In my life there have been magical, mystical moments and times. Some of the ones dearest to my heart have been moments when I have felt so incredibly connected, alive, loved, understood, accepted…..moments when I feel I have discovered a long-lost twin; times when I have met my soul sister; times when I have re-connected and spent time with someone who has known me for almost forever ~ or just a little while. In each of these, you reach a point where you can complete each others’ sentences. Times when you are just so understood, affirmed, and loved. When I was a kid I loved the Patty Duke show. I had no sisters, I had girlfriends and cousins (male and female). Yet I felt as tho these friends and cousins were like my sisters…when I was a kid we actually believed at times that we were identical; I loved that lovely thought. It is dear to my heart that there are so many connections between special girlfriends. I would assume guys have similar experiences, but I do not have direct experience of how guys feel. But I know I dearly love my girlfriends….the near ones, the far ones, and the ones I have yet to even meet face-to-face, but I know them here via WordPress.
Anyway, through my various re-locations during my life, I have been gifted with amazing girlfriends. They are my ya-yas, my sisters, my soul-cousins, and my actual cousins. I love finding new things in common with each of my long-standing and new twins. How God must cherish me to have entrusted so many girlfriends to me….Now, if I have been apart from a girlfriend (or cousin) for an extended period of time and I arrive at her house (or she mine, or we meet someplace) our reaction is ALWAYS the same. I have to say it completely baffles yet amuses my husband.
We see each other a bit of a distance apart. We SCREAM!. We run towards each other and embrace….My husband thinks the scream part is hilarious. Guys don’t usually do that. I have wondered how it is that these women continue to cherish me. I felt lucky to have them in my life when we lived in the same town. to still have them as a gift in my life despite the fact that we have been apart for years is…profound. And now, dear WP friends, I have been gifted with more. My dearest wish is that all my BFFs, Ya-Yas, Twins, and Cousins could all meet in one place in this lifetime. I know you would all be crazy about each other. We could dance, scream, laugh, hug, sing, rejoice, eat and just sit around a campfire or coffee table and be together.