Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Adult Best Friends

In middle school, my best friends and I passed notes in class and talked on the phone for hours every night.

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In high school, my best friends and I played sports together, learned to drive together, got part-time jobs together and shared a limo to the prom.


In college, I lived with my best friends, eating dinner together at night, gathering together for nightly TV shows and watching out for each other on the weekends.

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When I was a kid, I thought that adult best friends had it so easy. Adult best friends live next door to each other. Their kids play together. Since they are adults, they don't have rules about when they can and can't hang out. Easy.

In reality, I've seen that adult best friends have many more obstacles to overcome. We have work, school (often times work and school), maybe husbands, and it turns out we do not live next door to each other. We are lucky to live in the same state.

But I am still thankful for adult best friends. For our on-the-way-home-from-work phone calls. For our life update e-mails. For our g-chats and facebook comments. For our reunions for parties and weddings. For our dinners and drinks. For the fact that no matter how long it has been since we last saw each other, it's like no time has passed at all.

For the fact that on Tuesday morning no more than 20 minutes passed from my best friend sending a bad news e-mail that the other five (college roommates) had planned a reunion weekend to surround her with love :)



Not that I didn't love a passed note in history class complete with food code names for boys that we liked... cuz that was fun too.

Why do you love your adult best friends?


  1. Aw this was a good one! I remember spending HOURS on the phone in middle school and now I hate, hate, HATE talking on the phone. Maybe that's why? Ha!

    I only have one of my adult best friends in my city :( It sucks and is hard having so many long distance best friends but it does make our rendezvous' that much more special and fun!

  2. I agree, I always envisioned adults living next door and having babies together and spending the day together at the park, HA! In reality, none of my best friends even live in the same state as me. It's so sad. I have best friends from school who live out west or on the east coast, and I barely see them. We do keep in touch by phone and/or e-mail, but it's difficult as life gets..busier, and we see each other less. I can't wait for my wedding to bring everyone together again!

  3. Great post - I love all the pictures, especially the dated ones!!

    I am very thankful for my best friends, both near and far. Some I only see a couple of times a year, some I try to see once a month. I am just glad that my college friendships have stood the test of time and life changes like marriage and career moves and children. And I am glad my long distance relationships thrive despite the difference!!

  4. That last sentence said, thrive despite the distance... I have not had coffee yet! ;)

  5. I love my adult best friend because she came out to visit me and she's going to be with me for my ultrasound today when I find out if baby is a boy or a girl! She was my college roomie all four years at Villanova and even though we live on opposite sides of the country, she is still such an integral part of my life.

  6. Aw, this is such a sweet post! And so true. It may not be anything like I expected, but I wouldn't change it.

  7. Lucky for me... my adult best friend is you :) I couldn't love you more!

  8. awww Kelly, you almost made me cry....I miss you guys so much!!!

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