Monday, September 6, 2010

idk. my bff, jill.

Since I've had a lot of time on my hands lately, I've been painting/crafting to take up my time.
Usually I listen to music or watch t.v. so I don't have to sit in silence.
The other day I was watching iCarly [let the hating begin], and I heard someone say something along the lines of 'we're going to be best friends forever'.
I couldn't help but laugh.
It made me think back to my childhood [what can I say, I've been feeling nostalgic lately.]
I had four 'best friends' from preschool until about 10th grade of high school. At that point, we all kind of went our own way. We were still friends in high school, but not the same kind of spend the night at each others houses every weekend, make up dances to pop songs, pretend to be mermaids in the pool kind of bond that we had all those years before.
Other than the fact that one of them passed away our freshman year of college, I could count on my fingers how many times I've talked to the other three since high school graduation.
It's sad actually. I genuinely thought these girls were going to be the people I turned to through all the twists & turns that life took me on. Obviously, I met new friends, and I am more than thankful for them. Without my friends, sometimes I'm not sure how I would get by. As hard as it is to admit that friendships fade away, the fact is that the memories from them don't.
I'm grateful for all of my past & future friendships, but I am no longer naive enough to think that ALL of them last forever.

2 comments:

Smart Ass Sara said...

Totally agree. Even the friends I've made as an adult come and go. I've seen them through babies, husbands/boyfriends, home buying, etc. And yet....we drift apart. Biggest lesson I've learned is even though we're adults the same things that get in teh way of friends when you're younger (gossip, cattiness, etc) all remain the same. And that's weird to me.

Mr O said...

"I'm grateful for all of my past & future friendships, but I am no longer naive enough to think that ALL of them last forever."

One of them will.

And now I rack my brain to figure out the other three...