So many people use this word far more often than me. Maybe it could be attributed to a lot of things,but, i'd have to say,it's just for lack of knowing. Who's my friend? Thats an easy one to answer. I've had very few over my 40 years.In fact i could count them on both hands. One sticks out above the rest. They've been with me for years. Sometimes out of comfort,I tend to forget.It's not a sign of ungratefulness but because like myself, they've been with me for so long. Over the years this friend has seen me have my exteame ups as well as downs. they never faultered in their support, never lost faith in me. If faith was lost,it was only an instant. Even when I was at fault,or just plain majorly screwed up, they were there to help pick me up.in times of my upper highs, they kept my head out of the clouds and brought me back down to earth. My life has many people I refer to as buddies or just plain "a person I know".Why? I bestow the title of "friend" on very few. Am I that upity that I consider myself above their friendship? Heavens no. I just have lofty requirements to obtain the title "friend". Thats all. A freind will not desert you in the face of overwelming odds. They will stand with you when others run.Your mistake or not, they will not leave to your own demise. They stand! As long as you have one,you're never truely ever alone,even when apart. Who is this well heralded person? On who is bestowed this title? Who you may ask,can stand and have such high honour thrown at them? Easy. Do a search on this board under Members. type in the screen name "shorte' Thats who you'll find,my best friend, my wife.She's all the above and so much more than I am able to put into words.I do not have that gift to explain into words how much she has changed me and my life. I was on a self-destruct course when she met me. Somehow she saw something no one else did. And trust me, I thank God everyday for her to bless into my life. Sometimes I think it was a curse to her as to me it was a blessing. I use songs a lot,being others are better in putting things into words than I am,so hers an exerpt from John Michael Montgomery; "When I feel like giving up, cause I'm having my doubts, she tells me just look at how far I've gone." I can never tell her enough or often enough, Honey, without you I'm nothing. I am what is worth having and a better person, just because of you. I love you honey.