Forever Friends

They say that if you can count your good friends on one hand then you’re very lucky. I am a big believer in this. It’s quality over quantity all the time with me. If you’re very lucky you will have one good friend in your life from an early age and that person will stay with you, through the years and through everything that life throws at you. Friends forever. Forever friends.

 

We met in the September of 1992. We were told we were going to be friends before we even met. Our parents had it all planned out. They knew each other from when they went to school together and we very conveniently happened to be the same age and starting at the same school. Thankfully for us, we were put in the same class. I think fate had a big part to play in our story.

 

We became friends instantly. Let it not be said that parents don’t know what they are talking about. They do.

 

We were ‘best friends’ throughout high school. We sat next to each other on the bus, in registration, at lunch and in class. We were pretty inseparable. Of course, we had our arguments and our petty fallouts as is to be expected at that adolescent age. But the important thing is, is that we always realised what was important and we always became the best of friends again.

 

I am lucky that I can still call my best friend from back then, my best friend now. As we have grown up, of course, things change, people change, but I am so lucky to say that this friendship hasn’t changed. In fact, I’d say we were closer than ever. We don’t see each other as much as we would like. But the beautiful thing about this friendship is that we don’t need to. When we do get together, it’s like it was yesterday. There is no effort required. Everything falls naturally into place. Because it’s a friendship that has stood the test of time.

 

Best friend of mine, you know who you are. It’s time to say thank you.

 

As I write this I am listening to a song, that has now become ‘our song’. You left me the most wonderful memory on Facebook this evening and admittedly, it’s got me feeling a little sentimental. But that’s not a bad thing. Music holds so many memories for lots of people and I have so many with you.

 

forever friends

 

Thank you for being there for me throughout our teenage years. Growing up with you was so much fun. Thank you for the summers, the sleepovers, the laughs and the radio roadshows.

 

Thank you for reading so beautifully at my wedding. A reading picked just for you because I knew you would read it just the way it needed to be read.

 

Thank you for never being that far away, even if it’s at the end of a text message.

 

Thank you for being there when my little boy was days old and I really needed a friend who understood. Thank you for being there when I needed to cry because I was so overwhelmed. I will never forget opening the door, seeing you and feeling so relieved.

 

Thank you for being there when my Mum was so poorly. Thank you for caring enough to make sure she was okay and thank you for making sure was okay.

 

Thank you for all of the memories. Oh, so many memories.

 

So the point of this post? Obviously, to say thank you, because I don’t think I’ve ever said it. But also, to let you know, that I too am here for you. I know you are feeling nervous about following your dream, but I want you to know that I can help you if you want me to. You only have to say the word, and I’m right there. Any time. I have every faith in you. You’re going places lovely lady!

 

I feel so lucky to have someone like you in my life.  Thank you for being the best friend a girl could ask for. Friends Forever. Forever Friends.

 

So best friend, 23 years later, I give this song back to you. Listen to it. I think you’ll love it.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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17 Comment

  1. Reply
    diynige
    6th May 2018 at 8:54 am

    So lovely to have a best friend for that long great song Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

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    Kayleigh (Mini Human Resources)
    8th May 2018 at 6:43 am

    So lovely. I wish I had a best friend I’d had for this long! #triumphanttales

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    magicalmamablog
    8th May 2018 at 2:46 pm

    This is so precious! I am so thankful to have those forever friends who constantly reach out to me even though I have moved half way across the country and had to make new friends from scratch. Parents are right, all the time! My new friend and I had babies at the same time and we’ve been vowing since pregnancy that they’ll be best friends. Hope their story turns out like yours!
    #TriumphantTales

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    themummydiaries1
    8th May 2018 at 3:10 pm

    That was lovely and I love that song too #TriumphantTales

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    Patrick Weseman
    8th May 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Great song and great story. I have a friend I have known since we were in first grade. Over 40 years. Having friends like that is a special friend. #TriumphantTales.

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    viewfromthebeachchair
    8th May 2018 at 7:27 pm

    This is a very nice post. I have a best friend that has been there for going on 30 years. I would not trade it for anything! #triumphanttales

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    chickenruby
    9th May 2018 at 2:19 am

    My longest held friendship is from the age of 4, that’ll be 42 years ago now, we’re not as close anymore having moved abroad, but still in touch and have been there for one another weddings and the birth of each child #triumphanttales

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    endardoo
    9th May 2018 at 3:06 pm

    A wonderful thing to have – my own BF dates from the first day of university … and it just gets richer and better. #Triumphanttales

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    Memeandharri
    9th May 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Such a beautiful post, good supportive friends are so hard to come by. I have known my best friend for about 17 years and I would be lost without her. #triumphanttales

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    Kate 🍷 (@TheMumConundrum)
    10th May 2018 at 8:39 am

    Oh I loved reading this. I am so grateful for those oldest friends who know me inside out. xx #triumphanttales

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    welshmumwriting
    10th May 2018 at 8:55 am

    I am a little jealous. I am not in touch with anyone I knew as a child, except for an occasional like on Facebook. I’ve even lost touch with university friends. I feel like I’ve had so many lives in some ways and my friendships have changed along the way. Strangely one of my closest friends is someone that I met around 11 years ago, just before I met my husband. While we are very different in some ways, our personality type and values are so aligned it surprised me. We don’t see each other much now as we live in separate parts of the country (we’ve both moved around) but whenever I do I always feel sad when we part. It doesn’t take much for a particular song or food to create a memory. Besties are great. #TriumphantTales

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    collette dunn
    10th May 2018 at 1:14 pm

    How lovely! I have friends from when I was younger who I don’t see much now, when we do meet up however it’s like we’ve never been apart! #triumphanttales

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    Amy - the rolling baby
    12th May 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Aww, such a lovely post. Sounds like you have a wonderful friend and relationship #Triumphanttales

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    Jo - Pickle & Poppet
    13th May 2018 at 8:57 pm

    That’s so lovely. It’s important having a couple of close friends. #TriumphantTales

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    The Queen of Collage
    14th May 2018 at 4:28 pm

    It’s so true that quality matters over quantity every time #TriumphantTales

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    Folakemi
    15th May 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Great friends like this are very hard to come by. I still maintain close friendship with one of my childhood friends, we have been friends since we were 7. However, I hardly keep in touch with several of my primary school as we lost touch and they are all scattered all over the world #triumphanttales

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    Lisa Pomerantz
    15th May 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Loving this post again, from #triumphanttales and agreeing with every word. xoxo

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