Yesterday I had lunch with my best girls. We went to this new restaurant that we all wanted to check, and we decided to treat ourselves just right. Ended up ordering 5 bottles of wine, 4 different main courses and 3 desserts.
We hadn’t seen each other for more than a month, but we picked up right where we left off. So those 3 hours were the therapy that I needed for weeks. All in all, it was a well-spent Sunday.
So, it got me thinking…
These people have been in my life for more than two decades. How wonderful is that? Not to mention rare…
They’ve been there for me since day one. They’ve been there when I learned how to ride a bike. They’ve been there when I first fell from it. They’ve been there when I first had my crush in high school. They’ve been there when I first got my heart broken into pieces. They’ve been there to laugh with me when I felt like crying. They’ve been there to hold my hand when I felt too weak.
They’ve been there for me in the good times, there for me in the bad times.
We’ve literally grown together. They’ve been there long before I met my husband. And they are still here. My sisters. My soulmates. My family.
They are the people I could never imagine myself living. They’re my everything.
Of course, I have other friends as well. Only… no one could ever take the place that they both have in my heart. I don’t have a large circle of friends, but in all honesty, I never really wanted one. The truth is, my friends can be counted on one hand. But if someone asked me to tell who my best friends are, I would always say that no other person in this world can replace my two best girls.
Don’t get me wrong. There’s nothing wrong with having 20 friends. Or even a larger friendship network. I just feel like that’s not for me. That’s not the way I want to live my life. In fact, know this. You will never see me out hanging with big groups of people. I cannot function that way. My idea of a quality time spent with friends includes quiet nights in, intimate conversations, a lot of wine and just us three having fun. That is my definition of happiness.
This doesn’t mean that I will never ever make new friends. It just means that wherever life takes me, these two women will always be a part of it. I know that you’d probably say, “People change. You will never know what the future brings” …But, here’s what. I know. And in my future, they are always there beside me. We’ve been through many heavy thunderstorms and still managed to survive every single one of them together. So, trust me when I say that I am sure of it. We will be there for each other for all eternity.
I may not have many friends in my life, but I have true friendships, and that is more than enough for me.
True friends lift you up. They encourage you. They inspire you. They motivate you. They pick you up when you are too weak to get up on your own. But most importantly, they accept you just the way you are.
If you have someone like this, you, my friend are truly blessed.