Best Friends

  1. Who's your best friend? Why? What makes him/her so special?
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  3. by   BabyRN2Be
    My cousin. She's my best friend and I consider her my sister. We haven't talked in a little while (a month), but I think of her so much. She's on the east coast and I'm in the midwest - I wish there wasn't such a distance.

    She's the one person who I've known all my life. We are so much like each other, but different enough to be friends. I miss her so much. Last December she had her 3rd baby in as many years, so I'm afraid of calling in the afternoons because I don't want to wake the kiddos. When evening comes, I'm busy around here, and combined with the one hour time change when I remember to call, it's too late.

    But I think of her so much, she's so precious to me. I'm definitely going to give her a call in the next two days.
  4. by   UM Review RN
    My best friend is a few states away, but what I love about her is, no matter how long it's been since we've actually laid eyes on one another, we still can get together and talk like we'd only seen each other a day ago.

    I figured it out the other day. We were friends since grade school, and that's about

    FORTY-FIVE YEARS!!

    Thought there should be some kinda anniversary gift for that or something, so I'm gonna send her a little bouquet and a coffee cup.
  5. by   H ynnoD
    I've had the same best Friend for 29 years.We don't stay in touch as much or do things together as much,but he is the only person outside my family I would trust my life with.:wink2:
  6. by   Tweety
    I've had a few best friends in my life. Right now I don't have a best friend outside of my spouse. I kind of miss the commaradie of having a best friend. My last best friend confessed he was in love with me and it changed things, and he couldn't handle it when I dated and we're not friends anymore. It's a bit more complicated than that, but it's sad.

    But my spouse is the perfect best friend. Knows me inside and out and loves me anyway. Works for me.
  7. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I have to say my hubby. I have a few good friends, but no one that would turn the world upside down to make me happy. I was 19 when we met, and we've been together ever since. He's the only one that would put up with me for the last 12 years...and counting....LOL
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    My best friend was my grandma. She is responsible for me turning out as well as i have. I miss her so much.
  9. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    My best friend was my grandma. She is responsible for me turning out as well as i have. I miss her so much.
    I used to be buddies with my grandfathers. We were "garden buddies". Whosever house I was at, mom's parents or dad's parents, I was in the garden working with my granddaddy or my papaw.
  10. by   elizabells
    mommy and daddy. they're the only ones I KNOW I can trust...
  11. by   VivaLasViejas
    My best friend is my husband of 25 years.

    Running a close second are my sister, and my 23-year-old daughter.......now that she's a mother herself and I no longer have to be an authority figure, we get along great and can talk about almost everything.

    I have several good friends as well as a boatload of acquaintances, but no one outside my family who I know I can rely on no matter what. I don't know if that's a good thing, but it's the way things have worked out, and I'm OK with it.
  12. by   dianah
    I have two. They're both organized and neat, SOOOOOOO unlike me! We don't get together an awful lot, even though we live 20 min from each other, but we talk on the phone frequently. They're a good buffer for life .

    Once I was telling my mom about my friends and she commented it was good I have some good friends. She says she never had any close friends when we kids were little. That means she went through my dad's "paranoid schizophrenia," his introverted personality VS her extroverted, a divorce, raising four kids by herself (money was always EXTREMELY tight), a second marriage that ended in divorce as well, and that involved alcoholism, . . . . bless her heart. I think she confides in my sis now, they see each other every two weeks (sis sleeps over and then sees clients in Mom's area the next day).

    Well, you got the long answer, so now the short answer is: yes, two, and we talk/share the gamut, from giggles that bring tears and sore tummies from laughing, to anger and frustration w/ kids, dh, you-name-it. We're each others' sounding board. And privacy IS maintained.
  13. by   live4today
    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    Who's your best friend? Why? What makes him/her so special?
    Hmmm...I have a few "best friends" who each bring something different to the table of friendship that we have. Two are from my college days (forever ago), and we remain friends to this day. Both are like sisters to me, and I to them. Another one of my best friends and I have known each other for 15 years, and we still stay in touch often. Two more of my best friends are now deceased, but I still find myself thinking of them, and drawing from the wisdom they both taught me by example during their lives. Then, there's my oldest sister whom I can share everything with. All three of my daughters are adults now, and we have a special mother/daughter friendship different than my friendships with other women who are not my children. (Moms of adult daughters know what I'm talking about here). When friends with your adult daughters, we often still need to "switch" into the "mother role" when the situation warrants our doing so. :uhoh21:

    I'd end up writing a book if I shared everything about what makes them so special to me, so I'll just sum them all up in one basket.......they love me unconditionally.........and I love them unconditionally. :icon_hug:
  14. by   jkaee
    My husband is my best friend, in the sense that I can we can talk about anything and sometimes we have these deep conversations that I wish could last forever.

    That being said, there are days when I ask him why after almost 8 years of marriage he hasn't found a girlfriend yet. He has the uncanny ability to drive me nuts at times!

    I have a best "girl" friend, and I am so blessed she's in my life. We are next door neighbors, and our 5 year olds were born a month apart, and our 2 year olds were born 4 days apart. We work well together....even though we have pretty big differences in some of the ways we raise our kids. But, she would do anything for me (and has) and I know if I have to run out she won't think twice about watching my kids. Our kids are constantly running back and forth between our houses....if my kids are over her house at bathtime, she bathes them..and vice versa. We share everything.....and probably the most valuable thing she has taught me was generosity. She is probably one of the most generous people I know....part of her small town country upbringing, I guess. I don't think I can even put down all the things she has brought into my life....I'm very blessed, indeed!

    I'm the type of person that doesn't need a lot of friends in order to feel fulfilled. I had so many friends growing up, but now I'm content with my family and my neighbors. I just don't have the time or energy to keep up with a bunch of people. I'm happy with the way things are.

    Here's to my dear husband Kevin, and my best friend Tara.....what would I ever do without them???? :icon_hug:

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