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