Tuesday, September 01, 2009

BFF

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.

9 comments:

Debbie said...

What a sweet post. I'm so glad you got to celebrate with your friend.

carma said...

So true. When you are in a conversation with a good friend, time flies by. Wonderful that you are able to celebrate together.

Char said...

a beautiful tribute

Becky said...

too too nice, you are such a good friend.

Janie said...

It's so great to have that kind of connection with a good friend. I hope you will always stay connected like that.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Lovely post, my BFF here I met via Beta Sigma Phi!

Karen MEG said...

What a lovely post, Jill. You are very, very lucky to have such a relationship, and it's obvious you don't take it for granted. Happy belated birthday to your BFF!

Kay said...

I agree with everybody. A good friend is worth their weight in gold and must be cherished.

Daryl said...

See, no matter how long BFFs are apart they can pick up where they left off ... glad you two had such a good time!