Friday, September 25, 2009

let me tell you 'bout my best friend

She is amazing.

My best friend has been in a relationship for six years, but she and her boyfriend aren't married. They aren't thinking about/contemplating/wishing they had children. Yet she is one of the few people I know I can count on to be there for me on my journey. She listens to every word. She gets sad with me. She gets angry with me. She doesn't think I'm crazy. She doesn't tell me to relax or tell me when I'm being irrational, even though we both know that I sometimes can be. She drinks wine with me, laughs with me, and she hugs me and tells me everything is going to be okay. Aside from my husband and my mom, she's the best support I have "in person."

Tonight we went out to dinner, and as I drove home from dropping her back off at her house, I realized that THIS is why I moved back. It has nothing to do with money, or fertility insurance, or better doctors. Nights like tonight make me so thankful to have the support system that I have here at home. No matter how small it is, it will always be here.

This week has been a roller coaster, for reasons I can't even talk about. And it will continue next week. It always does. What does tomorrow bring? I don't know. But I know who will be around to help me through the next dip in the ride.


ifcrossroads said...

I'm so glad your BFF has been able to provide you a support system. I hope that your roller coaster week will come to an end soon and you will find peace.

Thinking of you ...

i_c_thru_u said...

This post made me smile. :o) I have a BFF like that but unfortunately she's like 3+ hours away. The last time we talked it had been awhile and we ended up on the phone for 4 hours!

Anyway, email me at and I'll tell ya all about that girl I was posting about the other night. ;o)

Tina said...

I love my best friend as well. She lives about 7 hours away and we don't talk as much as we like, but she is the only real life friend out there who knows everything (the physical and emotional).

I am so happy that you have moved back home and have the support that you need to continue on your journey!

2catdaughters said...

You are so lucky to have a BFF like that, who supports you and makes your crazy TTC roller coaster ride just a little easier. I'm jealous!

onemoreinthemix said...

Yay for bff's! I totally understand what you mean about having friends and family and a SUPPORT system really don't know what you have until it's gone sometimes....the same thing happened to me years ago when I moved away. Needless to say, I came back! :-)