Yesterday I had lunch with my BFF to celebrate, a week late, her birthday. We usually meet for our respective birthdays and exchange a bag of goodies and have some nice conversation. Yesterday, it was the usual spiel, meet at 11, eat, chit-chat, watch the birdies by our table, more chit-chat, open present, "Oooo, Ahhh!!", okay see ya..........wait...........we go so involved in our conversation that we finally had to give up our seats because we were getting dirty looks from patrons waiting. Our chit-chatting was just not over so we opted to start walking and try to find a seat to enjoy the beautiful Oklahoma lunchtime. Our talk was intense and very enjoyable and lasted till after 1 in the afternoon. It took me back to when we first met in Beta Sigma Phi (woman's social/service organization). The first time I met Teen I thought she was way out of my league, that I could never be socially on her level. Really don't know where that came from but back then I had very low self esteem. We were thrown together on projects and got to know each other. We were young mothers, her with 3 little ones (actually she was preggo's with #3) and I with my two tiny girls. We were wives of self-employed hubbys and we helped in the business and were basically stay-at-home mommies. Teen and I had tons in common with each other and we were a shoulder for each other. We bonded and became intensely close. As I've written in the past year or so I felt we had drifted, and we do have our DISTINCT differences, but we still get each other. We still are wonderful shoulders to cry upon. We nuture each other. I love my BFF Teen and yesterday it brought it all back for me, why we are friends. I love her and will always be her friend. Happy belated birthday my dear friend.