Thursday, August 16, 2012

My All Seasons Friend


Every now and then, you make a friend who becomes a forever friend. Not a season friend. You know the kind of friend that you only need during a certain stage in your life. The friend Colleen became is the type of friend that you need in every stage of your life.

Colleen is that friend that when to others the conversation sounds ridiculous, to us it is common knowledge. Why don't they get it? They should.

We laugh out loud at the same exact thing. Even if it isn't funny, it is.

We have stories from years ago that just make us laugh out loud because seriously did that really happen. And we could really blackmail each other with the information but we take our secrets very seriously.

We have nothing to hide because we trust each other that much.

We just get each other.

We met in college. We had the same class. But we actually did not bond until our class had a trip to Aruba. In Aruba, we became friends. Not sure why but it happened. Then after Aruba we went on with our lives. We'll see each other in our classes and wave and say our hellos. I would also see Colleen in a bar getting kicked out because she was underage and taking sips of things she shouldn't have and every time I would laugh because she was just ridiculous.

After college we moved to the same area and became inseparable. Every weekend we spent together. Actually when I first starting dating Sean we said he was dating the both of us because well he was. She was always with us.

She was also the one to convince me to start dating Sean when I was unsure. You know how she convinced me? She told me he had long eyelashes. Win. Haha.

Things have changed a bit. She isn't with me all the time. Sean has become my inseparable partner in crime but the love has not gone away.

It is a blessing to have someone in my life like Colleen. Someone who I know will be around for many years to come. Someone's whose children will have no choice but to be each other's best friends.

And well, if she ever decides to not be my friend, I have a lot of stories.

Blackmail at its finest.

22 comments:

lori said...

i like how you call her your all seasons friend. she sure sounds like a good one to have :)

redwhitebride said...

oh... how lucky! with moving constantly around the globe, i miss many of my good friends. i communicate with them only virtually now.

Carolyn said...

Love this!! :) Good friends like that are so important!

Brandi @ Home Team Dreams said...

Awwww, there's nothing better than an all seasons friend. Love that! :) And, lol @ "blackmail at its finest" :)

Happy Thursday!

Mrs. H said...

This post is too cute. Especially the very last line. Aww you guys are cute. Having best friends is the bomb. All my best friends are guys though just the way its always been.

YeamieWaffles said...

I adore my best friend because this is exactly what he's like, he's not just needed one season, he's needed the whole time, love this post Faith, it's great that you and Colleen have your amazing friendship.

Jennifer said...

I have an all-seasons friend too - we've been friends since we were fifteen! Actually for her 30th birthday last year, I gave her a charm for her birthday that was a symbol of the four seasons to represent all of the seasons of life that we have been through and will go through together!

The eyelash thing cracked me up! (o:

ruthy ann said...

I miss those close relationships! it's so hard to move and start rebuilding...

Tami said...

You make me smile Faith. As lucky as you feel to have Colleen as your friend, I can guarantee that she is lucky to have you. You are beautiful in all senses of the word.

Katie said...

what a blessing to have such a great friend!!

Kay said...

Love it! A friend who's there with you through all stages of life is worth their weight in gold.

Travel_The_World said...

I love friendships like this. I used to have a couple but then marriage and kids came along and now we try to catch up when we can. I do miss mine though.
Glad you're still able to stay in touch. That is a blessing!

CeCe said...

Good friends are awesome and so hard to find. Especially as we get older. Very cool that you two are still so close.

Brittany said...

A good friend is invaluable! So funny that the long eyelashes convinced you to date Sean :). Love it!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

I love friendships like these! Such a blessing!

Nancy said...

Friends like that are few & far between. Love to see you two having fun ~ such a great bond that looks like so much fun!!

Dana said...

It is great to have a friend like that.

Monique said...

You are incredibly lucky to have such a great friend. I love those friends that you have that just light up your life and even if you don't see them often, it's enough until you seem them again.

Makaila said...

Loved this post, I have my very own "Colleen" and I am sooo grateful. <3

LWLH said...

Not sure if I have an all season friend....alot of my friends are all in different ones than me.

Morgan said...

Friendships like that are priceless! :)

Desi said...

Treasure that friend, Faith! They are hard to come by as we get older. I thought I would have my all seasons friend forever, we were friends since I was 5... but it ended because of a boy :( Booooooo! Hold on to that Colleen!