Recently, I lost someone very dear to my heart. We met when I was in the tenth grade, which was about 36 years ago. The funny part, we met as a result of me dating her son's father. Mind you, she lived down the street from me but we did not know one another. Neither of us set out to be friends, things just kind of happened. Have you ever met someone and you instinctively meshed together. Well, that's how it was with us.
As life progressed for us, our friendship grew into a sister-friend-type relationship. When you saw one, you saw the other. Even though at times we didn't even run in the same circle. There was never a doubt that we were there for each other.
Do you have or know someone who has been close friends for many years? You never know where life will lead you, but you want someone to travel the road with you. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 that, "Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken." We never allowed anyone or thing to come between our relationship.
One of my Professors' once said, "You can't be yourself by yourself!". I could never have been who I am today with her in my life. Who knew our sisterhood would last 30 plus years? God did! It was in His plan for us. I will miss my best-friend dearly! But I know life on earth will end and I will see her again!