Sunday Inspiration – February 16, 2014

I had the pleasure of a visit from an old friend yesterday.  We’ve known each other since we were 7 years old, so she’s known me since before I knew me.  She’s seen me at my worst, my best and everything in between.  She knows who I am, my intentions, my heart.  We even went to the same high school together so she saw me through one of the toughest times in my life.

I don’t need to explain anything to her.  There’s no explanation necessary.  She knows me.  I don’t need to defend myself.  There’s no explanation necessary.  I was so grateful for our time together.  I didn’t know how desperately I needed that visit until last night after it was all said and done and I began to cry.  Her visit reminded me what true love feels like.  I didn’t realize how long it really had been since I’ve felt like I could just be me until she was gone.  I didn’t realize how exhausted I’ve become from explaining or defending myself to people that don’t know ME until I felt her presence yesterday.


I’m sure you have someone in your life like that?!?!  Maybe you’re lucky enough to have a few friends like that?!?! Thank you to them. Maybe you should give them a call today and tell them how much they mean to you.

Thank you to my lifetime friend for reminding me what “friends don’t need an explanation and your enemies won’t believe you anyways” actually feels like.  THANK YOU!



  1. So, so true! Your true friends know who you are and what you’re about. They will stand by you in your time of need and laugh at you when you trip up the stairs. They accept you as you are and appreciate that you do the same for them.

  2. I am so happy for you Laura and yes, everyone needs at least one good friend like that! I am so sorry that you’ve had some not-so-good relationships with others (won’t say with friends because obviously they are not!). I have 2 great friends who, unfortunately, live 9 hours away by car…ugh! And yet all I have to do is pick up the phone and talk to either of them and I feel better. They do the same with me. We are blessed for sure. It’s wonderful that you have a friend who has known you since you were 7 and she will be in your life for many years to come. My hope for you is that you are also able to find one or two other ladies that you can bond with as well as I’ve found, over time, that not everyone can fill every little need we have but if blessed to have 2 or 3 really good friends in your life – well, it pretty well covers all our needy emotions ;0)
    You’re a good person; keep believing you are worth great friendships and don’t accept anything less!

  3. I am lucky enough to have 2 friends like that. They live 1000+ miles from me but we talk every Saturday morning at 9 and manage to see each other several times a year! Don’t worry about those that don’t truly know you . . . I am certain it is their loss!

  4. I lost my best friend to cancer a couple years ago. Luckily, we were close and I could help care for you and spend the last months with her. Call them, hug them, thank them – She is looking over me now – I miss her each day.

  5. Hi, Laura!
    I hate explanations! Yes, thank God for friends that love and accept us, no explanations needed!

  6. There’s so much beauty in this! H x

  7. Best (girl)friends are so hard to find now days. I truly enjoyed your story and even got a lump in my throat as I remembered a few of the “girls” who have impacted MY life over the years. I WILL touch base with each of them today out of respect to your blog post AND my own heart. Seeing or hearing from them again is like we never left off anywhere. Each of these ladies are the type where we can just pick up and keep going again and not have to explain how life, kids, jobs or mates have ever gotten in the way of our friendships as we are all busy in our own ways. Thank you for the memory of the girls gone by…what a great way to start my day. Happy Monday to you and I hope you have an AMAZING week.

  8. Beautiful post, brought tears to my eyes when reading – reminding me of my best friend in SC that I get to see once a year if I’m lucky. Thanks for the reminder to stay in touch, and to continue valuing those friendships that none other can replace. Awesome post!

  9. Sounds like an awesome friendship and you know to cherish it! My best friend and I have a history like yours and feel so strongly about women’s friendships that we started a friendship blog last year. I’d love it if you checked it out at We even have a Girls Night Out planned at Merchant in Madison on March 15. Everyone is welcome to come with their besties! :)

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