I wish I had a lot of things. Like the ability to snap my fingers & be anywhere in the world, an unlimited supply of Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee & Halle Berry's body. Without working out or eating healthy, of course.
I don't have to wish for great friendships though, because I have those. And I am forever blessed. In college, I joined a sorority freshman year. LIOB to my Phi Mu sistas. Sorority life was fab-u-lous, and I know there are a lot of haters out there. Haters can hate...but who doesn't love sharing closets with 30+ girls, having your BFF on call 24/7 & getting your meals cooked for you every day? But in between the weekly chapter meetings, fraternity pranks & karaoke on Friday nights, true friendships were formed. And since my college days, I have formed other true friendships through work, church, my neighborhood & even from this little blog. What can I say, friends rule.
True friendship requires time. And, I am the first to admit I am not always up to putting in the leg work. Calls don't get returned, birthdays are missed, emails are lost. But still, those girls. Those girls are always there for me. Stepping out of work to call when bad news was given. Sending weekly cards while I wait to join them in motherhood. Meeting for drinks to just talk, laugh & reminisce. Texting a funny picture or leaving a favorite treat at my classroom door. It's the little things that make big friendships last.
So, thank you to those girls who put in the time to make our friendship last. I know you'll always be there....even if I'm not.
What do you do to make your friendships last?
And, Halle if you're reading this...I'm coming after ya. ;)