We use the word “friendship” so casually but the test of its validity comes when times get tough – illness, stress, finances…etc. As my father once said: “anyone can love you when the sun is shining.” True friendships have a base, a foundation. Through toil and frustration; through disagreements and mayhem; through pain and agony, a true friendship perseveres.
My best friend died this week. All I have left are the memories…good ones that overrode our arguments, our disagreements, our bad days, our silence…because this friendship was solid. It had a foundation that small issues could never deter.
I am saddened beyond words but oh so grateful she was in my life.