I can not give you solutions to all of life’s problems, doubts, or fears.
But I can listen to you, and together we will search for answers.
I can not change your past with all its heartache and pain,
nor the future with its untold stories.
But I can be there now when you need me to care.
I can not keep your feet from stumbling.
I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall.
Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happinesses are not mine;
yet I can share in your laughter.
Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge;
I can only support you, encourage you, and help you when you ask.
I can not prevent you from falling away from friendship, from
your values, from me. I can only pray for you, talk to you, and
wait for you.
I can not give you boundaries which I have determined for you,
but I can give you the room to change, room to grow, room to
I can not keep your heart from breaking and hurting, but I can
cry with you and help you pick up the pieces and put them back
I can not tell you who you are.
I can only love you and be your friend.