I can’t recall a time that our lives were not woven together.
Days of dress up in my room;
school field trips and projects;
birthday parties in her parent’s basement;
proms and graduations;
weddings and babies, and moves and heartbreak.
She knows the totality of my life.
And in those dark days when I shut the world out, she stood there waiting.
She doesn’t ask me for more than I can give.
Again and again she is there, a lifetimes worth of showing up.
Audrey calls her my forever friend,
a person you have known so long you can’t remember a time without them.
After a weekend spent together, where as always its as if we never missed a beat, I think about the blessing it is to have her as my forever, the beauty in the intersection of our lives.