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Pay Tribute to a Best Friend

My best friend growing up is still very dear to me to this day. No matter how much time passes, or the fact that we live several hundreds of miles away from each other, nothing could make me love her less. We will always be able to pick up where we left off and jump right back into laughing and talking. I miss her a lot, but thanks to modern technology, we are able to keep in touch with each other pretty well, and our growing families.

We met when we were about 10 years old, so that means we’ve been friends for about 24 years. I look at pictures of her girls and wish that I lived closer so that they could play with my kids and we could pretend that they are cousins instead of just friends. After all, I do think of her as another sister rather than just a friend. She is someone who I can be totally honest with, and she knows my family inside and out. Having a best friend is truly special.

My Mom has a best friend like that too. They met in elementary school also, and are still friends to this day. They get together when they can, and my Mom’s best friend sends my kids presents when they are born. They obviously have a special bond.

I’m sure if we went back even further, I would find that my grandparents had best friends too. Almost everyone can think of a childhood friend that was super special to them that they have never forgotten. But, why not share that best friend with future generations by doing a scrapbook page about that friend? That way, your children and their children will know about the special bond that you had with that person. I know I sure would love to know more about my own grandparents as children, and who they considered to be their best friends!

When scrapbooking a page about a best friend, try including some of the following information:

Your favorite games to play with each other

Secrets you told each other

Dreams for the future that you talked about

Best memory with them that makes you laugh

Best memory with them that makes you cry

Character traits they have that made them your best friend

Fights that you had, that you got over

Reasons why you think they are your best friend

Crushes you shared

I know that I can’t think about my childhood without thinking of my best friend growing up. She was an intricate part of who I was, and who I became. She was always there for me when I needed to complain about my problems, or family life, or boys! Scrapbooking a page about your best friend is a great way to honor that friend for many generations to come.

Meredith Ethington is the author of this blog. To learn more about Meredith, and her history with Scrapbooking and Genealogy, go here.

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