My best friend and I share a friendship for over 45 years to date. We say 50 years because our families grew up in the same neighborhood, on the same street before we were even born. We attended the same schools since kindergarten, had the same teachers most of the time.
My best friend is GeorgeAnna. I call her Annie (me on the left and AnnieBoo on the right). I’ve known her so long I can’t remember meeting her. Running up and down the block as a child and suddenly she was there. She just appeared in my kindergarten class, that’s where we became friends at the age of 5. Kindergarten used to be 1/2 day session, either AM or PM class. I remember we were together AM hrs then she disappeared. I later discovered Annie was switched to PM hour. It didn’t matter because I saw her everyday anyway. She lived only 5 houses down on the other side of the street. The block was so small I could see her front door from my door. So every time she or I would come outside we would play jacks or jump rope together. Our dads were friends. They did what men normally did back then…hung out on the stoop, laughing and chatting away until night fall. I’ll fast forward to high school. Still living on the same block Annie and I used to hang out at parties, date guys that were friends to each other. We used to walk downtown to shop and go to the movies. As teens we cooked, cleaned and grocery shopped together. We used to hang out at the community center across the street from my house. We had amazing times in our teen years. After high school, I lost her for a few years. She went off to college down south. I stayed up north. So our friendship wasn’t as strong as in school, but we managed to stay in touch often. Later on I got married, she got married, I got divorced, she got divorced, I had kids, she had a kid. Through-out it all we remained friends. We are always there for each other. Today we are both 50 years of age and we look and feel amazing! All credit due to the Power and Strength of the Lord!!
If you ever need a prayer warrior call Annie. I testify that she has a direct line to JESUS. I am blessed to have such a wonderful, caring and thoughtful being in my life for over 40+ years. She confessed to our Lord and Savior at a very young age and has followed ever since. Surrounding herself with love and everything good & positive in life. Just a few years back I seriously took a look at my own life as mother, daughter, sister, friend and decided I wanted to be where she is in Christ. So I began to listen closely to her terminology, her thinking and doing. I saw how she was happy & joyful in her life. Not much worry. Annie had told me about how Jesus saved her. She opened her heart, stayed still in worrisome times and surrendered her soul to Jesus. He leads the way for her. Her circles became smaller and smaller, but her love for everyone has grown tremendously. I can now see her work in me. Today we are growing together in CHRIST. AMEN! Just recently we were able to get together for a Women’s Praise & Worship at her church. We had a wonderful time. The evenings event focused on the theme “Covergirl”, no not the makeup. This event taught women how to cover each other under GODs grace through friendship. It taught us to love on each other and to hold each one accountable to the Lord. We are never our own fans, but we must learn to see ourselves the way GOD sees us. Victorious in all areas of our lives. This event truly strengthened our friendship and perplexed it into soul mate status. It was a powerful evening. We will never forget the event. I personally believe that all woman should praise and worship together more often. We both acknowledged that throughout our crazy lives, we are both still here and still friends. Then it dawned on her that 45+ yrs later of any relationship is beyond friendship status, we are soul mates. GOD has been faithful and we are still here and still friends. WHAT A BLESSING!!