…and I miss her like crazy.
Do you think it’s possible that girl friend relationships are a little bit like marriages? I do. Think about it. Throughout your life you seek out girlfriends who you have things in common with, who see things the way you do, and hold the same values as you. You strive to make friends with good people, friends you know will have your back. You seek people you can trust, make you laugh, help you see yourself in the very best way. Without being way too sappy, who make you a better person? You nurture these relationships as you would your marriage; give them your love, your time, your attention. If you are lucky, you find a few true friends throughout your lifetime. Life isn’t as sweet without them.
I am not a girl who makes friends easily, once burned twice shy definitely applies, and at this point in my life I guess I’m a little self involved. My children and Hubby come first. Always. I know it’s wrong but I even put myself way down the list of priorities. So when my BFF popped into town for a visit I was thrilled to be able to steal a couple of hours, grab a hot coffee in a cozy coffee shop and just play catch up.
Jumping right back into the swing of things like we see each other every day, not twice a year, we can talk without fear of judgement, tear up and keep going, and part ways knowing “See you soon” is a big fat lie but there is nothing we can do about it.
My big reveals in our power catch up session…this blog! (you know it’s been a big fat secret right??) Hers. She’s gone to the “dark side” and gotten a tattoo. It’s official, she is now way too cool for me.
Ha, she is so stinkin cute. How I wish she lived closer!
My heart aches a little as I’m starting to think you only get one or two BFFs in a lifetime, and yet I am so thankful for each unique, beautiful, strong and intelligent women who I am blessed to call friends. There really is nothing quite as powerful. I hope both my girls are blessed with dozens of such friends. Dozens.
Miss you always girl and can’t wait until next time….
Cheers to friendships. Sometimes they are the things that get you through.