That gawky 11 year old. I couldn’t stand her. She thought farts were funny, and was part of those giggly girl groups. Surely they were laughing at me all day long. Surely!
Not that i was cool, oh no far from it – but that didn’t change the fact that i judged..
Then 2 years later we started high school together. being the only 2 from one school moving to the next, we just hung around each other for the sake of it.
Isn’t it funny how life goes? The gawky annoying girl became by best friend from 13. And it was then that i learnt not to judge a book by its cover. That girl had the biggest kindest heart out of anybody I’ve ever met. She made friends wherever she went.
Fast forward through the next 17 years, and they have been filled with so much laughter and fun, ups and downs – and sadly, periods of minimal contact due to just the way life goes.
But what stands out in my mind, what i can never truly ever express enough gratitude for was for the last 4 years – her constant support through some of the darkest times of my life. This woman who though battling her own tough (way tougher than mine) issues decided it was more important to focus on me then let me worry about her.
Every woman deserves a friend like her. The woman that sits on your couch and lets you cry, force feeding you KFC and ice cream in your time of need. The one that drags you out of your comfort zone, because she knows your tougher than you give yourself credit for. The one you proudly call Sister, though she’s not blood related (but hey she may as well be when each parental unit thinks of you as an extra child)
And i hope that you all are lucky to have what i have. If you dont, i hope you find it – you’re never too old xx

Posted anonymously, 16th September 2014

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  • I have a best friend. We don’t talk all too often because of life, but we are always there for each other!! She has always been there to help me through my troubles, and I with hers… She is the only friend of mine that doesn’t have kids that I can completely trust with all 4 of mine at one time!!

    Best friends certainly help make life easier and more enjoyable


  • best freind


  • great to read


  • It’s a wonderful thing that your friend has been there for you when you need her – there are very few selfless people out there – you’re lucky you changed your opinion of her!


  • True friends are few and far between. How lucky you are.


  • this is so true and many people do miss out on a good friend by judging people and you should never judge a book by it’s cover. Hubby and I have had this done often and when people did end up talking to us after living across the road from us for over 12 months as they thought we were to rough they found us to be different to what they thought.


  • These are such true words we all need a friend like that. One that is there for us no matter what, you know you are blessed when you have a friend that you can tell anything to and know you almost as well as you know yourself


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