship I have ever seen. There is something so deeply raw and honest in the way they communicate with each other. They’re the type of people who don’t need words or hugs or mushy stuff to support one another. They’re brutally honest, they give tough love, and they’re not afraid to just sit in silence with the other person. I LOVE IT!!
I think everyone needs a ‘person.’ Those of us who are married would usually say our person is our spouse. Jared is definitely my closest person but this is a different type of person. A spouse has many roles: they have to be supportive, loving, affectionate, caring, compassionate yet also the voice of reason, knowledge, and honesty. Our spouses probably wouldn’t drag the corpse with us but rather spend hours figuring out how to handle the situation while trying to do whats right. At least we hope so right?
That’s why we need a person who isn’t our spouse. We need that one human being in our life who can tell us when we are being witches and 2 seconds later ask us what we are doing that weekend. A person who will come over in the middle of the night with a bottle of whiskey to sit with us and listen to our problems. Someone who in the middle of a tragedy will come and sit with us on the bathroom floor, hold our hand and say nothing at all and just let us cry, yell or scream. A ‘person’ is that person who doesn’t always use words to heal but rather uses their presence to wipe away the tears, make us laugh, or stitch up our wounds.
If you are lucky enough to have found the one who will drag that body with you then call them, hug them, send them a gift and hold onto them for dear life. If you are lucky enough to have more than one, thank your lucky stars because there is something special about you. Never take your ‘person’ for granted because without them we would all crumble.
Sending cyber hugs and love to my person (they know who they are) and thanking them from keeping me from crumbling………