Thursday, August 14, 2008

Friendship

The concept of friendship is such an interesting one, especially for women. I saw a quote yesterday that couldn't have been more appropriate for me and some of the people whom I hold closest in my life... I am not sure where the quote came from, but here it is....

" Friendship is not about being inseparable, it's about being separated yet still remaining the same"

That quote could not explain my life and my friends better that it does.

Vanessa and I talk to each other everyday, I tell her everything and consider her one of my best friends, but when is the last time I have seen her?!?!?! Geez, I don't know at Skagit Speedway in the pits about 2 months ago? She has been there for me through moves, random dating stages, emotional melt downs and road rage venting, you name it she has been there.

Karissa, my pal from high school, the person who has been with me through my race car T shirt, no make up, unable to walk in high heels days to my break ups, preppy stage and so on. I was in her wedding, there right after she gave birth to her beautiful daughter.... yet when have I seen her since then? Oh maybe 4 or 5 times in 3 years.... no joke..... but ask me today who my best girl friends are and she is right up there.

Nickie, my amazing previous co worker who left to pursue her career as a nurse. I used to spend all day every work day with her, she was my gossip outlet, my ear to listen and my source for daily advice and laughter.... I have only seen her a couple of times since she left the team, yet when something funny happens or I hear some good "gossip" she is always top of mind to call or in our case text....

It situations like those and the people I have mentioned above that support that quote for me... I can not see them for ages, get together with them and it's like we never missed a beat, like we were just together yesterday, laughing talking and catching up..... I know that should I ever hit a problem in my life which I couldn't solve alone any of them would be there in a heart beat, no questions asked, no expecting something in return just there with unconditional friendship..... Just because you don't see someone that often or hang our socially on the weekends doesn't mean that you aren't true friends, so in closing remember.... "Friendship isn't about being inseparable, it's about being separated yet still remaining the same....

2 comments:

Nickie said...

Awww!!! I'm touched! And I couldn't agree more!!! I have so many friends that I don't get to see often enough, and yet I know that they are always there for me, and when we are together we pick right back up!
And when something really funny happens or I just want to make fun of someone, you are always top of my mind! :)

Vanessa said...

Amen!!!! That is exactly what it is all about!! I couldn't have said it better myself. Thank goodness you are there to teach about true friendship!! Love you girl!!!