I don’t get to see my best friend as much as I wish I could. She lives ten minutes away from me, so obviously distance isn’t the reason behind this.
It may sound like a cliché to you, but the reason why I don’t often get to see her is simply life. Family, relationships, work, and, of course, time for ourselves all prevent us from seeing each other more often.
Fortunately, I know that she’ll always be there for me even when I “go quiet” and I’ll always be there for her too. I appreciate the few messages that we manage to send each other within the span of one month and neither of us complains that there aren’t more. Because we understand that we can’t always find time to talk to or see each other. And we’re fine with it. Because we still care about and love each other even when we don’t often get to see each other.
I must say that I’m immensely grateful for having her in my life. Because she’s always there for me. She sticks with me through thick and thin. She is always there to celebrate my successes with me, but also to hold my hand, comfort me, and tell me that everything is going to be all right when I’m down in the dumps.
We’re connected on such a deep emotional and mental level that she intuitively knows when to see whether I’m okay. She always knows when I need her compassion, understanding, and love.
And most importantly, she accepts me and cherishes me for who I am. She knows my quirks, my whims, my annoying habits, my insecurities, and my fears, and she embraces them. She’s never criticized me for them. She’s never made me feel weak or unimportant because of my weaknesses and imperfections.
And last but not least, she’s always there to remind me of my strength when I’m feeling weak. She’s always there to remind me of my worth when I’m doubting myself. She’s always there to protect me from manipulative and deceitful people. She’s always there to make me feel safe, protected, and loved, even when I don’t often get to see her.