Sunday, July 25, 2010

Rare and Special...

Friendship that is. Finding a friend who you can completely let loose and be yourself with is such a blessing. I have been thinking a lot about this lately. I have this really crazy, sweet, beautiful mommy of a best friend who I have known since the 2nd grade. We have been through so much together. Memories that I wouldn't trade for anything.

She is my best friend. We can be in the same room, hear something..look at each other and just start cracking up! Nobody of course understanding why exactly we are laughing, I love that! We get together, talk and if there is a bit of silence, (haha, who am I kidding!) it isn't awkward. I don't stress..."what can I say next?" "what question can I ask?" None of that, it just flows! Phew! I am not the most outgoing girl, you know? Thankfully she is! As weird as it seems, I think that is why we have been so close for so long!

We each have grown up, gone through our awkward teenage years, and gotten married.Sure, there have been times when we would get angry with each other, disagreed, refused to talk to each other to prove a point..that we thought was important to make. Looking back..totally silly. Then we would end up crying and hugging each other and apologize for being so stupid or selfish.

 I am so thankful for those tears. Without them, our friendship would have fizzled away to nothing. We would have stayed angry or bitter. Never giving our friendship the opportunity to grow. I can remember when she had her first little girl Ally. I was so happy for her! But, also scared that because I didn't have any babies..our lives would be so different. I was afraid that she would feel, that she no longer had anything in common with me. Then soon our friendship would just slowly fade.

You know what, never once did she make me feel left out of her life. In fact, I have come to love her little girls (all 4 of them!) so much! She is such a good mother! I look up to her in the way that she and her husband have started to raise them. They are still so little and yet they do an amazing job! I love that I am "Aunt Melalee". I know that she will be one of my greatest sources, once we are blessed with some munchkins of our own!

We have both been through hard times. Our own personal losses. Either of us not sure how to comfort the other. But, just being there was more than enough.

I am so thankful that I have been blessed with such a great close friend. One that I have known most of my life. She is the person, that no matter if life ever seems to seperate and we don't live as close as we do now, I will always need to talk to her. I'll need to have and hear laughs. Family vacations would have to be together, ha! (No, don't worry we aren't moving..don't freak out!)

She is my red headed, goofy, loving, gracious, godly best friend. She is Christina. Thank you for putting up with me..and for being there for me, all these years! I love you!


Christina said...

Melanie! I am sobbing right now.
What is funny when I was reading close to the end, I thought, "She better not be moving!!" And then you said "don't worry we're not moving." Ha! You so know me ;)
I am so thankful for you!
And because I have no biological sisters, You ARE so my sister! I thank God for you! I love you so much!!

Robyn said...

This makes me want to cry too. So glad y'all have each other!

Melanie @adorkable said...

I really enjoyed finding and reading your blog today.

I have almost the exact same story of friendship--it's a beautiful thing.