This blog is dedicated to those who stood by my side even before I even experienced any real problems in my life. It is to those who have talked sense into me when I was wrong, jumped for joy with me in times of happiness, and comforted me in times of sorrow. While friends come in and out of your life as time goes by, some people are lucky enough to have the same group of female friends for a lifetime.
- I have known the majority of my best friends since I was five years old. We all met as kindergarteners at St. Martin of Tours Elementary School. There, we spent nine years building a foundation to a friendship that I can still count on to this very day. Together, we have experienced major life events knowing that no matter what has happened, we will always have someone to turn to. These women know me better than almost anybody. They can tell when my smile is a hoax or when I am genuinely happy. With close to seventeen years of strong female friendship, we have committed to staying in touch and always finding time to hang out with each other whenever we can.
- Then there is my best friend Kelly. Kelly and I met in Pre-school and have been inseparable ever since. It was as if I grew up with a sister who was only a week older than me. I can tell Kelly things that I cannot trust with anyone else. As we have grown up, we may have gone our separate ways in regards to school, but she is the first call I make if something major happens in my life. This past school year I watched as my father said goodbye to his best friend and immediately I turned to Kelly with my irrational fears. I informed her that she was not allowed to do anything dangerous until we were old, gray haired, and each had families of our own. Kelly may have laughed at that comment, but I was serious. I couldn’t imagine a life without my best friend.
While we all have gone our separate ways and are located all around the United States, one thing remains the same: no matter where we are, who we are with, or what time it is, we will always be there when one of us is in need. As you get older, you really find out who your true friends are. These are the women I want to grow old with.
Guest Blogger: Felicia Gonsalves