I have always had a lot of friends but never really close friends, as in best friends. I still don't really. I have always wondered if it is me, my introvertness, or if it is something else altogether. The phrase you have to be a friend to have a friend has always struck me as something I furiously assess. Right now I have two girl friends who I met through church, who are probably my closest friends right now.
We are each other's confidants for everything relational, personal and spiritual. They are both younger than me and in different life seasons yet we get along so well and who I've had the most connection with in a long time. While we, generally, only see each other about once a week we are communicating most regularly throughout the week. What I also appreciate with these two friends is they both offer differing levels, and kinds, of kinship. Over the years I have figured out that no one person can be everything for us. And, that it is most often, the many, that can fill in the pieces of friendship we as a people need.
I have moved in to an age that - well, in reality - has been for many years - my friendships are heavy mentorship friendships. Where women are like daughters, even. It's a beautiful relationship. I believe even those types of friendships fill a need. They fill the need in me to nurture.
Anyways, I created a page on Friends, of my two current, closest friends using Ali Edwards' Story kit FRIENDS and using the digital kit (because the physical product has arrived yet). I adore how it turned out.