As I mentioned in my first blog I have some pretty amazing men in my life. I have already gushed about my dad, brothers, and uncles. Both of my Grandfathers were army veterans, very kind men who worked hard their entire life. My Granddad Howard was a Master Plumber and my Granddad Johnson a dairy farmer. I was/am still currently never without love from the men in my family.
But the men in my everyday life are no different. There are a variety of them – some factory linemen, some lawn care specialist, some military men, and some students. The one thing they do have in common is they love them some Erin. While I would never trade my girlfriends and the relationships I have with them. It is so great to be able to have these guys in my life.
My guy friend’s would do anything in the world for me. I have a far better relationship with them in the “friend zone” than most girls that get to date them, mainly because our relationship – for the most part- lasts longer.
Out of all the topics I have blogged about so far this is by far the most emotional for me. I think I get so emotional because I realize that, in the end, I expect each one of these men to have a loving and faithful wife. But right now, I am the main woman in most of these guy’s lives. It is hard for me to express to these men the kind of lasting impression they have made in my life. And the fear that one day a wife will take my place. I know that having this many people to love, and to be loved by is a blessing. I also feel like if it is meant to be that I find a husband one day, he is going to have to adore me. Because I now know what that feels like, and I refuse to be with any man who doesn’t see me like these men see me. These men love me unconditionally and have allowed me to develop comfortably in my own skin. I think that it is because of their relationships, I am able to feel an absolute contentment with my life.
Some individuals are never able to feel such love in an entire lifetime, and I get to experience daily. When I think of people who spend their whole adolescence/adulthood only getting to know one or two men the way I have gotten to know eight or nine,I am so thankful. Some of the men in my life are there because they dated/are dating a friend of mine, some are they because their brother/sister is a friend of mine, and still some are there simply because they have been for such a long time. Each of them holds a special place in my heart and no doubt I in theirs.