Today is a time for writing-freely and without intent. Writing where the wind takes me, resisting the editor inside and joining in with hundreds of other bloggers for Five Minute Friday.
And today, we’re writing about:
I have this friend. She a beautiful, intelligent, vivacious person who has been a blessing in my life for many years. Our friendship is the kind that movies are written about-lifelong, intense, and filled with many
misadventures and great stories along the way. You see, I’ve known this amazing lady since I was around 2 years old. How we met is a story that only dear friends can share.
My grandma babysat both of us, and one day a new girl comes in a proceeds to steal my dolly. Oh the horror! The worst nightmare of a two year old. And I went home incensed. The next day,we were best of friends. And we’ve been that way for almost 25 years.
Of course, neither of us remember this moment, but it’s been told many, many times by our moms and grandma. When I lived in South Africa, my friend regularly visited both my mom and dad, to chat awhile with her second family. I’m as welcome in her home as I am mine. We’ve been nearly hopelessly lost on car rides (I mean, who really ends up almost in Carlisle when looking for the Des Moines airport?), laughed for hours on end over ridiculous things, and had many sleepovers through the years. We can crack open a roll of cookie dough and spend hours watching horrible movies, and not feel like we’ve wasted a minute. And we can take absolutely awful-ridiculous-horrify pictures and be happy to put them in a picture frame.
Our friendship is something I treasure deeply, and something I know will never end. After all, if you can’t find a reason to end a friendship in 25 years, how could it possibly end.
I look forward to being a part of the major and minor problems in her life, and having her in mine. Just thinking of the next time we can roadtrip to one another for a weekend of crazy-friend-fun puts a smile on my face.
Friends come in all shapes and sizes, and some are in and out of your life. But a true best friend-one to last a lifetime-now that’s a blessing. One who I don’t have to edit my thoughts around or worry about looking nice for? Yes, what a blessing!
Oops…I forgot to set a timer. Not-so-five-minute-Friday this week!