Monday, November 24, 2008

Waving goodbye and saying hello...

For My Best Friend:
My best friend in the whole wide world moved away when we were 12 years old. Amazingly enough we have remained best friends throughout the years. It wasn't easy when we were younger, before internet. We would record cassette tapes (remember those) to one another telling about our lives, school, parents, siblings, etc. By the time it would reach the other one, most of that was different but I loved getting cassette tapes from my best friend. Hearing her voice was the best thing ever.

We both come from backgrounds that have made us strong women. They weren't easy, but I think that it has made our bond grow stronger between one another because we know so much about each other and why we are the women we are today.

I love Becca more than words can explain. I miss her so much every day. We e-mail each other daily but it's just not the same. I wish so much that she were here to see my little Emily do the cute things that she is starting to do. I wish that she could be here next month when Shelby has her first school program, I wish that she could hear Tyler be his silly self on a daily basis. But, most of all I wish that she could be with me. I wish that I could call her up and make a Saturday breakfast or Sunday brunch date with her...and not have to hope on a plane to do it.

I miss you so much, Becca! I hope you know how much you mean to me and how important you are in my life. Even though we had to say goodbye when we were 12, we've always remembered how wonderful it is to say hello again! :)
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

14 comments, add yours here:

Linda said...

What a lovely post and I have no doubt that it's going to bring a tear or two to Becca's eye.

So much of this reminded me of my best friend Cyndi who lives all the way over in California. Even though we were adults when we met, we were best friends right off the bat and I miss her every single day.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

What a beautiful post to your best friend. I'm sure she's going to love it. You are the nicest.

Have a great day. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Rebecca said...

It's not fair to make me all teary-eyed! :) But, thank you! I knew 19 years ago that you'd be one of the best people I'd ever meet (even if you did ALWAYS be me at tether-ball) and I now know how right I was. You're amazing and wonderful and I'll love you, and that family of yours, forever. While I wish we could be together for so many of the day-to-days I also think we're fortunate to have the goodness that we have. We'll have to wait to see what the future has in store, but it's nice to know we'll always be in each others corners!

Callie Ann said...

Yep I am right there with Linda, My best friend Shannon is in Sacramento. We have been apart 20 years now. But we talk and visit as much as possible...visit every couple of years...

I am so happy for you that you have one of those friends also.. You also Linda.

Love ya

Roger said...

Beautiful Tish!

Desert Songbird said...

I have a friend like this. Whenever we get together, it's like we never left each other's side. She's such a treasure in my life. I'm glad you have someone like this.

Laura-Junkfoodaholic said...

What a great post. It's awesome that you two have remained best friends all these years.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Oh that's wonderful that you two have stayed so close. I lost touch with my best friend (who moved away in high school) and would love to find her again someday.

Lois Grebowski said...

What a wonderful tribute to a good friend. I've recently come in contact with a friend I've lost through the years...and am not letting it go again.

Friends are your family of choice...

Akelamalu said...

What a lovely tribute to your friend! :)

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

what a great post, it's great you have a friend so close to your heart even if your friendship is geographically challenged! My BFF lives far from me too but it's great to at least have the internet!

David said...

Fantastic post Tisha!

Toni said...

It is great to have someone that special even when they aren't close by. Love some Patty!

Sandra Carvalho said...

Now I got tears in my eyes!....We do have a lot in common girl...I moved away also when I was 11 so me and my best friend lost touch for about 5 years.Then I managed to get in touch with her again.She's living in Pasco,WA now.We talk regularly.We've been friends since we were 5 years old.Thou we have a different perspective about friendship (to me it's one of the most precious things) I love her and miss her dearly...
xoxo