“A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart”.
~Attributed to Heather Pryor
How we became friends
: I met her years ago, through an ex boyfriend, when i was in the States.She is his cousin.
Why we stayed friends
: because it is a matter of heart feelings. Distance and years couldn’t earase what we feel for eachothers. Pola and i are closer to each other than my sisters and i.
My friend’s best qualities
: Funny,supportive, sensitive, cheerful, straight (frank) and she has a huge heart.
Why my friend is like family.
I would even say that she is more than my family to me. She is the only one who i can call at 4:00 in the morning if i feel in a deep blue and i am the one who will fly to Ohio for her in a 12 hours delay if she needs me. Our children love eachothers and they all feel at home when they are together here or in the States. Pola’s whole family became my family too and we all became close.
: spending (for four years) a whole month each summers, on a desert little island in the Ohio river, living as Robinson Crusoe in a little wood cabine we built, without electricity, drinking water or convenience.
The last time i saw my friend
(last February), we went for a long walk in a park covered by 50 centimeters of snow.
: Dear Poche,
Thanks for being the faihtful friend you are to me. No matter the distance that keeps us apart, you are always there to share the good and the bad. You make me laugh when i feel like crying and you make me move when i feel like doing nothing.
You are the rational one who reminds me to keep my feet on the ground and you always lift me up when i need it. You do not hesitate to drive two hours in the heavy snow to pick me up at the airport, neither to ask me to fly over to support you at a funerals. You are my guarding angel on earth, the little clown who makes me laugh, the funny go lucky woman who likes to do crazy things with me, and the most beautiful flower in my friendship garden. Between us, it is a “receiving-giving” love story that, i am sure, will never end.
I can not leave this post without writting my favorite friendship quotes, the ones that really means something to me.
"True friendship isn't about being there when it's convenient; it's about being there when it's not.”
"Best friends are the ones who can be the farthest away but there the fastest when you call.”
"I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar". ~Robert Brault
"I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better". ~Plutarch
"The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you." ~Elbert Hubbard,
"A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should". ~Author Unknown
"A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else".
~ Len Wein
"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."
Thanks Tara for this wonderful opportunity you gave us to write a tribute to our dearest friend.