When Jill and I started becoming friendlier than the "Jill from my small group" or "Jill from my church" and began moving towards "Jill, who is part of my small circle of ladies with a mutual past" and "Jill, one of my favorite friends" and "Jill, my mentor, friend, and supporter" I kept hearing a small voice in the back of my head saying, "Be careful. She's going to leave. Don't let yourself become too involved because it's only going to hurt."
I'm so glad I ignored that voice.
I will never, ever, ever regret one moment of friendship with Jill.