Friday, May 22, 2009

Good bye to Brianna

My dear friend Brianna Hughes passed away recently and today I will be attending her funeral with some of my sisters. When some thing like this happened I can't help but let it leave me asking so many questions: Why didn't I stay closer to her as we got older, why didn't I make more of an effort to keep in touch, Why do we let friendships slip away after years of being close to people. Brianna was a very good friend of mine for the first several years of my life. Our moms were best friends when we were born so it trickled down to there children. I have always called Bri and her sisters my cousins when I talk about them to new friends I make. We grew up side by side and spent a lot of time together as kids. As our moms drifted apart we did too unfortunately. A few years ago I reconnected with her and I started talking to her and spending time with her here and there for a while. I remember sitting outside of a dollar movie drinking slurpees and we promised each other that we would have each other for our mades of honor when we found ourselves husbands. lol We had not been all that close for a while but we decided that we were each others first best friends so we had earned that honor. She was a really sweet person and was always a lot of fun to be around. I know that over the years she has been through a lot of hard times with her family and life in general but she was always a happy person anyways and really seemed to strive to do better than people would expect. I will miss her very much and I will always wish I had known her a little better as a woman since we were such great friends as young girls. May we all hope that these losses are far and in between while we miss this beautiful person.

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