Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Life Long Friends

Growing up my family moved around a lot.  Changed schools, houses, etc.  I was never really in place long enough to make and keep good friends.  When I was 13 we left LA where we had lived for 8 years and moved to the Bay Area.  In the middle of the school year.  Needless to say this was not a fun time for me.  On my first day at my new junior high I met this girl.  She was the shortest person I knew but was bigger than life.  She was funny and loud and refused to not let you be her friend.  I was shy and nervous and she stuck to my side and introduced me to everyone and pulled me right into her circle.  The first words out of her mouth to me were, "Hey!  You're Bree that Christian girl!  I'm Silvia!".  And from that moment she has been my best girl.

Silvia and I actually only went to school together for half of 8th grade and all of 9th grade.  But then we moved again and I changed schools again.  But it didn't matter.  In a way that I never imagined someone could she stuck.  We still saw each other and kept in touch all through high school.  Then college came and she went to San Diego and I went to Tennessee and we were separated by 3000 miles.  And again, no change.  She is one of those friends that I may not have talked to every week but everytime we talked it was like we had spoken just five minutes ago.  Every summer when we came home from school we would see each other.  And when I stayed in TN after college she came and visited me and we took a little road trip to VA.  Even after I moved back to CA and I moved to Sacramento and she moved to Fresno will always made the effort to see each other and spend time together. 

Silvia has been the most consistent friend that I have had ever.  In my entire life.  She knows my secrets and loves me still.  At a time when I needed her the most she dropped everything and came right to my side to just be there for me.  We have seen each other through the worst break-ups and fall outs with friends to the happiest days of our lives.

My girl is moving to Philly.  In fact she landed there early this morning.  She got an incredible job offer and she took it.  She is going to be amazing.  She is going to rock it.  But I'm sure going to miss her.  I know that distance won't change anything after 20 years of friendship but still I miss her already. 

Silvia, I'm so proud of you.  I'm proud to be your friend and so very grateful that you "stuck".  My life wouldn't have boring with you.  I love you and miss you and know you are going to rock!


Michelle, Queen of Everything said...

Friends like her are the best.

And she's moving there just in time for winter? Brave girl!

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Aw...very sweet!