Last month when Bridgette and I went to London, Bridgette got to spend a weekend with Annabelle, a new friend that she made last year at Nikki and Keith’s wedding in Hong Kong. Bridgette and Annabelle (whom we call Belle Belle) were the two flower girls at the wedding, and the same age, so naturally they bonded over pretty dresses and flower bouquets!
Belle Belle and her family lives right outside of London, and when they found out that we were visiting London, they planned a weekend trip there so the girls could spend some time together. They had great fun decorating cupcakes, prancing around in their identical cinderella dresses, and munching down cookies and sundaes!
I am often amazed at how easy it is for children at this age to make friends. There are no speculation on motives, no judgmental attitude, and no shyness that can’t easily be overcome by a simple toy or project. There is something so amazingly beautiful about the innocence of this type of friendship, and it almost pains me to think that in a few years, such innocence may be replaced by peer pressure, unhealthy competition, and other emotional issues that young girls face.
Some of my favorite friendship quotes:
“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them”–Ralph Waldo Emerson
“True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and choice”— Samuel Johnston
“A true friend stabs you in the front“–Oscar Wilde