“Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk beside me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.” – Alber Camus
I have two Best Friends, Sharon and Kristine. I’ve known Kristine since I was about 13 and Sharon since I was about 18. So … if I’m 30 … that means we’ve all been friends for a really, really long time.
To me, “best friend” means more than “a person who I have known a really long time.” A best friend is someone who has stuck around through all the ups, downs, lefts, rights, diagonals, and loop-de-loops.
“A friend is someone who sees through you and still enjoys the view.” – Wilma Askinas
Friendship isn’t alway pretty. There are the occasional bickers and disagreements, but it’s how people get through those though times that help the friendship to grow stronger. I know we’ve been through our share of bickers, but it’s how we’ve chosen to move forward and learn from them that has enabled us to stay close.
When I think of my BFFs I think of:
- how it feels like a LONG time when we haven’t talked, texted, or emailed each other for a week
- how we can tell each other the most embarrassing moment of the day and not feel embarrassed about it
- how we support each other no matter what
- how we can give each other that “look” and know something is up
- how we pray for each other when we forget to pray for ourselves
- how we constantly boost each other up when we’re down
- how we trust each other with our deepest darkest secrets
- how we accept each other and all our quirks
- how we laugh at the corniest jokes that no one else gets
- how we listen to each other
- how we always look at the bright side, but are not afraid to bring up the dark
- how “real” we can be with each other
This list goes on and on. These girls are my sisters from another mister and I feel truly blessed to have them in my life. This little blog doesn’t even dive in on how deep my love goes for. They are my besties and they are my heights of happiness ….