3 June 2014
The Power of the BFF
I am truly blessed in my life in many ways. I have my health, a wonderful daughter, a wonderful family, and a passion for the work that I do. An additional blessing in my life are many awesome friends. Standing out among my wonderful group of friends however, is my BFF Julie. Julie and I have been friends for almost twenty-five years. We connected very quickly on our first day of seventh grade band class. Julie and I have empowered, inspired and challenged each other for the entire time we have known each other.
Recently I have gone through a very hard, stressful divorce. I believe that if it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t have made it through this chapter in my life, as well and as fast as I have. I was in a very deep depression after I left my ex-husband, always wondering what I did wrong in my relationship. Julie was always there for a shoulder to cry on. She never made me feel that I was alone. If I needed her, she was there for me in a moment’s notice. I never cried alone, never felt judged, and could always show my true feelings and emotions. Without her, I am not sure who I would be, with her I know who I am. I always know where I stand, I know when I am making good decisions and bad. Knowing that I will be loved unconditionally regardless of the direction I might take, and the mistakes that I may make.
She is my sister and the single person I can be goofy around. I can turn off the filter that reminds me that I need to be an adult. I trust her with my life, my feelings, and my daughter. I believe she was put in my life for a reason. We’ve been there for each other for births, deaths, weddings, divorces, and break ups and everything in between. At the end of the day, I can go to sleep knowing that out there, there is someone just as crazy and silly as me, and when I think about her, I instantly smile making any sadness just goes away.
There are moments in all of our lives,...