I’m the only child in my family. I never knew and I will never find out how it feels like to have a sister/brother. I can’t say I felt that something is missing, probably because I never felt alone. Since high school, I had my girls. We laughed, we fought, we understood each other, we were there when one of us needed, in good times and in bad. We grew up together. We don’t share the same blood, but they are my family. They know me inside out, they know my secrets, they know my life, they know my dreams, they know my tears and my smiles, they share my joy and hold me when I need them. They picked me up when I was down and they disagreed when I was wrong. No matter what, we stayed true to each other.
We got into college and witnessed each other’s true loves & heartbreaks. We graduated and found “the ones”. We struggled to find our way into this world. We jumped of joy like crazy when “they” popped the question.
My girls walked me down the aisle at my wedding, one as the godmother and one as bridesmaid. They were right there when I welcomed my daughter into this world, hoping she would be as lucky as I am. Our kids will grow up together as well.
We are now 32, and after 17 years of relationship we were there through the most important moments of our lives. People came into our lives and left… but we stayed together, because this is what families do.
They couldn’t be more family than they are right now! I found my family on my own and I chose well.
I remember this quote from “Sex in the City” (Candace Bushnell):
[quote_center]Maybe our girlfriends are our soul mates and guys are just people to have fun with[/quote_center].
Whether it is true or not, I’m not old enough to say. Maybe we have more soul mates, and our true friends are just some of them.
Maybe you have a great family, maybe you don’t. You can’t do anything about that. But you can choose your friends; so choose well, because they might be there exactly when you need them.
Do you have a soul mate friend?