Time to meet BFF.
Beautiful inside and out. Intelligent and honest. Sincere and caring. A great mom. Makes me laugh. She is the BFF that everyone should have in their life.
Somehow, we are linked on another level. We know each other, and can frequently predict what the other will say. I have found myself wishing that she was a man, so that I could marry her. ( I know, I could still marry her in some states, but as Bridget Jones once said, “It’s men in general, and Mark Darcy in particular…”) I am thankful for her every day. Although we live across the country from one another, it is she who I speak to every day. She knows me better than anyone, and she is the one to whom I turn for advice, and to share my successes. As if I have not praised enough, I will go one step further. She is the friend that I hope my daughter has one day when she is old enough to appreciate what friendship truly is.
She is the person with whom I can share any thought, and not expect a judgement, or an argument, even if we disagree. ( More on the idea of disagreements later.)
As I continue on this journey, she will be an ever-present factor in the writing. It is she who first suggested that I do this, because somehow, she is always able to see beneath the surface to a deeper want that I have. She knew the cathartic effect that this would have for me, and to that I am thankful. It is indeed a gift to be able to sit down in front of the computer, and start to write. It is not the same to merely type my memoirs. There is something deeply mysterious about the nature of blogging and the possibility that someone out there will hear you and that you will somehow touch someone else and make them laugh, cry, or merely think about something that you have written.
BFF, this is for you! For all the LOLs we have shared, for all the tears we have shared. Here’s to you! You are truly a gift on this earth. Thank you for being a part of my life.