After 7 Years of Friendship

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Eire is one of my best friends that I am so thankful to have met 7 years ago.

I’m lucky enough because she lives in Kalamazoo, only 2 hours away– which is definitely more convenient than living half-way across the world (;

We first met in person when I was still pregnant with Zach and after being online friends for years. Since then, she’s been able to come visit me over a dozen times!

I haven’t been able to visit her at all– until yesterday.

It was amazing because me visiting was such a big deal, but at the same time it wasn’t.

I took the train with my younger brother to see her and after we arrived, we went to iHop to have breakfast. After breakfast we headed to Meijer to pick up some food and snacks for our day. I met her parents and siblings back at home and we watched a hilariously inappropriate show by Bo Burnam on Netflix followed by Bob’s Burgers.

We went to a nature park and walked along the trail and then I met her best friend, Eric back at home as well. We watched TV while my brother slept, then we had dinner, I visited her mom’s salon (Moxie Salon & Spa), we had dessert, hung around for a little while longer, and then I headed back on the train to go home.

For 11 hours, it all happened way too fast.

We didn’t do really anything out of the ordinary. We pretty much did what we usually do when she visits me– which is watch TV, eat junkfood, and just lounge around and talk.

It felt like it wasn’t the first time I visited her though. It felt like I’ve been there a million times. As if I hang out with her after school each day and it was just one of those days.

Maybe in another life that’s what I actually do– who knows.

It just felt so natural. Like how it’s suppose to feel when you actually live within walking distance with your best friend. Just right.

I wish my train ride back home was as fast as time flew while I was there (my train was delayed and it took us 4 hours to get home instead of 2, which felt like days instead of hours).

As soon as I left, I just missed her.

A lot.

So I called her while I was on the train. ha!

She will be leaving to Florida in a few weeks and I won’t be able to see her again in person for a very long time. I’m not even sure if she’ll even be back in Michigan after that, actually.

We will see.

We always celebrate our birthdays together, so I’m sure we’ll figure something out.

I’m excited to see what’s in store for her while she’s down in Florida, it’s going to open up so many opportunities for her– I can’t wait to see it all unfold!

I guess I just wrote this post because I actually do miss her already, and writing about it helps.

I know our friendship is one that will last a lifetime, and I’m so glad to have you in my life.

I love you bestie boo! <3

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies. –Aristotle

30 Responses to “After 7 Years of Friendship”

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    Eire — April 22, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Awhh! My babyyy! Gurl, I miss you too. It was so sad waking up this morning to the realization that you didn’t spend the night :( no matter what happens, I’m gonna try my darn hardest to keep our birthday tradition. Damn, I miss you lots and lots.

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    Tina — April 22, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    This is delightful reading. I can tell you had a wonderful time, and I can tell you already miss your friend. I hope you get together for your birthdays.

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    Robin (Masshole Mommy) — April 22, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    So happy to hear you were finally able to go see your friend. It must have been so much fun!

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    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly — April 22, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    My BFF left our city right after high school and went to college in another city and never came back. I miss her dearly too and haven’t seen her in person in way too many years. She is two years older than me, so I knew she’d finish school before me, but when she left I felt so lost especially as an only child.

    Great post, it is important to nurture AND celebrate the friendships in our lives.

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    Lia Moore - Full Circle Eventi Design — April 23, 2014 at 12:01 am

    True friends don’t have to get together all the time. True friends can pick up where ever they left off the moment they are in the same room. My dear friend lives in NYC and no matter how much time has passed, we can always catch up and it’s like we were never apart!

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    Dee — April 23, 2014 at 7:50 am

    That is so awesome! So random, but I had a friend move to Kalamazoo about a year or so ago!

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    Christine Luken — April 23, 2014 at 8:42 am

    I love that quote by Aristotle! It’s so true of me and Nicholle, my bestie for over 20 years! We say that we are “soul friends” – that God meant us to be friends and our souls recognized that the minute we met!

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    Jen V — April 23, 2014 at 8:58 am

    What a nice tribute to your best friend. It sounds like she is a wonderful person!

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — April 23, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Love hearing about such strong friendships!

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    Lisa — April 23, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    This is so awesome!

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    Lois Alter Mark — April 23, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Oh, I love this! Nothing like being with your best friend. Glad you got to see each other!

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    Debbie Denny — April 23, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Wonderful post. Good friends are hard to come by

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    Chrishelle — April 23, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Oh you are making me miss my BFF back in Florida. It is funny how just doing the normal stuff, watching TV, eating junk food and hanging out, is so much better with your bestie.

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    Jennifer B — April 23, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    It sounds like you had a wonderful day with your friend! It’s always those times that pass so quickly! Maybe you two could meet up in Florida sometime!

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    Mariana — April 23, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    It sounds like you’ve developed an amazing friendship! I often wish I had someone like that. Hopefully it won’t be too long before you see her again!

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