Why You Need an Older Best Friend
It is likely that my best friend was about to get her initial car when I was still a newborn. This is based on the fact that I am fifteen years younger than her. We had never met for almost 30 years. She has however become an integral part of my being.
You will learn that Janie and I met at a time when our daughters were to be picked from preschool. She was known to be the kind of person who would bring teachers various gifts each time she could. She was often putting on athletic gear. She would then be seen headed towards walking on the track after bidding her child goodbye. You will learn that she would put on leggings just like any other mom apart from having a more blissful look. There was however one thing that made Janie distinct. It was not hard to actually realize that in as much as she had a daughter whose age was within that of our daughters, she was older than most of us. It is necessary to indicate that she once asked me to join her on this track. My son was going to be with my parents for a number of hours. I therefore easily obliged to this invitation. This is when we discovered more about the things that we have in common. This ensured that we immediately connect.
It is three years now and our friendship has grown to be much stronger. It was when Janie was 45 years that she got her daughter after having so much adventure in her marriage. You will learn that they had a cabin which they co-owned with her husband where they would retreat each weekend. Upon learning that they were expecting, they chose to erect a bigger house on this property. They were then tasked with the responsibility of being more like adults. It was until the next August that their daughter came into this world. You will note that our little ones are close friends too. It is unfortunate that their daughter was diagnosed with an unusual chromosomal issue. This would mean that she would experience development delays in her entire life. We read much about this condition together with her that same evening leaving us quite a changed people.
I have just come from a beach trip with her. Even though she is aged, she wore that child-like delight and maintained her enthusiasm. You will find that we certainly are polar opposites in various ways. It is necessary to indicate that an older friend will be worth relying on as a confidant, trailblazer as well as a mentor all at the same time. She also rarely judges anyone since she understands how to figure things out.