Do you have a best friend? The one you always go to to divulge juicy information, ask deep questions, get advice, vent to, and sit in a room together and not even say anything and it doesn’t matter? In my last post, I mentioned that I think we are given just the right friends at just the right time in our lives when we need them. Some friends are easy to make, some are more difficult. But it seems that everyone plays a specific role for a specific reason.
However, the BFF is special. They stick around for longer and know you better. They might be new to you, but they’ll stay. I have a couple of these, and I love them all for different reasons and in different ways. None are better than others. It’s an amazing feeling to have so many good friends like this.
But. BUT. How do you get to make connections like this? I had this crazy fear strike me suddenly the other day. What if my daughter never has a best friend??
She is very lovable. She is kind. She is friendly. But she can be painfully shy. She is kinda kooky, kinda bratty, kinda amazing. I’m sure there are others out there like her, but I see her get left out often and it breaks my heart. Reruns of elementary and middle school flash in my mind. It makes me so sad.
Is it possible that she might not have a best friend? That she might not get to experience this amazing feeling of unconditional friendship? For me, friends are my family. They play that important of a role in my life. I would honestly do anything for my friends. They love me through my good and bad times, and I, them. I try REALLY hard to be a good friend all the time and no matter what. I try to be understanding and put myself in their place when they make decisions that I wouldn’t or say things that I can’t imagine saying aloud. I try my best to always be supportive. I love my friends and my best friends. I just really hope that my daughter gets to be and have a best friend that strives for the same attributes, despite my fears.
Where’s That Pretty Glow? Inside the heart of your friendships, of course.