Dear Friends, I Couldn't Do This Without You – Thank You

Dear Friends, I Couldn't Do This Without You – Thank You

Dear Friend(s):

I just wanted to write you a little note thanking you for being my friend.

I know that I can be so busy and sometimes (all the time) forgetful. When I miss an event that is important and you still text me and invite me to lunch, I just want you to know that I appreciate the effort that you are giving me (the person who adores you and is struggling to keep her head above water).

You'll never know how important our friendship means to me. When you stick by me, send me funny texts and come to the games on Thursday or Friday nights and offer me congratulations, even though I have no bearing on the outcome, THAT support carries me through the next week, through the next season.

I know every wife and every life is busy and stressful but you know how I am. You know that I give my all to one thing and then sometimes other things suffer. Yet, YOU ARE THERE. Being a friend to someone like me must be hard, yet you don't give up on me and for that I will be forever grateful.

Please give me an extra dose of grace the next few months and please keep me in your prayers. This season comes with extra pressure and I want to be my best for everyone including you. Please consider this letter an invitation to every ball game (with the worst seats in the house), every football club lunch and every Saturday morning that you might want to come over and have coffee with me while Coach is back at the office.

I need you as a friend and I need you in my life, even when I can't be the one making plans.

If there is one important lesson that I have learned about friends and football it's this: you can't do one without the other. It's as simple as that. Ask any coach's wife – this part of the year can be so incredibly lonely.

Again, thank you for being my friend. Your love is more important than you know.

With all my love,

Your Friend (who happens to be a coach's wife)

Nikki Chandler

My name is Nikki. I live in a small town in Arkansas. Together, Ben & I have FOUR kids. We seem to have the living thing down, since we're still living, but there is very little organization . . . mostly chaos that seems to be self-inflicted. We are a Jesus & Football based family. If the doors are open, we are in our pew, and if the lights are on, we are at the field.
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