Friday, December 18, 2009

Friendship Fridays

I am one of those kind of people who don't have a whole ton of friends, but the ones I have I cherish dearly and look forward to spending time with them. So I am going to start blogging about them on Fridays, and why I keep them in my life, and why I am thankful for them.

So I think it is fitting for me to begin today with the person who got me into blogging, the person who has been by my side through thick and thin. Jamie is the best friend any girl could ask for, and I really don't tell her enough how much I really treasure and love our friendship!

We met in Junior high, I think everyone was a dorky kid, transitioning from that childhood stage into teenager stage. At first we just knew each other as part of our classes, but when high school rolled around, we were good friends, and in the last year of High school we were best friends, and I actually ended up moving in with her and her folks as my parents moved, and I wanted to finish high school out. In turn I adopted them as a new family and they adopted me. Since then, I have always looked at Jamie and her sister as my sisters, and their mom and dad as my mom and dad.

I look back over our early years of friendship, and have to laugh. I was a pretty big flirt, but Jamie always stood by me at parties, and through Jamie's rough times with boys, etc....I think I did my best to stand by her as well. As I look back, a few things stand out, we had, near our town, a train bridge, and there was a group of us, Myself, Jamie, a third best friend of ours and a fourth best boy friend of ours (meant in the totally plutonic way!!) When Jamie got her license she would drive us all around, and quite often we would end up at "the Bridge" and hang out. Doing really absolutly nothing at all, just hanging out. We also had a cruising cassette tape, and would drive up and down all the back roads, singing our hearts out. "What's love got to do with it" comes to mind! As we got older and boys and the bar were introduced, I look back and am very happy that we are still not there in our lives, but I have some very fond memories. Jamie and her sister got a job house sitting, and me and hubby pretty much lived there as well, why not?? Pool, pool table, all the accessories!! Some good times were had in that pool room! Jamie and I worked for a while together at Esso; we were the best fuel transfer engineers ever!! Oh the camping trips we have had, the road trips (we drove 6 hours one way to see a giant perogie), the chats that went on forever, Oh I could go on and on forever. Basically the way it was, was that we were inseparable, in fact people assumed if Jamie was coming, Lizzie would be there, and vice versa.

We have always had a dream of being old ladies together, sitting on a front porch in rocking chairs and watching our grandchildren play, I don't know if this exact thing will happen, but someone once said that if anyone can do it, Jamie and Liz will do it!

Jamie was there when hubby proposed, she was a bridesmaid in my wedding and I in hers. Throughout the ups and downs of marriage, she was there. She was amongst the first to hold my babies. Today, we have changed, there is no more flitting off to the bar four or five nights a week, but we both have beautiful families, responsibilities, and things to do that are generally more important to others than our selves. But we email every day, about nothing really, but we know each other so well that we don't really need to talk much and I treasure that. There is no other person, besides my hubby, on this earth that knows me better than my dearest friend. And that is such a beautiful feeling.

We have always had a dream of being old ladies together, sitting on a front porch in rocking chairs and watching our grandchildren play, I don't know if this exact thing will happen, but someone once said that if anyone can do it, Jamie and Liz will do it!

So Jamie, thank you for being my friend. I have always been sad for those people who don't have a friend like I do. I am blessed to have found someone who isn't like most other girls, not catty, nor jealous...I mean how many people can say that in 16 years we have only had one fight!!! And that was over your sister!! :) I love you, I will always love you. You are the wind beneath my wings, and I look forward to the rocking chair days.


Anonymous said...

It has NOT been 16 years!!! Oh my we are getting old!!! LOL!!

Thanks for making me cry at work - I am glad I am shoved way back in the corner!!!

Love you lots and lots! I am blessed to have you too!

What a great idea Friendship Friday's I love it!!!

andrea said...

you are blessed! nothing quite like a friendship like this. beautiful.

Kelly said...

Good post Jamie is pretty good... most of the time hehe

Barb said...

A great friendship is a true blessing and one to always be cherished.Great post Lizzie! love ma

Crystal said...

it could also be the name Liz! My BFF is a Liz too and we've been the bestest buds for going on 16 years as well.

Amber said...

I love reading both of your blogs. What an absolutely sweet post!

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

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Welcome to my blessed life!! Meet myself, a 32 year old stay at home momma. Meet hubby, who I have been married to for 14 years. We got married right out of high school, and while there have been many hardships, my husband is my best friend, and I wouldn't change a thing. We are living life with a 6 year old Grade oner, Gracie and 3 year old toddler, Alysha, which has its challenges, but we love every minute of it. God has blessed us with everything we need as well as tonnes of great friends and family.