Thursday, October 21, 2010

I'm a lucky girl!

According to the Urban Dictionary "best friend" is defined as:

"Best Friends are very special people in your life. They are the first people you think about when you make plans. They are the first people you go to when you need someone to talk to. You will phone them up just to talk about nothing, or the most important things in your life. When you’re sad they will try their hardest to cheer you up. They give the best hugs in the world! They are the shoulder to cry on, because you know that they truly care about you. In most cases they would take a bullet for you, coz it would be too painful to watch you get hurt."

First of all "coz" = because.  And since I decided to quote instead of paraphrase I can't justify changing it!
Anymahoo...back to best friends and why I'm such a lucky girl.  I am lucky because I have two best friends.  Two very special women who I would absolutely jump in front of a bus for...or even face down a spider for (now that is a big deal!).  

*drumroll please*
I'm standing on my tippy toes...I'm so short!
Anyone else think it's hilarious that both of my besties are super tall with red hair?  Anyone?  
Kimberlee and I have been friends since high school.  We had a free period together sophomore year and the rest was history.  I really don't know WHY we weren't friends freshman year, we just never had the same classes I suppose.  (and her being a "W" last name and me being a "B" we just were not destined to be in the same homeroom.)  So really the fact that we are sisters now is just fate.  I can't tell you how lucky I am to have her in my life. 

Speaking of fate...I met Megan in the quad freshman year.  We just happened to be watching the football team walk through on the way to practice.  Several "tight end" jokes later and we were fast friends, pledge sisters and roommates for the next three years.  Really anyone capable of living in the same space as me for three whole years deserves a medal.  Or a really big drink....or both!  

This past weekend the stars aligned and I was able to enjoy both of these amazing ladies in the same space at the same time.  Since I live in CT, Meg lives in MA and Kim...well Kim lives in's really quite the accomplishment!  And it was truly a special occasion too.  Kimberlee is +1 these days...she's expecting a little baby in February!  I'm beyond excited.  Beyond.  I have to tell myself NOT to buy every cute little baby thing I see.  It's quite the test of willpower considering I am such an accomplished shopper! 

I have spent some time this week thinking about my life and my friends.  How happy and lucky I am to have these "soulmates" as they would be called if life was like Sex And The City.  How even if I'm feeling low and alone all I have to do is call them and they are willing to lend and ear or give me the kick in the ass I need to get me moving again.  How even when I don't know my right from my left and can't think of the words to make it make sense they know EXACTLY what I am talking about.  How time and distance don't matter...if they are in the next room, the next state or a country across the sea their love and care reaches beyond those boundaries.  I may not see them every day or every week or every month, but they are always there.  Through thick and thin these are my friends and I love them dearly.  

They make me feel tall, cause that's what best friends do!