You don't want to even get me started, but here goes...
My oldest, and dearest friend died a few years ago. We met as neighbours when we both either 3 or 4.
From the instant we met we became "sisters," and are still joined at the heart. We insisted on being in the same classes all through school. We even took non-academic classes together like Celtic dancing and ballet. She became known for her dancing, and started a fantastic school as well. We went to camp together, (man are those fun memories we were really devils,) then at we attended University together. I do believe we made some Manitoba history. We even had our kids about the same time. I am the one on the right who gave birth 3 weeks after Willow had her first born in this picture.
Actually we both went on to have fantastic careers, families, etc. and encouraged, and supported each other by phone once a week on every single Sunday for the rest of her life until she died. She travelled worldwide and never forgot to call me. To this very day, I still wait for that phone call every Sunday. Just a habit I can't break, and jump out of my skin when the phone does ring!
She had flaming red hair, and a temper to match, and taught me to be everything strong and good that I may be today. It is because of her I learned the difference between want and need, that the true way to get love was to give it, and most importantly of all to always stay true to yourself. I have in my home, plaques with all her favorite sayings like, Carpe' Diem, Be True To Yourself, Believe In Your Dreams, Count Your Blessings, etc. A few of the folks here at Passions have been here and seen a lot of this lady around my humble abode! LOL.
I was with her the second she died, and our friendship on this plain spanned was over 50 years, but it sure isn't over yet either! We made a pact to raise a little hell in heaven too.
There is not one day goes by she is not in my mind. I wear her cross around my neck and every time I touch it, I can almost feel her. Thank you for asking; you literally made my day to even utter her name! One thing I know to be true is:
Friendships never die
They just take new form.