Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ode to a BFF

I hope everyone out there has a Rebekah!  She’s the quintessential best friend who lasts through the ages.  The one who stays your bestie even when you’re several states away, texts you daily with pointless things that only you find amusing, lets you be yourself without any judgment (EVER!), and chooses to encourage you and lift you up rather than pointing out your weaknesses! She never pokes fun at you for poor outfit choices or bad haircuts, she’s quick to defend you, and she laughs at your jokes even when they aren’t funny! She makes your stomach hurt from laughing so hard, but knows when you need to be cheered up!

I love Bekah! We met almost 10 years ago in Peru.  We disliked on another in the beginning-but God had a bigger plan and resolved our prepubescent quarrels.  A lot of people didn’t understand us-since we chose to embrace the awkward middle-school years instead of fighting them.  We loved to be weird! That friendship carried over into adult life.  We stayed close even when we went to different colleges, moved 15 hours apart, and started new lives with our respective husbands.  We only see one another a couple times a year-even still-our friendship remains stronger than ever!

I knew I would stay best friends FOREVER with Bekah when she was such a pillar for me during my mom’s illness.  She always had the right thing to say and knew when I just needed to vent.  She also had a special bond with my mom-so my grief was her grief.  When I called to tell her Mom had passed…we sat on the phone crying together---I knew she mourned with me.  I can’t describe how much that meant to me. 

So….when I found out she was coming to visit me in Ottawa---I was ELATED! We had the greatest time together! She’s so low maintenance so I didn’t feel like I had to entertain her the whole time! We just laughed, relaxed, and enjoyed being together again! I’m so thankful for the rejuvenation of friendship! I feel so refreshed and loved when she’s around. 

Bekah-my bif… I love you so much! Thank you for being so loyal, forgiving, encouraging, and just AWESOME.

(typical Adrienne-Bekah pic)


  1. that last picture of me is so unattractive...thanking you for sharing it with the blogging world.

    thank you for everything that you wrote. You mean a lot to me, and I appreciate your friendship more than you will ever know! I love you and look forward to our years of friendship. :)

    P.S. I did make fun of your fedora that one time...

  2. Brought tears to my eyes! Your friendship with Bekah makes me very happy!