My best friend came to visit yesterday, I was so excited. I felt like a giddy teenager. She lives quite far away from me so its a very rare instance that she visits, as we both have our own lives and children to contend with too.
The last time I had seen her was the day of my Dads funeral. She had travelled miles just to be there for me and it meant so much because we hadn’t seen each other in years.
How We Met
Staci and I met in high school. It was our first day at a new school. I was quite shy at 12 so I didn’t really speak much. I reminisce that day very clearly. She approached me and the first thing she did was make funny noises in my face – it freaked me right out! I wouldn’t say that’s a normal thing to do to introduce yourself, but she wasn’t normal.
I didn’t know this girl before this peculiar act, but somehow I knew this ‘weirdo’ was going to become my best friend.
Whilst growing up we got ourselves into so much mischief together (my golden years). Skiving school, winding others up, always getting into trouble with the teachers, the list could go on but i’ll spare you the details.
We were inseparable. There wasn’t one day we wouldn’t be together.
Zoe and Staci against the world!
After having spent everyday together from the age of 12 until we were 16, Staci broke some news that shattered my perfect bliss. SHE WAS MOVING AWAY!
It was horrible. What was I going to do without my crazy best friend? It just didn’t seem real – this girl meant the world to me and she was leaving!
A few years passed and we had still kept in touch, but not as much as I’d hoped. Children and life in general just seemed to get in the way.
When my Dad passed away we began speaking regularly again, and even now we don’t go one day without speaking. We made a pact not to drift apart again.
A Visit From My Old Best Friend
Staci surprised me last week by announcing she had booked a mini-break down to Liverpool with her partner and son. I counted down the days until her arrival, and finally just yesterday she turned up!
We went out for a meal with her friend, brother, partner, Dad and son. It was really nice to see her. It was as if we had never been apart – we had reconnected without delay.
Catching up reminiscing about old times, even her brother and Dad remembered. We had only ever fallen out once in 14 years of friendship. It was the first time she had met my youngest daughter.
14 years of being best friends, though life has had its twists and turns, our bond has remained strong as ever after all these years.
Useful Advice For Anyone Who Has a Bestfriend
- Always make time for them!
- If you have to, pull a sicky from work to see them if they come far to see you (make sure your boss doesn’t find out, shhhh)
- Always answer their calls – you never know, it might be important
- Text as regularly as you can
- Facebook video is always a good way of communicating, and atleast you can see their crazy faces!
- Facebook messenger is handy tool to talk to them (and its FREE)
- Update them with photos of the kids etc. Keep them updated on whats going on in your life and they can update you on theirs too!
This post is dedicated to my best friend Staci. Thank you for being your crazy self and standing by me for all these years, making growing up so enjoyable.
If you have someone special in your life whether best friend or spouse, cherish them – they certainly make life that little bit brighter!
If you have any stories you would like to share about you and your crazy friends, please feel free to comment in the comments section below.
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