Friendship Across The Miles

This week from is about friendship.

  1. Do you consider friends an extension of your family? It depends on the friend; I don’t have a large circle. I have friends from my writing group and work. A few years ago, I lost one of my best friends, Sheila, to Cancer. We understood each other, met when we were both at a low ebb. She was only in her fifties and taken too soon. My bestie, lives in America – they were both like family to me. We might not speak every day, but when we do, it is easy to find something to talk about.

2. Would you confide in a friend more than you would a family member? I would confide in both.

3. How long have you known your best friend? I was twelve, starting my first day at secondary school. She was sitting on a bike stand. I had issues in junior school, bullied for most of it. When I saw her, I found courage to speak. She is my Bestie and I have known her for forty-five years.

4. Do you believe distance has a negative effect on friendships? I wish my bestie. Theresa was closer. She moved to America when we were both fifteen. Distance has never taken away from our friendship. She is more like a sister to me than a friend. I love her so much, and one day I hope to visit her in America. We are both grandmothers now, our children grown up. She always makes me laugh, and when we speak, it is like we have never been apart. I need to be in contact more than I am, but I am rubbish at keeping in touch.

I am grateful for finding the courage to talk to Theresa on that day. She could have said no, but we just clicked when we first met. She was always more confident than I was, but I needed that.

My bestie, we were always destined to meet.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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