Fun Monday~Hey Girlfriend!

This week’s host, Willowtree, says, ” “Tell us about your best friend. Particularly things like: where you first met, how long you’ve been friends and why you think you are best friends” Then he adds the stipulation that we can’t wimp out and say our spouse is our best friend.  (WHY can’t I use him as my best friend? He is my hero and bestest friend ever!  How’s that for sucking up???)

I’m having a hard time deciding just who my best friend is.  I have a lot of superficial friends…acquaintances if you will.  But I  tend not to let  anyone  get too close to me.  When someone does manage to break through my wall,to know and accept the real me, we truly are best friends forever. 

I think the person that I feel closest to in my life right now, would have to be Jeanne. She’s someone that really “gets” me.  (Although she may be silently laughing at me) She accepts the person that I really am.  And I do the same for her. 

We first met with a phone call…a very long phone call. (It seems that in order to get to bff status with me, you have to be a long-winded talker).  She wanted to know if I wanted to start a Girl Scout Troop with her.  Then she talked and asked a zillion questions about everything under the sun.  Basically, I think she was checking me out to see if she really wanted to do this with me.  I must have passed because we ended up starting a troop together for the sake of our daughters. 

Now, you have to understand that Jeanne and I are pretty much complete opposites.  (Much in the way that Shaun and I are) I can say with almost complete confidence that I drove her nuts in that first year.   (Hmmm, much in the same way I do with Shaun…) She  has a Type A personality.  Everything needs to be ready and done “just so”.  I, on the other hand, am very laid back and just like to see how things play out.  (Always an interesting combination!)

We ended learning to deal with each other’s quirks and becoming a pretty great team.  We  spent a lot of time together as we took those little girls to plant trees,  on nature hikes, canoeing and camp outs.  We came up with some pretty interesting field trips and “out there” craft projects. (Yeah, those would be my idea). 

After a few years, we were all getting too busy to keep the troop going.  Yet, Jeanne and I weren’t ready to let go of each other.  So we haven’t.  We don’t see each other nearly as often as we would like to, yet we always know that we are only a phone call away. 

jeanne

                                    Here’s to you Jeanne!

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22 Responses to Fun Monday~Hey Girlfriend!

  1. Debbie says:

    What a cute pic. Great post! I am the same way…it is hard for anyone to get to know the “real” me. I don’t let people get too close. I think most of the time, the opposite of ourselves is the best.

  2. chrisb says:

    Lovely photo. Two friends enjoying a meal there can be no better way to celebrate friendship 🙂

  3. Kell says:

    That would be a hard post for me to do, too. Don’t know why I keep that wall up as long as I do. Oh well. It sounds like you guys would be a great team!

  4. Sayre says:

    I tend to be a walled off person too. Usually when someone gets close it’s because they INSIST on it. I’m happy with lots of acquaintances and few friends. Very few. Except you blogger people… I talk to you about stuff I don’t generally talk about over a cup of coffee.

    Your pal sounds wonderful!

  5. Joy T. says:

    Great picture!

  6. Robocop says:

    It is good to have friends.

  7. wolfbaby says:

    Your reasons are the exact reasons I posted the people i did. I have very few best friends like one outside the family. as you can see LOL you did good though!!

  8. mjd says:

    Here’s to Jeanne and Susan, who make a great team.

  9. JennieBoo says:

    God bless Jeanne!

    Friends are wonderful to have. They make life worth livinng!

    “Friends are the family we choose.”

    Happy Monday!

  10. beccy says:

    I think we build a wall to protect ourselves and only those who are really special get through. I’m glad you found a good friend in Jeanne.

  11. Kaytabug says:

    I am cautious about who I let in and who gets best friend status. I have been burned before. I do take risks though, maybe I am just a good ppl reader, able to get that feel….
    Cute post! Here’s to the 2 of you!!

  12. Pavel says:

    What a sweet post! I’m glad you have such a good best friend to, well, be best friends with!!!

  13. Aw, that’s such a sweet story. I love when I meet someone who just clicks with me. It doesn’t happen often – but when it does, it’s pure gold;). Thanks for visiting my blog today. Unfortunately, I could participate in FM today —— kitchen is being installed, and I’m dead tired from plastering and painting;).

  14. Amy W says:

    What a great story!!

  15. Willowtree says:

    Nicely done. You are the first person to actually differentiate between a friend and an acquaintance. There are a lot of people who mistakenly think they have more friends than they actually do. I learned this the hard way.

  16. sunni says:

    It is good to have such a wonderful friend. Good friends are hard to find.

  17. gawilli says:

    I agree with the acquaintance vs. friend thought. It sure is nice when someone special comes along!

  18. Pamela says:

    sometimes opposites are what make us whole.

  19. uncaringbear says:

    Who would’ve guessed that a phone call could lead to such a good friendship?

  20. Karina says:

    Sounds like a great friend! I too have way more acquaintances than friends, but it’s the friends (like Jeanne) that do make us trully blessed, isn’t it?

  21. You changed your blog template again =).

    The picture has said everything =^.^=

  22. Emma says:

    My closest friend is also a type A personality. Me, not so much. She was a Beaver leader and I was a Brownie leader, but I certainly don’t think we could have done a group together!