One of my very dear friends is an amazing woman! I won't say her name because I don't want to be rude and assume that it is ok. So, friend if your reading this, I hope you know this is about you and how much I appreciate you!
We were friends in high school. We weren't "best friends", but we hung out a lot. We'd drive around in her car with our other friends listening to music, rocking out, and day dreaming about the latest and hottest boy on our radar. Graduation came and we all went our separate ways. I was consumed with my life and she was consumed with hers. There wasn't any type of falling out, life just happened.
Fast forward to our 10 year reunion and we got back in touch! It was almost like there was no time in between. We started talking, emailing, and hanging out again. It was AWESOME! I remember us on the phone for hours talking about what was going on in our lives. I felt I had a friend who knew what it was like to not be "perfect" but everyone thinks you are. The issues that come up when people around you think you have it together, but in reality your barley holding it all together. She made me realize I can't be perfect and it is ok to have flaws!
When my mom passed away, she read my emails, read my blog and gave me TONS of support! When I was going though my "face reality" month, she brought me a gift bag full of "depression goodies". There was a bottle of red wine in there, a great bar of decadent chocolate, a couple of yoga dvd's and a card that said it all! I've always tried to be the friend to her as she has been to me the past few years. I hope to Goddess I have.
She is a strong woman, who doesn't have it all together *no offense hon* but fully admits it. She doesn't pretend, she is honest, has a great sense of style, she is compassionate, and is one of the best writers I know. That last one might seem odd, but this woman has a way with words that I will envy until the day I die. I have read her writings so often and try to emulate them, but it sounds bad coming from me. Not from her, from her it sounds eloquent, beautiful and smart.
I can never put into words how much she means to me, most like I'd probably cry. I could never thank her enough for all of her words of wisdom, all of her fueling my fires and talking me off the ledge emails.
Friend...YOU ROCK! Thank you. If I don't say how much you mean to me enough, I suck. I value you and your friendship more then I could ever tell you! I love you!