Julie, over at Just Julie wrote a great post about a woman that she met after talking to her online.
The two quickly became the best of friends and Julie wrote about her in a post called Who’s your Best Friend. Her post got me thinking – Who’s my best friend?
Well, I’d have to say without a doubt that it’s the man that is sitting near me eating his breakfast, with his stinky feet on the table.
He’s a great guy. Other than his love for me, his next greatest passion is playing guitar. This is a photo of him fooling around with my elderly stalker … I mean neighbor Sofie. We gave a copy of that photo to her kids. They love it.
Chris and I met back when we both worked in the jewelery trade. I had my own business cutting designs on jewelry with my diamond cutting machine, making molds and gold plating jewelry and other objects. Chris worked as a jeweler for another trades person.
He noticed me first. I shared office space with my sister who was and still is an engraver, and he’d occasionally come into our office to get jewelry engraved for his companies clients. He never spoke to me when he’d visit the office, and I was busy doing my own work at the back so I can’t say that I ever really noticed him at that time. Hey, it was a busy office!
It turned out that we hung out with some of the same people in the Jewelery trade. In fact, he was taking a gem setting course at the college that was being taught by our mutual friend Paul. Paul was a partier back then, and I guess Chris and I both were too.
I had gone with Paul one evening while he taught his class and then we were going to go a party at a friends later. It turned out that Chris was also going to the party so we all went together and somehow I ended up spending the whole time at the party talking to Chris and even singing with him as he played the piano that was in the house.
Chris and I have been together ever since! He’s been with me literally through thick and thin. We’ve both gone back to school while we’ve been together, as well as started new careers. We have financial troubles and health troubles and still here we are.
He’s been very supportive of me every time I’ve gotten ill and particularly through this, perhaps the worst crohn’s flare that I’ve been through.
I know that there are many husbands and wives out that there that wouldn’t say their spouse is their best friend. Some might even think that it’s wrong to feel that way. However, Chris and I can spend days together and not get sick of each other ever. We always have a good time – whether we are simple watching TV, or working on one of our home renovation projects together. Yes, we argue every now and then but not all that much compared to some folks.
He knows my thoughts, my likes and dislikes, how to make me happy when I’m down. So that’s why Chris, my husband is also my best friend.