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I'll say it again...Thank God for Best Friends!  I have had lots of good friends over the years, some I've kept and some I've lost but only a few I consider best friends and only one (besides my sister) that truly is the other half of me in female form.  I always appreciate Jessie but these days, incredibly so.  Everyone needs someone to lean on, to be that one ear that always listens, that one heart that always supports and loves.  For those who are blessed enough to be married to your sweethearts, that's usually who it is for you.  For those of us who are single, it can be a lot harder.  When my marriage ended, I was heartbroken and really thought that I'd be alone forever and that terrified me. Not living alone, or eating alone, but that alone you get when you really need that super close, fully understands you and loves you anyway person and they aren't there.  Then I met Jess.  It was an instant friendship and now, nearly 7 years later, we are so close that we are constantly asked if our relationship is "more".  It's not (we both have fantasies of gorgeous elves, thank you very much grins) but this relationship gives me everything that I need to not only function but to grow and thrive. She loves me, challenges me, even gives me a good kick in the rear when I need it. Thanks to her, I've learned lessons about forgiveness, about love and patience, about having fun and being spiritual.  She blesses me daily.

My favorite thing about Fab40 is that we have a place to come together and meet on neutral ground, discuss things, discover our connections.  Jess and I met online - and we knew from the first chats that we’d be dear and close friends.  Who is/are your best friend(s)?  How did you meet and what makes them special above other friends?



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Mar 24, 2009
    • I visited my spiritual director, Fr. Patrick at the Monastery, last Sunday.  We discussed about loneliness.  He asked me not to confuse loneliness and alone-ness.  I asked him to further explain.  He said God is always with us and we are His alone.  So I need to always remember God is alone with me even though I may feel being lonely.  

      I need to ponder and pray more on this.  Thank you.



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      Kmarie wrote Mar 26, 2009
    • Now that is a good question. I also have had a wide variety of friends, overtime some have stayed, some have moved away, some we just went our separate ways. My four friends that I am thinking of, one I have known since elementary school. We live over 3000 miles apart and she is a sister to me. My next friend, from college I love dearly but she is hard to be close too, but we have been there for each other through a large number of major event in our lives. Lately it has been more one sided and I had to call her on the carpet, but our friendship has survived. My other friend is new. We meet because we enjoy a number of the same things. We talk all the time. she is great



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      Feathermaye wrote Mar 26, 2009
    • My very best friend has been with me since we were fourteen years old.

      We lead very different lives and sometimes can go months without really connecting (I’m in Houston and she’s in San Antonio, but we might as well be a solar system apart sometimes), but we can always pick up right where we left off.

      She gets me, and I think it's because we spent so many formative years helping each other grow and learning from each other's successes and mistakes.



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      Deb Darby wrote Mar 28, 2009
    • Kathy, I love you. It would take too long to go into everything, so I’ll put our friendship in list form:

      met before we were 10 years old
      both the oldest of 2 sisters (brats!)
      both liked to sew and were good students
      played “truth or dare” and “war” all summer long
      lost touch after High School
      reconnected when our first children, sons came along in the  

        same month of 1979
      had our 2nd children, both girls the same year, 1 month apart
      Spent many Saturdays with our kiddos at the “Baywatch” beach
      recommitted our faith in God and shared our relationships

        and what we were learning with each other
      I was there for her throughout her divorce
      She was there for me through a rough time in my marriage
      I had my 3rd child, a girl
      She remarried a great guy who she had always deserved
      She had her 3rd child, also a girl
      I moved 2 states east frown
      We’ve kept in touch by phone and now by email for 17 years.
      In that time, she lost her precious Mandy - her 2nd child
      Some time went by while hear heart healed a little.

        She couldn’t talk to me because it was too painful for her.
      I understood that, and just kept on praying for her and

        occasionally touched base.
      She was again there for me by phone when my husband and I

        separated.
      She was there for me in spirit and prayer when we had to

        send our youngest daughter away to rehab.
      I’ve been there for her when her son chose to marry a woman

        who wasn’t her favorite choice
      She’s been there for me since October when my husband was

        diagnosed with cancer.
      I’ve been there for her the last couple of years while her

        youngest daughter had similar struggles to mine.
      She holds out hope for me that my daughter will turn her

        life around from more bad choices she’s making recently.
      We are both rejoicing and celebrating that our youngest

        made it through to High School graduation.
      MAN, we need that girls’ vacation to a beach somewhere!
      I love you and thank God for you, Kathy!



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      Magnolia wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • Deb, I love you too!  All I can say is that you are the most awesome women on the face of this earth and I am so lucky to have you in my life.  You have stood by me thick and thin, at my worst moments and have always been my inspiration to go foward. What you have endured in your life has always taught me to never let go of my faith.  I am honored beyond words to have you as my life time sister! Just wish we could live closer to eachother, but I am thankful for the daily emails! Stay STRONG!!!!estatic



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      Off Center wrote Apr 10, 2009
    • Great stories, all of you.  Thank you for sharing. I think that having real, true girlfriends is one of the greatest blessings that God can give us.



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      Stephanie Lawrence wrote Apr 10, 2009
    • My best friend and are almost inseparable. She ahs been there for me through the thick and thin, ups and downs, good and bad times. We talk on the phone everyday, see each other every weekend and we usually take family vacations together. She is a true friend that will always be a part of my life.



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