In the spirit of the day, I’d like to celebrate the characters in my Findlay Roads series who are best friends:
Harper (Harper’s Wish) and Tessa are sisters as well as best friends. In Harper’s Wish, Tessa helps Harper through her own self-doubt and indecision. Tessa has a story all her own releasing in February 2019, and we get to see the other side of their relationship as Harper supports Tessa through a medical diagnosis that shatters her dreams for the future.
Rory (A Song for Rory) and Erin (The Way Back to Erin) have been friends since they were teenagers. When Sawyer, the love of Rory’s life, returns to Findlay Roads to try and win her back years after he broke things off, Erin gives Rory some solid advice:
“It takes courage to choose love, especially from someone who hurt you once. I know you, Rory. And I’ve watched since you came back, how heartbroken you were and how you, I don’t know…lost yourself a little. But I also think you learned how to be you, without Sawyer. I don’t want you to lose that again.”
“Your heart. Your fire. You had both with Sawyer, but it took you a while to have them without him. You let yourself be taken over by what you lost. Don’t let that happen again, no matter what. Okay?” – from A Song for Rory
Best friends tell you what you need to hear, but they never (or rarely!) say I told you so. I’m privileged to have several priceless friends in my life, and I wouldn’t trade them for anything. Some live thousands of miles from me, and some are only a few minutes away. But no matter the time or distance, I can count on them in a crisis, to offer their support and encouragement, or to share a laugh and make new memories. But sometimes, I realize I don't appreciate them enough, and I certainly should tell them more often how much they mean to me.
If you're anything like me, why not take a minute to comment below and let me know what you appreciate about your best friend. And after you do, why not share this post and have them check out your comment to remind them just how much you they make your life better.