Doesn’t exist. Now, hold yer horses. My husband, the love of my life, is the most cherished person in my life. He knows more about me than anyone. He’s the first person I tell things to when I have news to tell. I would prefer his company over anyone else’s. He is my favorite. What I’m referring to is the whole “a girl’s gotta have a best friend” kind of mentality just so she can say “my best friend and I did…“. I must preface what I am about to say with this: There is nothing wrong with having a best friend. Especially if they’ll fork a house with you. For the dudes reading this, you may not understand this whole concept. But I can sho nuff gah-rone-tee that every woman is nodding her head and saying, “That’ll preach.” Ladies? This defined me for years. YEARS. I would be on top of the world if I had a best friend. Someone who had my back and I had hers. Someone who’d talk on the phone to me when there was nothing really to talk about. Someone who would wear the “Be Fri” part of the heart while I wore the “St Ends”. Oh, it’s in us. As I’ve gotten older and have lived in three different states in the last 11 years, I’ve come to realize that I may not ever find that “best friend” again. But what I have found are many women who’ve played different roles in my life. Like… This one gal who believes in me more than anyone except my momma and my husband. She is the real deal and adores every single hair on my head. Or this other gal who makes me laugh more than any other, especially when we are doing old SNL skits with Cheri Oteri. Good times. Then I can’t forget this friend who treats my kids like her own and never makes me feel like they are a burden when they are with her. Of course there is my precious angel of a friend who knows more about me than any other friend and would never dare to risk my heart. Lastly is another friend of mine who is as near to my heart as possible. We rarely see each other but when we do? Just like bread and butter baby…we go together. I have friends who are younger than me and those who are older than me. I have friends who were born in different countries and those who were born in my native state. I have friends who push me deeper spiritually and those who need the extra push themselves. I have friends who are a little on the pessimistic side and those who live in a dreamworld where everything is dandy, just dandy. Bottom line? I have friends. How awesome is that?