This past Saturday we got together with my BFF and her husband for our annual St. Patrick’s day meal. We don’t live close to one another so we use this holiday as our marker that it has been a while since we have seen one another.
I have been blessed with quite a few good friends. So what makes a BFF (best friend forever)? In my humble opinion, George Washington had the right idea. There have been "quick friends" who I thought would be great to develop a relationship with. Not always the case. Usually it turned out to be a short acquaintance that never grew roots.
True friends are those who love you warts and all. When I was carrying my son, my bff, L, called me every other day to, in her own words, make sure someone was still speaking with me. (I had PMS for nine months.) When she and her family moved away she would tell me she hadn’t found her "Gail" in her new area yet. When I feel overwhelmed, I call her and ask if I am overreacting. She is laid back and I am not.
And, silence is comfortable between us.
L’s and my friendship has been established for 24 years. In all those years, I don’t recall her ever being too busy to listen or help. I think that 24 years is long enough to "undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity."
Who’s your bff?
If I knew then what I know now…I would have explored that little known building on campus that housed the computer science department. I could have been a pioneer!
What is the best thing about the city in which you currently live? It is close to everthing a person might need o want. Museums, grocery stores, airports, Tar*get! Within an hour, I can be in the mountains or at the beach.