A best friend is someone who you can call at 6AM when your world falls apart and she won’t be mad, or sleepy, or upset– but rather offer to jump on the first plane to be by your side if you need her.
A best friend will pray every day for your daughter when she is sick until she gets better, even if it means taking her own children to church on a Tuesday for those special prayers.
A best friend is someone who you may not see in two years but when you get together it’s as if time has never lapsed.
A best friend will let you crash her family vacation when you decide you want to visit Colorado too, at amazingly the exact same week as her family!
A best friend will say she loves your popovers when really the weekend she visited we accidentally made popunders.
A best friend will also not bat an eye when she almost eats expired yogurt from your fridge during said visit. And the organic milk was sour even though it technically hadn’t expired yet (stupid milk). She’ll just laugh and help herself to something else.
A best friend will go shopping with you, and no matter if it’s today or ten years ago you will both jump out of the dressing room to get the other’s opinion and be in the exact same outfit. But hers is two sizes smaller.
Edited to add: I’ve linked this to the BFF contest at Things I Can’t Say (9/2/10). Thanks, Shell, for hosting such a fun contest!