Friday, February 10, 2012
Trust is a five letter word
Today's word: TRUST
Trust is the reason I have been friends with her for 24+ years. I met her when I was in 7th grade.
She was shy. She was foreign, but she seemed interested in being my friend.
I needed a friend. I was new to school too.
Her skin is that of a rich cocoa and her bovine eyes tell you that SHE is trustworthy. Her hair is long and a deep, brackish color and my sweet best friend is prettier than she believes.
The first thing I remember about her was her laughter, her German background that intrigued me and her kindness.
We have watched each other grow up from preteens to full fledged adults. We have remained friends across the distances of cities and states. Shared tears, bad-mouthed ex-boyfriends, tortured and loved my brother, and even shared a college class with a woman whose clearing of throat phlegm about made us pee in our pants.
We've watched each other finish college, grab hold of careers. She divorced, I got married (12 yrs. now). She had a child and named me the Godmother. She is that for my children now too.
5 deaths later and my biggest cheerleader still grieves with me. She lost her grandmother too.
My life can never be without her in it. She is my sister and God perfectly planned it all.
Posted by Dionne at 7:48 AM