|At the Nickel Dinner in LA.|
|Yes, we were posing by what looked like a "pooping tree" because we're cool like that! ;)|
We both have lived in different states ever since graduation, we talk occasionally and keep up with the main details of each others lives, but our day to day lives are very distant from each other. But she's the friend that I can call (or my husband will suggest I call when I need someone to talk to)--someone to understand. She's a friend that makes the short list of people to call immediately after 'big news' happens in our family. Thankfully this has never happened, but if it did, she'd be one of my friends that would get the 3 am phone call in case of a family emergency & hopefully she knows I'll be that friend for her too.
There isn't a phone call that takes place between us that doesn't involve at least one of trying to convince the other that they need to move to our respective cities. We've always got a 'house for sale' in mind for each other, conveniently located very near our home! ;) Usually followed by big dreams and plans of all the fun we'd have being neighbors! I'm certain if that wish were to ever come true, the dynamics between us would change and maybe that would be good. Only God knows if that will ever be the case for us, but for now I cherish the relationship that it is.
I think there is a richness to our friendship that has developed from us not being in each other's day to day lives. We don't know each other's circle of friends or people at each other's church. Really I think that's a blessing, because there are sometimes you need to call a friend who doesn't need to know all the details of your life, they don't need to know all your daily circumstances, they just need to know you. Sarah, is that friend for me. She is the friend that doesn't know all there is to know about me, but what matters when I call is that she knows me. I can tell her the truth about how I feel because it doesn't affect her daily life and the same for her. I will not be hurt by her telling me frustrations that she's experiencing with people around her, because to me all that matters is her. I think the same applies for her. She just wants to know how I am doing, how I am feeling, how I am handling life. The beauty of a friend like that is indescribable & the richness is priceless. Isn't that we all need? A friend that just cares for me, who I am and nothing more. The friend that says YOU matter (not your circumstances, your history, your details) so much to me that I will drop everything in my life right now to be here with YOU. Sarah is that friend for me. We can challenge each other in ways other people cannot, not sure why, but it works. She can also make me laugh at the most outrageous things that for whatever reason is only funny to the two of us! ;) I am so thankful for her and the physical distance between us that has helped create this invaluable friendship.
As a bonus our husbands get a long too and we do well vacationing together! :) SO FUN!
Oh my word! I love you, you little whoremonger!! Haha! I'm so thankful for you!
Do you have a friendship like that? I hope you do. Leave a comment and share with us about him/her!
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