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Topic: Friendship (04/04/05)
TITLE: Graduating Friendship
By donna robinson
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I think I've always admired her and eventually even respected her opinion but I didn't feel we were at that place we could call ourselves friends.
Then six years ago I suddenly looked at our relationship and realized that somewhere along the line we had become friends. Not just casual friends--but friends of the heart and soul. I don't know if it happened when she first started really asking my opinion and I felt listening to my answers instead of blowing them off; or if it was when I started calling her and asking her opinion and not blowing off her answers!
It's funny how mothers and daughters take on such strange relationships in their life times. I know that I am treasuring those phone calls where she tells me my opinion is very important to her. She does remind me that it doesn't mean she will take all my advice, but she has learned to shift through it wisely. I find myself calling her when I am making a serious decision to get her intake on it. She always seems to pause and think for a moment before she replies. The answer is always worth the wait.
I never thought I could love her more but this new area, this graduating friendship, has given us a bond that is beyond words.
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