A couple years ago when we were in the process of switching churches, I met Nichole.
She and I hit it off right away - being very similar in both our mannerisms and the things that we like and dislike.
She and I become great friends over the last few years, going through many things at the same times --- including some problems, trials and some great times.
I have always felt like I could talk to Nicky about anything --- guys, friend problems, things going on in my life. Somehow she has always been someone that I could easily open up to, and I think she feels the same way about me. ;)
In the end of August, Nicky left for college - a college over 6 hours away. I miss my friend that I went shopping with, went to the movies with, had sleepovers with, talked to all the time. But I also know that this is another step in her life, and we're going to stay friends throughout the whole thing.
We've talked on the phone a few times since she's been gone, and it's like nothing has changed --- we were able to talk about our lives as if she wasn't even gone. But Thanksgiving is coming FAST, and I can't wait to see my best friend!
God definitely knows what he's doing when he brings friends into your life. At the time I met Nicky, I hadn't had many friends that lived close to me --- most of them lived in different states, and then he gave me Nicky. And although she now lives in a different state, I was so glad to have her close, and I'm anxiously awaiting her times homes from college.
And, although I know I have no say in this, I hope that she decides to stay home from college next year. ;) I just miss my buddy. :)
I love you, Nicky!