Outside of your romantic life, do you currently have a best friend?
This question is interesting to me because as a child there were a few times that I think I had a "best friend". That one person I said and did everything with. As Ive gotten older Ive found that there are a few friends that I go to for everything, not just one. These are not people I have known since I was young, most of these are friends Ive met since having children. They're more likely to be military simply because they can relate to me the most. I still have friends from before children and marriage but I'm not sure they know who I am now or that I know who they are completely. We all change a bit with marriage and motherhood. Even though our lives are not that much different there is still a gap. The connection with these friends is still there but it seems to be on the past and not so much on the present.
My "best" friends (as I can not choose just one) I find it hard to go a week without talking to (phone, email, blogs, FB...must make contact!). The bond I have with them is priceless. They are the first ones I would trust with my children, probably because they know my children the most. They are part of our family. They know me for who I am now but can easily see how I got here. They did not need to walk down the path with me. Interesting enough few, if any did. They accept me for the realist that I am. Thank goodness for that! They know, have seen, and even endured my emotional states. That in itself is amazing. Oh and best of all they accept J and the boys for who they are. We are quite the interesting bunch. There is so much more I can say about them but ultimately I guess the only thing to say is Thank You.
I hope that Q-tip and Animal can surround themselves with people that love them for who they are. Accept all the things that make them who they are. Love them as much as I do.