February 28, 2011

Lucky to Have Her

When I was about 8 years old, I met my soul mate.  The person I will spend the rest of my life with.  No, I'm not talking about my husband.  Given our age difference, that would have been creepy.  I'm talking about my best friend, Mindy.  The two of us were unfortunate enough to have grown up in the same tiny "town".  The place is literally only 2 blocks long and sports only two buildings that aren't houses, the village hall and the crumbling post office.  She lived 3 houses down from me.  We had no choice but to be friends. 

In the last 20+ years, she has seen me at my absolute worst and she has witnessed my best.  She is the one person I can say anything to.  I never have to cover up or sugar coat anything with her.  At times, I have admitted things to her that I didn't want to admit to myself.  She still loves me.  She doesn't judge me.  She has stood by my side through he birth of 3 babies.  I have no doubt that we will grow old together.  I can't even imagine anything that could possibly ruin our friendship at this point. 

I often regret that I don't have more friends.  I don't have anybody who stops by for coffee or to meet for lunch.  I think I'm OK with that, though, because I have Mindy.  Our friendship is priceless.  Perhaps someday, I can talk her into moving closer so we can spend more time together!  Until then, I guess I'll just have to deal. 

Happy 31st Birthday, Mindy!


  1. How sweet -- lovely post!

    Thanks for sharing!


  2. That was VERY sweet. You gals are lucky to have one another. If it makes you feel any better I always wish I had someone to stop by for coffee or grab lunch with. (It made me feel better to know that there are others out there with just one or two buddies to rely on.)


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