Tuesday, November 8, 2011

We are friends for life...

“We are friends for life.

When we’re together the years fall away. 

isn’t that what matters?

to have someone who can remember with you?

to have someone who remembers

how far you have come?”

                                        ~ Judy Blume~

There seems to be a theme with my blog, and if you have read any of my past posts you know that I am fascinated with love.  The love between two people, love for family, love for life, love for many things…I love LOVE.  I have also mentioned in my previous posts the love I have for my friends and this past weekend I was once again reminded of this love and it is all I can think about and so as with everything else that touches me…I write.

I was in Florida this past weekend to celebrate my friend Ashley’s wedding…Ashley and I have been friends since we were about 9 years old so to be apart of this day with her was emotional and wonderful.  As with all of my friends weddings, my lovely group of girlfriends all made the trek down to help celebrate and I was almost brought to tears at how grateful I am to have them.  We don’t get to see each other often but when we do everything else falls away and we can be exactly the people we have been since we were young.  With these girls you don’t have to explain, you don’t have to pretend, you can just be… and there is no greater feeling in the world than that. 

I saw the above quote recently and realized no amount of big words could explain our friendships the way these simple words do…leave it to Judy Blume to describe what feels so complicated yet so simple all at once.  I have no idea if these girls…women…really know what they mean to me but I need them to know because without them I would be nothing. 

My dear, sweet friends:

Although our lives are all at different places right now, and although i don’t get to talk to all of you very often I love you.  I love you as a group and I love you all as individuals.  I couldn’t imagine my life without you.  Thank you for letting me go through my life making mistakes and thank you for making fun of me…without your sense of humor and sarcasm I have no idea how I would have gotten thru things the way that i did.  I know that no matter what; no matter where our lives lead us, no matter how many babies, pregnancies, marriages, divorces, parties, tragedies, tears, laughs, new friends….no matter what comes our way you are the friends that know me.  You are the friends that I will never have to explain things to, because you were there to see everything…we are all there to remind each other how far we have come and I love you all for that…thank you!!!

And to remind you just how far we have come I have pictures:








july 2010 095

November 2011 029

I could go on forever with the pictures of all of us…the one above is from Ashley’s wedding (congrats…you looked beautiful) but the point is simple: I am lucky to have these people…when everything else falls apart they are there and when everything falls in to place they are there…we are, and always will be, friends for life.