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Upon waking, I was informed by the #1 and #2 trending topics on Twitter that today is National Best Friends Day. Of course, I have no way of knowing if this is true, as past trending topics have included #RIPOrlandoBloom (he’s very much alive and very much hot) and #WarmWeather (which is of course one of the cruelest hoaxes to Canadians).
Regardless, I saw this as a keen opportunity to pay tribute to my best friend and publish a #tbt post, because frankly, she has been an integral part of my world for more than half my life.
We met in homeroom on the first day of high school – about as fresh of a start as you can get. From the very first moment, I admired her beauty, frankness and her quiet charm – but her popularity frightened me, as I was struggling to develop confidence and stifle the overwhelming fear of integrating in a new school. Hence, although we knew each other, it would be months before we developed a close bond. But once we did, we were inseparable.
Somewhere in my parent’s basement, I have the notes we passed in French class. (She was a horrible French student. I actually feel bad I didn’t make her pay attention more.) But her humorous observations and parade of boy’s names – all drawn with hearts around them of course – were much more interesting than learning a foreign language. She was my style and beauty advisor, adamantly declaring that bangs were so 1991 and showing me the proper way to wear clogs.
One day, she pulled out a tube of lipstick from her pocket, telling me she found it in her garage. It was my first introduction to MAC Cosmetics, and the shade was “Chili”. I went on to wear the hue for two solid years.
Now I could go on, but I’d have to cover 22 years of friendship, and that would fill pages and pages of a novel. And when selecting the photo for this #throwbackthusday, I was presented with the difficult task of choosing one picture from our lifetime of memories.
Should I select a photo of us from high school – or our wild-girl partying days? I have at least 1,000 pictures of us in our twenties – on the beach, in coffee shops, even in underground parking garages. Perhaps I’ll choose a photo from my wedding day, where she served as my maid of honour. Or better yet, a picture of her with Ryder, my first born and her Godson.
In the end, I decided that since it’s National Best Friend Day, and she’s been my BFF since grade 9, I should throw back to our teen years – the way I always see her in my mind’s eye, and will continue to see her until the day I die. As a carefree, sweet girl with a heart of gold. I love you V!