That's What (True) Friends Are For!

Time has a funny way of showing you who and what really matters in your life. And for that, I’m very thankful. 

When I met the godmother of our two boys, I never imagined she’d be in our lives this long.

It was the summer before high school and we were both assigned to a pre-algebra course. We worked hard that summer, and really got to know each other.

It was great. 

And after years of friendship, I never once questioned whether or not I made the right choice in making her the godmother of our boys.

If you ever find someone who can really understand you at your worst, and cheer you on at your best, then you have a true friend. 


I’ve never considered her a best friend because she’s family. She knows all the drama in my family and I know hers — well, the ones she’s okay with sharing. But even that is okay with us. 

We understand that everyone needs their own privacy, and if need be, we’ll discuss it.

Find Yourself A Meli
No one likes to be compared to others, but honestly, I hope you find yourself a Meli.
The thing about the godmother of my boys is that she’s always been a true friend.

For me, a true friend is someone who:

– doesn’t judge you because you’ve “messed up”.
– accepts you for who you are and the things you love.
– knows there’s more to the story when you’re being brief, yet doesn’t beat it out of you.
– tells you the truth even when you don’t want to hear it.
– makes you see all sides to every story.
– doesn’t care if you haven’t called in a while.
– will put someone in their place for you if they talk bad about you.
– won’t entertain drama if it’s unnecessary.
– will tell you to decide what’s right for you instead of everyone else.

And most importantly, they’re the same wonderful person with everyone else.

That’s what friends are for — at least in my eyes.
How do you define true friendship?

20 Comments

  1. I love catching up with old friends. I live very far away from where I grew up, so it's extra special.

  2. Friendship, someone who encourages you and lifts you up. Distance has no boundaries for friendship!!

  3. I've found it's a lot harder to find friends like this than we think. I've reconnected with some of my oldest friends, and they really do all these things for me!!

  4. I have friends like these but I have found that the older I get I don't make as many "new friends" like I did when I was younger.
    Some of my friendships are over 25 years and the distance doesn't effect anything.

  5. My best friend moved away and it is so hard to make friends like that again. I can still call her, but the time in between gets longer and longer.

  6. I have moved so many times and lived in so many countries… but I am still in touch with some friends I made along the way. I think maybe friendship is feeling so close to someone you can not imagine them not being in your life even if they live in another country and you can't get together for coffee.

  7. It's a very special gift to find a friend like this. My husband is my true best friend.

  8. I have a few friends that I swear it doesn't matter if we don't talk for a year, the next time we chill it's the same as its always been! Great to have low maintenance friends lol

  9. yep, i've got 3 great friends like this and would do just about anything for them 🙂 close, deep friendships are the most important thing to me.

  10. I wish I had a friend like that. I have friends and lots of close family but not a real best friend type of relationship.

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