• D'Ann Franck

Forever Friends

I want to talk about friend-ship, but I’m not just talking about the kind of friendship that puts on lipstick and pants with zippers and orders something fancy at a nice restaurant (although that’s fun sometimes). I’m talking about the kind of friendship that gets raw and gritty. The kind of friendship that is built for real life and running errands. The kind of friendship that is safe for big feelings, deep secrets, and laughing so hard you snort. The kind of friendship that stays through sickness, health, anxiety, and announcements like “Hey, something is hanging out of your nose.”


I’m not talking about the kind of friendship that means being with the “in” crowd or being on the VIP list to a party. I’m talking about being on the VIP list to the hospital when your friend is having a surgery. I’m talking about being on the VIP list for kid birthday parties and movie nights in your sweatpants. I’m talking about being the VIP to someone’s real, authentic, and true life. I’m talking about the kind of friendship that holds up under pressure, the kind that withstands a whole lotta heat. I’m talking about the kind of friendship that has an open-door policy when laundry is covering the couch, the sink is full of dishes, and your hair hasn’t been washed in a week. Thank goodness for dry shampoo.


I’m talking about belonging to each other—like really, really belonging. I’m talking about a friendship that isn’t just good for the freeway but can pop into four-wheel drive and go off- roading too. A friendship that doesn’t have to strive or perform but is comfortable to curl up next to and share your whole truth with—no filters needed.


These are the kind of friendships that are formed when you play “Cards Against Humanity” within hours of meeting someone 🤦🏻‍♀️. You can really learn a lot about a person who is willing to listen and also from those willing to share their vulnerabilities💕 All of these things happened this past weekend and I now have a new group of “Forever Friends”




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