When I was little, I used to believe in the concept of one best friend,
And then I started to become a woman. And then I found out that if
you allow your heart to open up; God will show you the best in many friends.
One friend's best is needed when you're going through things with your man.
Another friend's best is needed when you're going through things with your momma.
Another when you want to shop, share, heal, hurt, joke, or just be.
One friend will say let's pray together,
Another let's cry together,
Another let's fight together,
Another let’s walk away together..
One friend will meet your spiritual need,
Another your shoe fetish,
Another your love for movies,
Another will be with you in your season of confusion,
Another will be your clarifier,
Another --the wind beneath your wings...
But what ever their assignment in your life, on whatever the occasion,
On whatever the day or wherever you need them to meet you with their gym shoes on
and hair pulled back or to hold you back from making a complete fool of yourself...
those are your best friends.
It may all be wrapped up in one woman, but for many it's wrapped up
in several... one from 7Th grade, one from high school, several from
the college years, a couple from old jobs, several from church,
on some days your mother, on others your sisters, and on some days
it's the one that you needed just for that day or week that you needed someone
with a fresh perspective, or the one who didn't know all your baggage, or
the one who would just listen without judging... those are good girlfriends/best friends.
Men are wonderful, husbands are excellent, boyfriends are awesome,
Male friends are priceless... but if you've ever had a real good girlfriend,
then you know there's nothing like her!
I thank God for girlfriends, those who honor intimacy, those who hold trust,
and those who just got your back when you feel like life is just too heavy!
I thank God for you. The special bond we share, that's unique to us.
The words we've shared. The prayers we've sent up.
The laughs, the tears, the phone calls, the emails, the shopping,
the movies, the lunches, the dinners, the late night talks, afternoon talks,
the weekend talks, all the talking, talking, talking and the listening, listening, listening....
So whether you've been there 20 minutes or 20 years --- I love you!
posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 12:45 PM