Childhood bestfriend

Philippines
December 3, 2012 8:24am CST
Once, I have a best friend, I was 8 years old during that time. This best friend of mine, was so sweet, she has a soft voice, an angelic smile and 100% a little girl like me. She taught me how to pray and how to be a good kid during my time. She was 2 years older than I am. I can still remember all the simple stuffs we did together from the past. We part ways when I was 10. Her foster mother died and left her with her two other aunts. They weren't so nice to her, that's why she sped off and went away. On that age, thinking about the past, I know that it wasn't so easy for her. After 16 years, I tried searching her in FB, and I found her. I communicated to her. The first time, I heard her voice - the once I knew who's sweet is so far from what she is now. But something has never changed, it was her heart and the feeling of togetherness. We're still best friends. A lot of things has changed, a lot has been experienced without me and without her for both of us. It's just amazing, that God created something that would truly last a lifetime, some of them could be your best friend 16 years back:).. Who is your best friend? How did they touch your lives?
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@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
3 Dec 12
I envy you for that, you are lucky to have a bestfriend who never changed after many years. I have a bestfriend during my highschool days and we're very close to each other like real sisters and got separated for many years since my family moved away to other place. I also searched for her through FB, only to feel dismay. She's not the same person that I use to know. She has changed a lot...so much that I can't see the same person- my old best friend in her anymore.
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• Philippines
5 Dec 12
Oh, sad to hear that. Some things really change, but I bet there will be new ones as well;)..
@sriroshan (2586)
• India
3 Dec 12
My best was when we were in school and our friendship continue even when we were in college. Later after college life she went to other country to work, but even then we use to be in contact with each other. I also started working in my home town. That time there was no mobile or internet as such hence we use to send letters to each other and use to exchanges our feelings etc. She got married before me and I met her almost after 8 years from the time we were separated from the day of our college, She had made a point to come to my wedding from London. Now a day she is in London and I am in India, but does not feel that we are too far away from each other, since almost every alternate day we chat online or meet each other on video conference. Now she will be coming down for Christmas.
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• Philippines
5 Dec 12
Wow! That's a very genuine friendship;).. I admire both of you..Friends are truly gifts from above.
@allknowing (55132)
• India
4 Dec 12
I can well imagine how nice you must have felt reconnecting with her after 16 years. I too went on a searching spree for my classmates. And my efforts yielded results. We had our first get together after 25 years when 14 of us met and from then on we have not looked back.We keep having these meets often but we have yet to have all the classmates together.We were 33. We are scattered all over the globe! I was able to get the contacts of all my classmates but in this search I sadly discovered 5 were no more.
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@chunxiao (66)
• China
4 Dec 12
I also had my best friend in my childhood.Now we still keep contact with each other.However, the same topics between us are less and less because of our different profession and we both own the other half of each other.Frankly speaking,I love him to some extent and I can feel he also loves me.But we don't want to make this relationship clear.I want to keep our friendship and I also care too much about his love.Sometimes,I was angry with him introducing his girlfriend to me. And I envied that girl.I think that our relationship is betwwen lovers and friends.I don't how to solve this problem.
@al1979ex (125)
• Philippines
4 Dec 12
i have many childhood friends back in the old days. but one only remained as the "forever friend" if you know what i mean. we used to have a group and then we invent a name for our group. but today those other friends have gone and this one friend of mine sticked around and is considering me as his greatest friend. while i do not. i dont believe that if you're the oldest friend i have means that you're the best friend there is. but time passed by i realized that he is always there and constantly reminds me how good our childhood days were. we play outdoors, we explore new places, we like to see beautiful girls, we make fun of each other, even fighted with each other. i guess im lucky that he's still there to remind me of those things.
@lsjapdoit (652)
• Indonesia
4 Dec 12
Treasure your friendship. Lots of people have difficulties socializing, let alone getting good and best friends. We learn from our friends just like they do from us. I myself am blessed with having lots of good and best friends. Some of them have similar unfortunate family problems. We talk, share and discuss things over. That is how we support each other for the better.
• China
4 Dec 12
Well I can not list my best friends but I can tell that in my different ages,I had a few best friend in my school days and working days,but I just can tell that who is my best friend. I am so envy you that you had such a good friend in you childhood and still can in touch,I almost forget the names of my childhood's friends.
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@songst557 (232)
• China
4 Dec 12
The best friend of mine in my childhood is a boy,I'm not a person who good at making lots of friends,and he is the same. So,from age 9 to 15,we play together as long as we have time,we swim,catch insects,and go to school together.Afterward,we have to be apart when I have to go to the high school,where is a little far away from my home,and he went to another high school after 2 years. Sadly,we were connecting less and less after that.Until now,I live in a big city,and he is still in my hometown,we just see each other once a year when the biggest festival comes.
@leeandrew (1226)
• Philippines
4 Dec 12
I had a childhood best friend as well, and he's a guy. We may don't go will together because we have different likes then, we still stick to each other. We often times quarrel because we don't agree but still after a day or two of not talking we said hi again and became friends again. Mhmmm! I have not tried looking him on facebook but that is a good idea. I might be doing after I mylot.
4 Dec 12
a genuine friend is never far away from you wherever you are. now i hardly make a genuine friends
• Indonesia
4 Dec 12
Genuine friends are hard to get. We will get them eventually as long as we keep socializing, networking and making new friends online as well as offline.
• United States
3 Dec 12
I feel the same way you do about my best friend. she is always there for me good or bad. I love her like family and she loves me the same.
• Philippines
5 Dec 12
glad to be on same way too;)
• Philippines
3 Dec 12
That is nice to have you guys together again. You should cherish the moments together. Luckily she did not turn bad.
• Philippines
5 Dec 12
Yes, luckily. I'm just so surprised to find out that the friend I had back then, is still the friend I have now;)..
@shaggin (25362)
• United States
7 Dec 12
I have had so many different best friends over the years. Some so much closer then others. Some I thought I was so close with that I would be friends with them that way forever but things in our lives changed and its not the same now. I have one friend that I still would consider a great friend and I know she and I can pretty much tell each other anything and neither of us would put each other down. The guy I had been seeing the past few years was my best friend. I could tell him anything but now he has left me for another girl and I have no best friend anymore. I am really heartbroken at losing the person I loved as well as losing my best friend.
@natliegleb (5188)
• India
4 Dec 12
i really like my childhood friends and i cant afford to lose him or her at any stage or moment and i treasure them as my favorite friends forever and for life and they can make our life even more colorful anytime