When I was little, I used to believe in the concept of one best friend,
and then I started to become a woman. And then I found out that if you
allow your heart to open up, God would show you the best in many
One friend's best is needed when you're going through things with your
children. Another friend's best is needed when you're going through
things with your Momma. Another when you want to shop, share, heal,
hurt, joke, or just be.
One friend will say let's pray together, another let's cry together,
another let's fight together, another let's walk away together.
One friend will meet your spiritual need, another your shoe fetish,
another your love for movies, another will be with you in your season of
confusion, another will be your clarifier, another the wind beneath your
But whatever their assignment in your life, on whatever the occasion, on
whatever the day, or where ever you need them to meet you with their gym
shoes on and hair pulled back or to hold you back from making a complete
fool of yourself... those are your friends.
It may all be wrapped up in one woman, but for many it's wrapped up in
several... one from 7th grade, several from high school, several from
the college years, a couple from old jobs, several from church, on some
days your mother, on others your sisters.
On some days it's the one
that you needed just for that day or week that you needed someone with a
fresh perspective, or the one who didn't know all your baggage, or the
one who would just listen without judging... those are good best
I thank my girlfriends, those who honor intimacy, those who hold trust,
and those who hold me up when life is just too heavy! The special bond
we share is unique.
Thanks for the words we've shared. The prayers we've sent up. The
laughs, the tears, the phone calls, the emails, the shopping, the
movies, the lunches, the dinners, the talking, talking, talking and the
listening, listening, listening....
So whether you've been there 20 minutes or 20 years, I love you!