How long have you known your oldest friend? 5 years? 15 years? 50 years??
Sometimes, if you are really really lucky, a friend you make at school will stay by your side forever. That friend, who on your wedding day is smiling from congregation, remembering the first boy you kissed or the first girl who broke your heart and beaming with relief that they are not the one you are marrying right now, is worth their weight in gold.
My girls are lucky to be surrounded by good friends. Both popular girls who are magnets to all who meet them. Some friends I like more than others (I’m sure thats a normal thing as a parent), but I know most of them won’t be around forever. Friends come and go as life changes don’t they.
People say friends come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Looking at the friends my girls have right now, even at such a young age, I really do believe
that to be true.
Some friendships are only made due to me being friends with their parents and some are just there while they share a class at school. But some, and these are only a very special few, are sure to be around for a lifetime.
Watching them together is wonderful. They all sparkle when in each others company, bringing out the best in each other. They talk about boys, they play with each others hair and they climb trees. They are sharing a childhood, with all the ups and downs that come with it. They are learning each other inside out. Growing together and shaping each others lives.
Forming a bond that will outlive boy-bands and first crushes.
Sharing secrets and making memories.
If that isn’t a base for a life long friendship, I really don’t know what is.