This is my friend Ida. We’ve been friends since we were 4 years old. We met in my grandmother’s back yard while our parents talked and where I eventually moved to when I was 6 years old, and we’ve been friends ever since. We went through skipping ropes, hopscotch in the driveway, swinging endlessly on the swings at her house, playing all kinds of games, skating together, going for walks, playing with Barbie dolls, making camps, boyfriends -mine and hers- mostly mine!! lol, puberty, makeup, love, hate, pierced ears, hurts, arguments- though not many, our marriages, our kids, my divorce, my accidents, my sicknesses, dances, a few drinks here and there, deaths and cancer along with many other things and we’ve remained friends through everything. I believe the older we get and the closer we become.
It’s so nice to have a friend where you can go to their house and not talk much if you are not in the mood, maybe just watch TV together. It’s so nice to have a friend that can come to your house and say, “ok put on the tea kettle now”. Or a friendship that you are comfortable to sit where you like, even wrap up in a blanket if need be.
Great friends are those you can share personal things with and know you are safe with them. You don’t have to hide who you are.
My friend Ida is not shy about telling me what is on her mind! lol She’s very blunt but that is why I love her. I don’t have to guess what she’s thinking, she’s more than willing to tell me. hahaha ---------I would much rather have only one friend like this than 100 other friends that are going to act all nicey nicey to my face and then go talk about me behind my back and judge me.
I’ve noticed through all the years we’ve been friends, when everyone else would have turned their backs on me, she was still there. When people thought bad of me, she was still there. Through everything I went through, she was there still being my friend like nothing ever happened. Not questioning anything or trying to get involved but just there and that’s something to be appreciated.
I am proud of my friends accomplishments in life…. She is good at handling finances, she is very determined when she wants to do something, self disciplined like you wouldn’t believe(I’d like to shake her sometimes so some of it would fall on me lol), almost everything she plans comes to pass for her, she’s been with the same man since she was 18 or 19 years old, she has a nice house and she’s a great mother to 2 beautiful healthy children, a boy and a girl and has nice friends.
Another special thing I like about my friend is she has never shown jealousy towards me and I really appreciate that in her. She’s comfortable with herself and that to me is really beautiful.
Hopefully we can be best friends for the rest of our lives!
My friend Ida, who rarely asks me to do anything for her, asked if I could do her hair on new year’s eve day, so I did. I had done her hair and makeup for her wedding so she knew that I could do it. She has the thickest hair ever!!! Layers upon layers of straight hair!!! I wish I had half of it!!!! lol It turned out pretty good although her hair is really hard to curl. It took around 1 hour to curl all her hair!!! So then since she had a nice hairdo, I asked if she wanted me to do her makeup. Well of course she did, so I did her makeup and then I had to take pictures of course! How else will I be able to blog about it without pictures! hahaha
Here are the results of my beautiful model
And from this picture, it inspired me to do this blog page!