Realized this weekend how much we need those special friends in our lives. On the way back "home" this weekend, a high school friend of mine posted something on Facebook about a girl's night. Haven't had one of those (without kids) in a while.
I realized talking to this long-time friend that we have an interesting "catch" to our friendship. We don't seem to know when to stop talking. It has been this way since we became friends back in high school.
There are a few moments that I will never forget about our talks.
One back in high school. We lived just a few blocks away from each other. It was a fall day and raining. We stood at that intersection for at least an hour talking in the rain. One of us would say, "I think it's time to head home." and then we'd think of another topic to talk about until one of us said it again.
Another time was after we were both grown and starting families. It was snowing and cold and the restaurant we had been at closed for the night. We stood outside in the cold and the snow and talked and talked. Both of our cars were in the lot just waiting for us to climb in. Instead, we stood in the cold and talked about every topic under the sun. Until we realized that we could have been sitting in a car and that we just really needed to go home now that it was so late.
At 3am, we realized that we had done it again. Both up early and tired and new the kids would be up early again. Those new topics kept popping up and we just kept talking. At least we have learned that we need to be inside when we have these talks.
This has been a friend who has been by me through thick and thin. I try to be there for her as much as she has been here for me. I just pray that every woman out there has a friend like this or has had one at one point during their life. I cherish every time we get to spend time together and renew ourselves.
That friend that you can say anything too and discuss any topic with and know that it is ok to open yourself up completely.
If you have a friend like this, send them a message or give them a call. Let them know that you're thinking about them every day.