Friday, March 6, 2015

When you need your BFFs the most

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

There comes a time when you are at your lowest ebb.  I'm pretty much there right now. Two of my family members are looking down the gun barrel of cancer, and that's not a place where anybody wants to be. One is living under a certain death sentence; the other is just coming up on a pretty grim diagnosis. (And she lives hundreds of miles away and where Mr. L and I are, and we cannot give her any day-to-day support.)

And there's me smack in the middle.

To add insult to injury, yesterday I got the old jury duty summons.

Sometimes I think I could just pull out a spade and dig a hole only big enough for me to hide in.

And yet ... out on the horizon is more than a tiny spot of positivity and support.  It is the connection I have with my two BFFs.  It probably won't surprise you to find out that they are two of my fellow Cozy Chicks.  They are Leann Sweeney and Ellery Adams.

I don't know how we connected, and I sure as hell don't care at this moment in time, but somehow the three of us did connect and we are there for each other when things get bad.  We are separated by hundreds of miles, but we're as close as an email.

When one of us has a bad day, the other two are there to offer virtual hugs and words of support. When we have things to celebrate, we share them with each other first.

The first emails I look forward to in the morning are from my best girlfriends.  The last email I usually write at night are to these same two women.

Are you lucky enough to have one or more best girlfriends in your life?