Friday, July 30, 2010

Feel Good Friday

The Girl Next Door’s Feel Good Friday is being hosted by RN Mama this week. Since I have hearts over my head for RN Mama, I just had to play along.





I have a lot of friends. Some of them are scattered around the country, some of them live close. Most of them are guys. Though I am usually always surrounded by people, I only have one girlfriend who lives nearby. Rachel is over at least 2 nights each week. She is a fixture in my house. She is a member of my wolf pack. When I broke my pelvis she sat with me on every one of her days off of work. We have boxed wine nights together which consist of us drinking an entire box of wine, getting shit faced and telling funny stories. She comes over every Sunday for True Blood nights. Yeah, she drives me nuts sometimes, but I love her and am so happy to have her in my life.

On June 1st Rachel left for a three month trip to Greece.

For this whole summer I have been without my sidekick. We were the Gruesome Twosome, the Dynamic Duo. She was always there to get me out of a jam. And for the past two months I’ve had to go it alone.

This doesn’t sound very feel good, does it? Just wait….

Occasionally I would get a mass email she sent to everyone updating people on her whereabouts and adventures. Every once in a while I would get a quick message on FB saying something generic like “miss you!” I didn’t really feel jilted because I know she is an ocean away, but I was sure she didn’t miss me as much as I miss her.

And then yesterday I got an email from her. She needed my advice on something so I sent a reply. This morning I got this back from her:

You are truly my BFF, life partner, and person,
Thank you so much for everything that you said. I needed it so much and I miss you more than you know. And it is the same for me, every time that I get something from you it makes me want to cry (but I don't because I'm like that and always in public) I miss you guys sooooo much. And you had better keep all of the True Blood episodes because I NEED to see them! LOL, and the boxed wine night will be right off the bat! I will have to stop by when I get back in the states! Count on it!
All my love,
Rachel!


See? She does miss me as much as I miss her. And that makes me feel good. It’s good to be missed.

23 comments:

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

AWE! It's great to have that one true friend!!!

I love True Blood!

strugglingwriter said...

That is very cool, to have such a good friend. Rare too, I think.

Intense Guy said...

:) How sweet it is!

3 months in Greece? How'd she manage that? You and Leland ever get the opportunity to do that, I'll babysit the Bachman for ya.

foxy said...

So sweet! I just love friends like that... you know, the ones that life would suck without. I have a couple of those. :)

RN Mama said...

Ok, wait a minute, I thought you asked me to be your life partner yesterday? Are we swingers, or what? If we are, it's cool, but I just need to know. Hehehe...

Thanks for playing along today, have a great weekend friend!

McVal said...

That's so great to have a friend like that! You are truly blessed!

Christiejolu said...

That is awesome....

dollycas aka Lori said...

A TRULY GREAT POST!!!

Dollycas
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Mandy's Life After 30 said...

You're very lucky to have a friend like that close by. And even more lucky to have her miss you while you're oceans apart. I'm so happy you have a pal like that.

First Leland, now Rachel-- you're a truly blessed woman! Enjoy it!

blueviolet said...

I'm glad your bestie loves you so!

Shell said...

So sweet!

Vodka Logic said...

Thats great.. my BFF is off to Australia again and I know I miss her more than she misses me. But we get to skype once in a while and she brings me presents..

Great post

carma said...

Good friends like that are seriously hard to come by these days - with everyone always having the "busy" excuse. It is wonderful that you both have each other - I bet it's very therapeutic :-)

Sara said...

Oh, I have that friend!

Mine is in Finland and I won't get her back until freaking March.

I'm glad you've got a wonderful person who you love to pieces but can still annoy the shit out of you every now and again.

That's real BFF love.

I'd get hammered with you, but I know it wouldn't be the same.

Melissa B. said...

This truly is a feel-good post. Friends are the glue that hold our lives together, correctamundo?

The Blue Zoo said...

Besties are the best arent they?! They always know just what to say. =)

heartinhand said...

Girlfriends are the best! An entire box of wine in one night?! Ouch!

Stephanie Faris said...

Awww. Definitely. Hope she's back soon!

The Random Blogette said...

That is so sweet to have such a close female friend. I have to say that right now I just don't have anyone like that. I have a problem picking friends. They always end up being self absorbed and only about themselves. It sucks. I am so glad that you have found one though! You deserve it!

aladdinsane12 said...

Aw, I love her! You're lucky to have such a good friend :) She needs to come back ASAP!

Tracie said...

You guys are lucky to have each other!

Aunt Juicebox said...

I wish I had a friend like that! You are one lucky chica!

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Boxed wine night sounds like a good idea to me. I'm not too big a snob to drink the boxed shit.