Maybe it’s the hormones…

With all of these baby hormones floating around in my body, I’ve been a tad emotional lately. That probably explains a song that seems to get to me each time I hear it play. The song is “You Find Out Who Your Friends Are” by Mr. Tracy Lawrence. Though you lose some of the effect by simply reading the lyrics and not hearing the music, I’ll include the chorus and a small snip-it of the song.

Chorus:
You find out who your friends are,
somebody’s gonna drop everything,
run out and crank up their car,
hit the gas, get there fast, never stop to think
“What’s in it for me”, or “its way to far”
They just show on up…with their big ‘ol heart…
You find out who your friends are……

Everybody wants to slap your back,
wants to shake your hand when
you’re up on top of that mountain.
Let one of those rocks give way,
then you slide back down,
look up and see who’s around then.
This is ain’t where the road comes to an end,
this ain’t where the bandwagon stops,
This is just one of those times when…a lot of folks jump off

Chorus:
You find out who your friends are,
somebody’s gonna drop everything,
run out and crank up their car,
hit the gas, get there fast, never stop to think
“What’s in it for me”, or “its way to far”…
They just show on up…with their big ‘ol heart.
You find out who your friends are…

This song makes me think a lot about my one true friend, Shauntay. We’ve been friends now for 10 years. There have been so many changes in our lives and we no longer live a stones throw from one another. It doesn’t matter though. I know if something were to come up in my life, she would be there in a hot second with a helping hand and words of encouragement and support. Hopefully she knows the same is true of me for her.

You really do find your true friends when life starts tossing wrenches in your plans. I’ve had many acquaintances in life who have been there for the fun and easy times. The crowd seemed to thin considerably when obstacles popped up. Part of it is my fault. Before people can be there for you, you have to be comfortable enough with them to let them know when you need help. Few people read minds. Asking for a hand has never come easy for me. That’s the great thing about Shauntay. She never waits for me to ask. She inserts herself into my life and makes it clear we are riding the waves together.

One time I was complaining to my Grandma about how few friends I really have. She didn’t let me get away with that complaint one bit. She knows Shauntay, you see. She was quick to point out many people in this world have stacks of friends yet still lack what I have found with Shauntay, one TRUE friend in this world

2 Responses to “Maybe it’s the hormones…”

  1. Beth says:

    This makes me stop and think of the people I really care about and if I am a true friend to them or one that will hide when the going got tough. I want to make sure I’m the helping kind.
    AND, it makes me remember to ask when I need help because I am not the kind of person to ask either.
    Thanks for the post.

  2. Holly says:

    That is a great post! I think it’s so true!
    When Lois was on bed rest, we had true friends that showed up to help out. It was amazing!
    You are very lucky to have Shauntay – she sounds like a wonderful true friend.