Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sister In All But Blood

Today was a great day. It wasn't because I did anything really awesome, or went somewhere new, or made a cool new graphic or toy, or anything like that. It's because I got to Skype with my other half, my soul's sister...my sister in all but blood. And if you've ever read Elfquest, you'll get the reference.


Annie has been one of my dearest friends ever since our High School days. I was super shy, like 'I'm going to have a fucking panic attack if anyone talks to me' shy. Which in fact, happened way more than once, but that's another story for another time. I never talked to new people, I never tried to stand out, and for the most part, I kept to myself. And then this big ball of energy and noise came into my life, and I was never the same.

Because Annie is not a quiet woman, and she won't take your shit either. She is outgoing, and strong, and over the top, and I would not be who I am today without her. Because of her friendship, I don't take shit from anyone either, and I'm a stronger woman. She brought me out of my shell, and encouraged me to be more like myself...and I blossomed in her awesomeness. 

This was taken our Junior year in High School, by me...in gym class. I titled it "True American Hero".

When I moved away for college, it did suck...a lot. But what was worse, was the fact that Annie was diagnosed with cancer. But did she let it get her down. FUCK NO. Annie fought like the most motherfucking badass bitch you've ever met, and she beat it. She didn't beat it once, oh no...she let it come back again, and beat its ass into the ground so that it would remember not to fuck with her again.

Bald, bitchy, and beautiful! 

That was a few years ago, and she's still in remission. Her beautiful hair is growing back, and she's as feisty as ever. Nothing can hold this amazing, special, badass chica down. And today was great, because no matter how far we may be apart, or how long since we last talked...it's like we were hanging out yesterday.


So thanks Annie...for being awesome, and for being one of the most important people in my life. I'd never be the same without you. <3

Love and Lightning Bugs,
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20 comments:

Paula Robinson said...

This made me cry, and made me feel a sense of pride in my friends, and how we have shaped each other.

I am glad you have a friend like her, and that she is still kicking!

Coupons and Friends said...

That's awesome that you have a friend like this, it is hard to find a friend that will stick with you through everything!

MamaMunky said...

You are so lucky to have a badass friend like that. I have one too, and I was just like you, super shy to the point of panic attacks til she came along. She is lucky to have a friend like you too.

Jennifer said...

I understand how important a long-time friendship is as my best friend and I have been tight since 2nd grade. It's great that you two have each other, in good times and bad. That's what friendship is all about :)

Brr23 said...

Such a great post! You are very blessed to have such a badass friend! Not everyone gets to have a friend like that in their life!

Erinn Sluka said...

Love a good friendship story. How lucky you are to have such a great friend that many don't ever find in a lifetime.

Amanda @ Survival Guide by The Working Mom said...

What a great story! Its so nice to have such a close friendship, it should be cherished. :)

Hobbies on a Budget said...

It's so important to have a friend like that! Glad she's doing better!

Norma Neal said...

Everyone needs a friend like you and her. This is a wonderful tribute.

Anonymous said...

So she is the one we can blame for how you turned out, lol. I used to be shy in school as well, then I got stepped on one to many times and now I stand up more than I did. I could definitely have used a strong influence like your friend.

jody cowan said...

Sounds like an awesome friendship! I'm glad she's doing good. I have a friend like this, myself. It's a very special thing.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

I thought she was Natalie Portman in the first pic until I looked closer.

I am glad that she is in remission. :) She seems like a bad$ss. ;)

Dawn
www.cheapisthenewclassy.com

Katrina said...

She sounds like a great friend!

Mama Luvs Books said...

So great to have friends like that!! I'm glad she's doing well!! And I can't believe you were that shy!! Glad she helped you!

Shannon said...

It's so great to have friends for a long time. Glad she is kicking the crap out of that crap.

Alyssa McVey said...

Longtime friends are very special. That's wonderful that she is in remission! She's beautiful.

Shayla Burks said...

What a great blessing to have friends like her!
Everyone needs that person, the one that changes life for the good, who looks at everything with a view different from ours.

I'm so glad to hear she's remission, and love how she's still kicking ass through it all. Go Annie!!!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Haha- I totally love your friend!!! Friends like this are very special!

Mary Walker said...

It's great to have a friend for so long. Glad to hear she is in remission.

antonetta.stoops said...

T_T I wish I could meet this lady. Oh wait, it's me! I freaking love you for this blog. This is seriously one of the sweetest things anyone has ever said about me. If I wasn't already fake married to Kim and in a vow of no other fake wives, I would ask you to fake marry me.

Than again, we have no rules regarding fake fiance's...