Monday, 27 April 2015

Best Friends

As its Monday its my day for looking at something or someone who makes me feel positive with life. As we grow we start to make friends. When I was at school I had a few who we were sure would be friends for life! Sadly most seem to slip away as we all go our own way. If you are lucky you may hang onto one or two. I have been lucky that I have had some very good friends and also in the last few years some lovely cyber friends who I love to connect with.
When I was five and started school another little girl was there. Her name was Debbie and she was a wee frail little thing. Even at that young age I felt like I needed to look after her lol. She quickly became part of our life, not only for me but my parents as well. At one point my parents even wanted to adopt her. As the years went on she had her family and I mine, we didn't live close and at times lost touch. Over 50 years later we are talking still, it may only be a message or a phone call but we are still in touch. She is a special person who has had it tough at times but she is not that frail little girl any more, she is a strong woman with a lovely family. Thank you Debbie for being an also lifelong friend.

I should mention my cyber friends but there are so many it would take so many blog posts, hopefully you know who you are! People like Jaime, Cathie, Emma, Brigitte, Tina, April, and Janie and Darian  gosh I bet I miss someone lol.  The blogging world has brought me so much and I thank my niece Emma at The syders for giving me that.
Dancing friends who I spent hours with sitting watching our children dance, doing hair and making costumes Joy, Susie, Kim, Denise and the wonderful Clare and Helen. How I miss those dance days lol.
My sweet young friend Heather and all my cake friends like Claire too many to mention xx

So that brings me to someone I have saved to last as she is the best!
When my daughter was five she had a party, she had invited all her guest but at the last second she asked if she could invite one more. I was not impressed and was thinking this child would live miles away , and I would have to walk her home. My daughter took me to our window and pointed across the road and told me that was where she lived. So along came a sweet little girl called Lindsey.
The next school run Natalie ask to walk with her and also her mum. So that was the day I meet Susan who would go onto to be my best for the last 24 yrs. She is the sort of friend you don't see all the time, you may not even speak to all the time but she is there.

We feel that yes we are friends, but we class ourselves as sisters. I love her and her family like they were my family and I miss being able to live so close to them. I moved 16 yrs ago so face to face meetings are rare sadly these days. I feel very blessed to have her as my "sister" and love her very much.
So I hope you have had many friends who bring lots to your life.




18 comments :

  1. Oh this is a lovely post. They say if a friendship lasts 7 years it will most likely last your lifetime.. you and Susan are good for 3 lifetimes now ;) #magicmoments

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    1. Thank you Erin i do think you are right lol. As i said she is my sister more than a friend :-)

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  2. A lovely positive Monday story of the value of friendships that build over the years. I still have friends just like this from primary school, university and jobs along the way to Coombe Mill, as you say we don't meet often, sometimes not for years, but when we do that friendship is still there. Close friends are worth so much. #MagicMoments

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  3. It sounds amazing that you have a friend who is as close as a sister. I have no sisters but my cousin is the closest thing! Lovely post x

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  4. What a lovely post. Having good friends in our lives is so important and I'm so pleased for you that you have some lovely people to call friends x

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  5. Lovely post. It's so nice when you find friends that grow with you where others fade. #magicmoments

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  6. This is such a lovely post! So glad you've found someone that's as good as a sister to you! Make sure you try to meet up as much as possible :)

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  7. This is a lovely post, I often wonder what I would do without my friends. They have seen me through some pretty horrible times. I love the picture of you and yours, I hope you get to meet up soon x

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    1. Thank you lisa i love the picture too we were happy lol

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  8. This is a really lovely post. You are very lucky to have such good friends in your life xx

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  9. aww Jill what a really beautiful post .. and big cyber hugs to you my lovely :-)

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

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    1. Thank you jaime and cyber hugs back xxx

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