A best friend is someone you can totally trust. A best friend is someone you can exchange a quick glance and have an entire conversation with in that glance. A best friend is someone you can tell about your darkest days to and know that they will still love you. A best friend is someone would drop anything and everything for you if it was really needed. And a best friend is someone that you would do all of these things back with.
In elementary school friendships are formed because of location. My best friend in elementary school lived two doors down. We went to the mall together for the first time-without parents. We checked out the food court, we checked out Claire's and we checked out Walgreen's (I
As you get older location doesn't matter as much and it is more common interests. In high school I had a couple of best friends. I had my best friend at school who hated me the first two years of high school and I had my best friend from church, the drop dead gorgeous girl who all the boys only dreamed of dating, who I hated when I first met. (Jealously can be a funny thing) My friend from school is actually pretty much the only person who I went to school with that I kept in touch with, well until facebook that is. While in high school she and I were both the slacker seniors who were only in concert band (instead of the upper band), we always were the girls dating the much older guys and we just had a lot of fun together.
My freshmen year of college I had a crush on a boy and well so did this other girl Allie. I didn't like Allie, you can't fraternize with the
This crush soon faded, the boy was a bit of a jerk... and then I started to realize that Amy was really awesome. Amy quickly became my best friend in college. We had another great friend Bethany that was soon along for the ride in our crazy ways. Amy and I.. well we were both boy crazy and both just a bit crazy. Our nickname, the pajama runners.... why this name? It started one crazy night where we were bored and had been riding up and down the elevator of our dorm in our pajamas... then we decided to go out for a run, in one lobby door out the other of all the dorms in our complex. It was silly, it was immature, but it was a lot of fun.
Sophomore year Amy and I were roommates, but well she was soon feeling a bit left out as another best friend started to come into the picture, a guy we will call Eric (since that is his name). Eric and I met and began dating and soon I was in love and only had eyes for him. Amy once told me she was mad that I was spending all of my time with Eric and I remember feeling bad, but not bad enough to do anything about it. (She later apologized for being mad when her new roommate was mad at her for only wanting to spend time with her then fiancee)
I am so grateful that Eric is my best friend especially since we move a lot. With our moves friend come and go. As you become a mom then it often is the other mom's with kids your age who become your friends... but sometimes one of those mom's like my good friend Monica become someone who becomes the special friend who you can and do share everything with.
When it was time for us to move yet again, I knew this move would be a little harder as I was leaving lots of good friends in Mesa, including Monica. We were moving to Southern California and we heard that Eric's cousin and aunt lived in the same town we were moving to.
I don't remember when we first got together with Eric's cousin, it was probably for a family dinner when Eric's parents were in town or maybe they invited us for dinner.. but there was an instant click and instant best friendship with our son's that is. So we got together again so the boys could play and then soon we were arranging play dates so not only could the boys play but so we could "play" too. Who is this friend, well it is Lourie, who asked us to write about our friends. I have greatly enjoyed getting to know her and love having our play-dates now. I know she would be there for me if there was anything I needed and thinks she know that I would do the same just for her.
Who is your best friend?