While my daughter may not have a good handle on what friendship is, she is convinced that she does. She is certain, without a doubt, that she knows who her friends are.
I wish everyone was nice, everyone was kind, everyone had her best interest at heart. I wish she had better boundaries, better common sense, less blind trust. Wishing doesn’t make it so.
I pray for her… I pray for her to have a good friend and be a good friend. I look for ways to model good relationships for her within my small circle of friends – close friends and acquaintances. I protect her when I can. I comfort her when she feels betrayed.
I wonder if I could help her more if I had a better handle on friendship myself.