They may not always understand the thoughts behind the gaze, or the weary lines under your eyes as you work diligently birthing your ideas into reality.
They haven’t taken the time to see your eyes close, as you gather a moment of peace to process in mindfulness.
They didn’t invest sweat nor love into the moments when you needed them most.
Have faith and smile because it’s all preparation for where you’re headed. They were present because they were what you needed to grow stronger, love deeper, gain compassion, increase understanding, shift perspective, pivot into a new lane, and so much more.
You and them, exactly as it should have been. Keep going because more will come and go. Many will leave and few will stay. Have peace and know you’re equipped for whatever will come your way.