There are few things more precious than a best friend. Someone you can walk through the trials and tribulations of your day with someone who is truly there because they want to be. I have a lot of friends whom I cherish deeply. But my best friend of 20 years has always been my rock, whether we are talking every day or miss a few weeks. We have even gotten busy with life and taken many months off at a time to deal with it. But when we reconnect, it is like no time has passed. I decided that for Best Friends Day, June 8, I would send her an open letter showing my deep appreciation.
Your fire engine red hair bounced down the hall in front of me, into the classroom and to an empty desk. I followed, slightly mesmerized by this petite girl oozing confidence and flair. I sat next to you and the next 20 years happened in the blink of an eye. From whirlwind trips to New York and Las Vegas to a glass of wine in my empty living room to celebrate the closing on my new home, you have stood by me and loved me, even in my darkest times.
As a now single mom, finally rid of the mess you warned me about making, our connection has deepened even more. Your patience and kindness as I dumped my laundry on you, complained profusely and even cried, will never be forgotten. The most precious times outside of my children is sitting with you, enjoying a drink at an outside patio, reliving the glory days of our youth together. The boys we knew, the people we have lost, the acceptance of each other for who we are.
Friendships seems fleeting these days as people move and grow, but yours and mine has remained steady. I don’t know if it is because we are lucky or because we know that our connection is unique, deserving the attention we give it!
As I enter a new phase of my life as a single mom, balancing all that comes with the task, it is a great comfort and honor that I have you in my corner. You are more than a best friend… you are a cherished sister.
Do you have a best friend? Tell us about your special best friend bond! And then give him or her a call and tell them how much you care.