A Friend Indeed


George Washington (1732 – 1799)


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?

Manic Monday:

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 was the best day of the past week for you and why?  Saturday.  The explanation is above.

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.
Have a wonderful week.  Blessings to you and yours, gail

13 responses to “A Friend Indeed

  1. My BBF is a guy called Neil. Met at a wedding,…. could have been one romantic story but thank God it didn’t otherwise I don’t think my relation would have survived. Silent are ok for us for a period and then we just meet again and cheer up.

    Manic Monday:
    If I knew then what I know now…I would have passed by some people as swift as lightening, avoid some situations,…..be born somewhere else. It could be worse though,..let’s face it! 
    What was the best day of the past week for you and why?  Mmmmm…. when I have spoked my mind to a girl stucked on a guy over MSN. Was messy,..but not bloody.What is the best thing about the city in which you currently live?  Everything is at hand and the nearest beach is like 20  to 30 mins away.
    Your manic monday is as usual very nice. I have to appologise for not coming here more often… Hope you had a Great Easter…. from what I read no doubt about it;O)
    Kisses to Isabella.
    Take care,

  2. I have a few BFFs, actually.  I feel so blessed to have those few friends you can share anything with.  They know my past and my hopes and dreams.  I call them "Team Carol"…lol.  They are all rooting for me. 

    If I knew then what I know now…I wouldn’t have even considered marriage until the age of 30 and never ever would I have married a military man.  I do admit I am thankful for the experience because without them I wouldn’t be doing what I"m doing.  Not going into details here.  It’s all on my blog…You know. 
    What was the best day of the past week for you and why?  Hmmm Saturday was really good.  I rested and recognized Sabath like it should be.What is the best thing about the city in which you currently live?  I live very close (less than a half mile) from a major river.  There is a trail next to the river that I love to ride my bike on.  Can’t wait for the weather to warm up so I can ride. 
    Hope you have a great week!  And I’ll talk to you again soon.

  3. My best friend forever was my grandmother where I was raised in Kentucky.  She has been away from this world since 1983, but a part of her remains
    with me every day.

  4. two of my bffs are abroad. 😦 one now lives in Illinois after marrying to an Indian doctor there, and the other is in France after marrying a French doctor.
    haha….. but we meet whenever they’re home. Other than that, it has to be my sis in law. ")

    If I knew then what I know now…I would’ve said no to C Section and try for natural.
    What was the best day of the past week for you and why?  Sunday. Outting with friends, and our monthly visit to the retirement home.What is the best thing about the city in which you currently live? Quiet peace, lots of playgrounds for the kids. 🙂
    blessings to you and all G. Praying for you.

  5. "Who’s Your BFF?" This answer should make a long story short and (and explain why I’m not the humorous blogger I used to be) and then on a lighter note, I’ll do the Maniac Monday.

    Who’s your bff?
    Of course my hubby will always be my best friend, but the other top 3 all died last year within 4 months of each other and lmy yougest BFF, The Princess no longer spends her days with me.
    I used to think my daughters my BFFs too, but I’ve had to rethink that. My relationship with my oldest is very strained and I don’t know why (and she won’t tell me). My other daughter and I had a falling out and now we’re just trying to act normal.
    Now onward:
    Manic Monday:
    If I knew then what I know now…To be honest, I would have spend more time naked (in the house of course), saved more money and not worried about what strangers thought.
    What was the best day of the past week for you and why?  Thursday. Hubby was off and we had lunch out and shopped’til we dropped.
    What is the best thing about the city in which you currently live? 
    It’s small and people are friendly. They wave at you even when they don’t know you. If your car breaks down, they’ll stop and try to fix it. We have a very low crime rate – half of the people don’t even lock their doors and around here, a person’s word means something. We’re close to a huge town, the best doctors and the town is surrounded by a beautiful lake. There’s lots more, but the question only asked for one.
    Have a great week!

  6. BFF – Queen Kay of course
    If I knew then what I know now – I got so tickled by Texas Mammie’s response on this one.  Was she saying she would buy fewer clothes??  Ahhh, we do wonder.  Any how, I’d have given my family ore love and less law. 
    Best day – Saturday for sure.  Had very encouraging marriage counseling sessions with two different couples.  
    Best thing about city – small Southern place of around 10,000 but large enough for Wal-Mart Supercenter.  The commute to work is 3 minutes (7 min. if I’m motivated enough to ride a bike).

  7. ¬ If I knew then
    what I know now… I’d have procrastinated a little less


    ¬ Sunday was a
    great day seeing my team win against our bitter rivals. Monday was equally
    great hanging out with the significant other


    ¬ Manchester is
    not as congested as London. That is a huge plus.

  8. It is so special to have a friend like that, how wonderful for you!  My sister is always my BFF.  Although we are very different we love each other like crazy and talk just about every day.  Pretty cool!
    My best day of the week was today because we were able to be outside all day working in the yard.  It was terrific and we got a ton done!  And now we are sore of course!
    The best thing about the town I live in is that it is a small town and you almost always see someone you know at Wal-mart. 🙂
    If I knew then…I would never have dated anyone but my husband.  Totally true story!!
    Have a great day!

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