This past weekend, I got to spend time with my best friend, Dr. Keya Howard Litt!
In preparing to write today’s post, I started thinking about the longevity and depth of the friendship as we got some real quality time (in person)!!!!!!!
This is pretty rare for us. Why? Because she and I have lived in different time zones and different countries for most of our friendship. Especially in milestone moments.
For example, when I got married, she came to Texas to “be there” from many miles, and vice versa! (Her from across country, me from across the state, but why quibble?)
Come to think of it, she was there when I did my first show in two years, she came to not only support me (while job hunting, mind you!) and providing her niece childcare and my husband and I, a very much needed “day date”
It’s a real gift to be so close to someone that you often think the same things, and even now after 16 years of friendship, we have discovered new things about each other, for instance, she HATES avocados and I LOVE them. We both dislike beer, and enjoy cider (thanks for the suggestion, Dr!!)
I could tell lots of stories but it all boils down to her “being there“ over and over and over again.
In millions of ways and for oh so many days, she is “there” and it’s a wonderful gift. It is better known as quality time in the lexicon of love languages and it can be quiet, (a text when she knows it’s a hard day for me) or loud when we scream with excitement together.
“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing we can do is just show up”- Brene Brown
As this goes to print, I am delighted to share she will be a Mom soon and that will be a new and wonderful (often frustrating) thing we will have in common.
I look forward to a lot more chances to “be there” for her and my nephew.
Thank you, Dr. Howard Litt, you are an amazing friend and I love you to bits and pieces.
Who do you have in your life who ALWAYS is there?
Take a minute to thank them publicly or privately. I am sure they would love it.
Think About It!