Have you read Anne of Green Gables? It was always a favorite of mine growing up. I would sit on the sun porch on my dad’s farm house pretending to be at Green Gables and read the Anne books over and over. Such a huge part of my imagination & childhood can be found in Anne of Green Gables.
Anne had a best friend, you may remember, named Diana Berry. She described her as her kindred spirit – her bosom friend. I was dying for a bosom friend when I was younger. Someone just like Diana (or maybe just like Anne, because let’s face it, I’m much more Diana then Anne). Someone whom I could call my bosom friend.
The problem was, I didn’t totally understand what a bosom friend was. A bosom friend is more than a best friend, but different from a sister. Someone with whom you connect with no effort. A person who just gets you. She accepts your flaws (and might even love you a little more because of them) and adores your strengths. A friend who will always be a part of your life, no matter what. A bosom friend has that indescribable quality that just makes them, simply, a bosom friend.
I have good friends, great friends, and best friends. I have some of the most lovely people in my life – people whom I am lucky to know. People who I care about deeply, and people who care just as deeply for me. Some really amazing friends. And, as I realized yesterday, I finally have a bosom friend. And I’m SO lucky for that. Not everyone gets a bosom friend.
Do you have one?