A Friend Like That

I have never been one to call just anyone my friend. People I consider my friends are people I actually love, respect, and enjoy spending quality time with. I don’t  have the time, nor do I want to spend my time playing games with people and wondering if we have a real friendship or not. At this point in my life, I know who my real friends are and I treasure each and every one of them.

Real friends are like part of my family or extended family. They are people I bring into my home and my life. Each of my friends have a different place in my heart and each of their friendships are unique and special.

I always wanted my very best friend to be someone who knows everything there is to know about me and still love me. I have a friend like that. I have the added blessing that my very best friend is also my husband and shares my day-to-day life. He knows my strengths and insecurities, he shares my values, as well as my hopes and dreams for our life and family. He always puts me first and is always there for me. We share a love that allows us to be our best individual selves, but we believe together we are so much better.

Sometimes a friendship becomes more than a friendship. I have a friend like that. I found myself thinking more of this person as the sister I never had so we made each other sisters by choice. This friend is the one I asked to raise my daughter, Shantel, in the event anything ever happened to my husband, Bill, and I. I trust her with everything I have and I know she feels the same way about me. She has been there for me through thick and thin. She was there through all of Shantel’s surgeries, she came to every one of Shantel’s birthday parties and every Christmas…  She has my heart. I love this woman. I know I can always count on her no matter what, and she knows I will always be here for her. She is truly my sister by choice.

If you have a friend that helps you grow, expand your mind, your comfort zone, and thereby your world… you are truly blessed. I have a friend like that. In fact, she is more than a friend or a sister, so I call her my frissy. She is my opposite in that she is well-traveled, fearless in taking on new adventures, and has a zest for life unlike anyone I have ever known. She has shown me things I would otherwise have never seen. She has invited me and my family to places we would otherwise have never been able to go. She has shown me the world by sharing her travels through her amazing photography. We have laughed until we cried and cried until we laughed together, and I would not trade our special bond for anything in the world. She is without a doubt one of the most amazing people I know and I am blessed to have her in my life.

Every once in a great while you meet that special someone who just makes you want to smile every time you see them. I have a friend like that. She has such an appreciation for even the smallest of details of everyday life. She is strong and independent but also childlike in the way she sees the world in that everyday life is truly a wonder world to her. When she laughs it makes my heart sing. Sometimes when she is talking, her eye will catch a glimpse of something new, and she can change the subject faster than any child I ever knew and begin a whole new conversation that makes me wish I could always see the world through her beautiful eyes. I’ve heard others say when they think of her, they think of pure joy and I couldn’t agree more. It is a true blessing to be called her friend.

Having these wonderful friends in my life is a blessing in itself…. but this past weekend, I had the rare opportunity to spend time with all but one of them. What a fun-filled, wonderful weekend it was just spending quality time with friends like that!

Stay Tuned!









6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Aug 12, 2014 @ 22:41:03

    I ♥ u. more.


  2. Bill
    Aug 12, 2014 @ 23:04:43

    I am so lucky to have a best friend like you , you are always there when I need you , I love you so much and yes miss you when you are not there. The great thing about being with you is being able to have the same friends you have just described in your blog, they are all truly amazing.

    Love you and all your friends.
    You Know Who!!!!


    • beyondcinderella
      Aug 12, 2014 @ 23:22:59

      Oh Bill… now that it is mostly you and me… I am so glad that we have always taken care of our relationship and are best friends… because now that it is all about you and me… we still are best friends and lovers… 🙂


  3. Megs
    Aug 13, 2014 @ 04:31:26

    I love you & am blessed to have you in my life! Xo


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