I must admit that I sometimes feel jealous when I see others who have a BFF. That is, a person they can call at the drop of a hat about anything; a person they can share everything with; a person they know is really always there for them; someone they can share stories, laughter and tears over a coffee and slice of something decadent; a person they can go shopping with and be honest about what looks good or bad; confide fears, hopes and dreams with; someone who can share this parenting journey, woman to woman; whose kids will grow up together and maybe even become BFFs themselves; a person who is a true kindred spirit.
Is this wishful thinking? Does anyone have such a BFF? Do they really exist?
Don’t get me wrong. I have friends, dear, lifelong friends, women I cherish and love and am loyal to. However, I’ve moved quite a bit growing up. It’s resulted in special and interesting friendships………but, for the most part, with people who are living too far away from me for any regular tangible contact. There is contact, but only as much as can be afforded across seas, oceans and borders.
I know that my moving has contributed to this but I know that these experiences and associated travel have enriched my life in other ways. Would I trade those to have a small group of childhoods friends, I grew up with, shared everything with? Truth be told, I would love to have both.
Do you have a BFF or a small group of close friends who are kindred spirits? Are they childhood friends or newer friends? Or are you currently “interviewing” for the role? Is your partner or spouse your BFF?
P.S: I drafted this post late in September but didn’t get to publishing it till now. During that time, I came across the Lonely Mother from Naomi from Seven Cherubs and realised, I’m not the only one. Neither was Naomi given the over 50 comments she received.
I’m linking with Jess from Diary of a SAHM for iBOT.