I had to think about this prompt for a few minutes. Unlike some people, I haven’t had one best friend throughout my life, but rather a succession of close and not-so-close friends. I did have a best friend in elementary school, but then we started moving, eventually from Pittsburgh to California. We moved six times in five years, which made it hard to make and keep friends. During those years, my mom became my best friend. We remained close until her death, and sometimes I still sense her nearby. My mom was such a dog lover, we all were. This adorable Chihuahua pup looks much like our Mitzi did. My mom and that dog were practically inseparable.
After I married, my husband became my best friend, though I also had lots of good female friends. My critique group has grown so close, we feel more like sisters than friends, interesting since three of us are only children. I have a half-brother who is fourteen years older than I am, so I like to say that my dad had two wives and two only children. He and his wife Renee are also friends, and since Bob’s death, traveling companions.
For someone like me, from a small family, friends are all important, and I’m grateful for every one.
What about you? Do you have one best friend or a whole bunch?
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