Friends come and go, but BEST friends never really go anywhere.

I've had a lot of people I've called "friends" in my 27 years, but there are only a few that have stood the test of time. For me, a best friend is somebody that I know I can go to for literally anything at any time of day. Somebody I can do absolutely anything with and have a good time. Somebody I can sit with in silence and have it be totally comfortable. Somebody that builds me up and always makes me feel accepted and loved.

As I get older, I've also learned that a best friend isn't necessarily somebody you see all the time. Most of my best friends live in Michigan, so I don't get to see them often, but when I do it's like nothing has changed. And when it comes to best friends, time means nothing. One of my best friends I've been close with for 13 years, while the newest I've only known for a little over three. When you have that instant connection with someone, you just know.

I'm lucky enough to have four wonderful and amazing women that I call my "best friends." They're all very different people, yet somehow when I bring them all together, everybody gets along perfectly. Without further ado, I'd like to introduce you to my favorite humans:

  • Beth - Best monster cookie-baker/one-half of the best embarrassing dance moves duo/#1 dog mom
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  • Jamie - Greatest makeup artist on the planet/best at car sing-a-longs/first place for friends who visit me in Iowa
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  • Stephanie - #1 human mom/best at FaceTime/the Jay-Z to my Beyonce
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  • Brooke - Longest best friend/loved by literally everyone/not afraid to tell you when you're being stupid (and is always right)
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In honor of National Best Friend Day, we want to see photos of you and your BFF! Share yours in the comments!