I've been wanting to do something on fridays. I know there's a lot of other features going around, but I don't really participate in them, other than the Five Ingredients Friday hosted by Overwhelmed with Joy.
I wanted to think of something that I could do every friday, a way to honor my friends, so I came up with "Friendship Friday".
Do you have a friend you would like to honor? Maybe they did something special for you, or were there through a rough period in your life. Maybe they helped you move or brought over chicken soup when you were sick, watched your kids for you?
Well here's your chance to honor them. Every friday I'm going to honor one of my friends, either one that I've met through blogging, or my closest friends around me.
If you want to join in, just grab the banner and add your name to Mr. Linky.
So today I'm honoring my best friend which also happens to be my sister in law, Hayley.
Hayley and I went to school together, we've been friends for 18 years, can you believe that??? I remember when my brother started dating her, I was SO thrilled because I thought she was the sweetest girl and would be perfect for him. Sort of like, the good girl with the bad boy scenario.
They've now been married 10 years and still going strong.
Hayley is the kind of person that everyone is drawn to. She's sweet, she's honest, she's understanding and she never judges. She doesn't have expectations or standards on what a friend should be or act like and she's always there.
She helped me through so many tough times in my life. We went through the usual girly things, first boyfriends, chick flicks, sleepovers, laughing, crying, trying to loose weight and just being silly, laughing about the craziest things.
When we get together, everyone knows that we're in our own little world, we will spend hours talking and crying. I still remember one of the funniest things that happened when Hayley was spending the weekend at my house. Go here if you want to read it :)
I can't imagine my life without her. When I left South Africa, it was heartbreaking leaving my family behind, but Hayley is one of the people I miss the most. There's days I'm having a really bad time, and I want so much to have her nearby, she always knows what to say.
So Hayley, sis, I love you more than words could ever say and the pain of missing you is unbearable. I want you to know that I treasure every single minute we spent together.....no don't start crying already.....I can't wait to see you next year, to give you a HUGE hug and kiss and to let you know just how much I love you. Thank you for everything, and for being, well, for being YOU.
If you are honoring one of your friends today and want to join in, just grab the banner and then add your name to the list. I would love to come visit you all and read about those important people in your lives. :)