One of my bestest girlies now lives in Raleigh. She's one busy chic and it's hard to slow her down sometimes because she throws herself into new challenges, projects and educating herself on top of working full-time while juggling a marriage and parenthood. I admire her tenacity. She is always finding a way to give more back to others, throws herself into being involved in her community, her family, her child and pretty much finds something new to tackle for her own curiosities. And when she gets overwhelmed with all that she does, she's pretty good at reaching out and making a plan to get away from it all. And sometimes that includes crashing at my place. I like that. It gives us time to catch up in person and drink some wine like we have many times in the past. She's one of my bestest peoples in my world. Don't know what I'd do without her.
|And She Does !|
I remember the day that I saw my childhood best friend. We were in the first grade. I saw her walking back to her class after recess. She was short with dark hair, wearing a Love's Baby Soft t-shirt. (I'm telling on myself here. 😉) We became friends shortly after and we are still in touch to this day. We nicknamed each other "wusband" many years ago-a combo of wife and husband if you will-as a term of endearment for long lasting relationships. A friendship marriage it is...and a good one at that. We haven't seen each other in person in a very long time, and we don't talk much because our lives are so hectic but I can certainly say, when something is going on with either one of us, we know. And then we call. And it's like time hasn't passed so much. I guess with a friendship like that you will always be connected in that weird sort of way.
|Many Talks About Our Mothers....|
Fiendship. Yes, I said "fiend". I met one of my other really good friends on the Internet. And not in that way as you would think. We both laugh when people ask "How did you meet?". It's a fun story to tell because it was so random, but when we finally met in person, it was an instant connection, and no...not in that way. The original plan was to meet for coffee while he was in town for a couple of days but we opted for wine instead. That was a much better idea in my book. The word fiend came up a couple of years later as a typo but we stuck with it just for fun. I'm not sure why, maybe it's the extra wine we drink when we get together. Maybe it's just something silly. One thing is for sure, he & I are definitely connected in odd ways that cannot be planned or known ahead of time. It's just "one of those things" and I'm thankful for that. And yes, he's a dude. I do believe men and women can be friends and close friends at that, without it being weird. You should try it sometime.