Friends are forever and family is overrated

Some of my best family are my friends.

Sometimes family takes for granted that family will always be there. Guess what, It’s sad but true that family can be content to love you from a distance. Me and my sister’s relationship will never be the same — there was no excuse to bother my property. She had two vacant rooms and she still got rid of it. All together, I’d estimate my stuff was worth $12,000. And sentimental value is priceless. My wife Roberta gave me some of the stuff, which meant the world to me. God bless her soul.

My friends would have never stolen from me like that. Some are like brothers. Friends transcend all levels: family, love, diehard, etc. Some of my friends I would die for, my circle is so small. I like it like that.

People take it for granted.

My perspective on family and friends has changed over the years. I hope and pray you take this information and apply it to your life as needed. I’m not an authority on the subject, but through trial and failure I’ve learned that some of my pain I don’t want to relive. Learning from things that have happened over the years has shaped me into the man that I am today.

Looking forward, it would be nice to see old friends and family. Being though D.C. is reopening, yes, me and some of my friends can go out, party, and just try to get back to some of the old things pre-COVID. But really, speaking candid, most of my childhood friends are dead, in jail, or on drugs or drinking. I made a lot of money and lost a lot of friends to drugs and the streets.

The moments you can’t get back are the ones you’d do anything to get back, the ones you hold close to your heart. For example, David was one of my best friends and we shared everything. I miss him dearly. At my age, 60, you care about the little things. Rest in peace, David. I love you from the bottom of my heart. Last but not least, I miss my BFF and my wife, Bobby. Some know her as Roberta, the love of my life. I just haven’t been the same since she passed.

I beg you to tell your loved ones how you feel about them. Pray for them, let them know you cherish the moments that you spend together.

Thanks, all of you in newspaper land, for your support and love. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. I hope you take something from this article to make your life just that much better! God bless.

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