“Friendship is thicker than blood”

6 Jun

This morning, as I drove my daughter to her last day of school for the year, we blasted One of our favorite musicals, Rent.

We were on Disk 2.

Her favorite.

She is partial to the middle tracks, but today I thought we should listen to the beginning.

We listened to the beautiful chorus of “Seasons of Love” and I welled up a bit.

You see, in the past 6 months, as I’ve said countless times, my friends have become my family.

And in the past 24 hours I had a touch of one of those low times again,

and my friends rallied, each in their own way, with the most incredible support you could ever imagine. Nothing major happened. I am fine. I just rode a bit of an emotional roller-coaster. But I’m off, safely.

My friends, though through different mediums and with different words, made me feel so lucky.

And this morning, when I heard Maureen and Mark sing,

This family tree’s got deep roots,

friendship is thicker than blood.

I choked up, and then,  as my daughter would say, “cried happy”.

Because through the hardest time in my life, I have been enveloped by the most incredible family imaginable.

And, as Jonathan Larsen wrote so many years ago,

Measure your life in love.

And that is exactly what I intend to do.

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