I'm a girl that LOVES my friends!! and no matter where I've lived - God has blessed me with some amazing women to call "friends"!
Ashley is the first "best friend" that I can really remember. Ashley was a feisty red-headed, middle child that could throw a softball further than most adults! :) We wore matching outfits, had a secret club, went on each others family vacations and played HOURS/YEARS of Softball together!
Then middle school came and I met Melissa & Melanie. Melissa was a preppy, BRILLIANT daughter of a Southern Baptist Minister. Melanie was a sweet, peppy cheerleader that could always make you smile! I was an athletic clothes wearing, tom-boy who barely brushed my hair. We were the three peas in a pod! We spent evenings chatting about boys & jumping on the bed dancing to FIVE. (does anyone else remember this terrible English boy band?) WE LOVED THEM! I mean, with lyrics like "5 bad boys with the power to rock you ..." how could you resist?
Then Melanie moved away.
and Krystyn moved to town.
and Krystyn moved to town.
Melissa, Krystyn & I quickly became the Three-Headed Monster. We were inseparable all through High school! Boys came and went - lots of boys :) but we were always there for each other!
We were church going, curfew breaking high school girls and we were best friends!
Then the college years came ... and the first few months I was soooo wrapped up in my college boyfriend that I didn't have time for "girlfriends"... but then I met sweet Megan Ray in Geology Lab. Megan Ray is a Southern girl with the sweetest accent you've ever heard - a girl who didn't leave the house without full hair/make-up and heels - a girl that quickly became my college best friend!
Megan was in a sorority (KD!!) and introduced me to all of her friends! I had forgotten how amazing "girl friendships" are. How important they are.
Our "group" got bigger by the day -
these are the girls that helped me survive college - the break-ups, the wild days, the self-discovery ... they were there through it all. and I loved them dearly!
And then I met George.
The handsome boy that (quickly) stole heart.
and we got married.
and I started a blog.
and I'm renovating a house.
and hosting playgroups.
and I lost touch with my "girlfriends' again.
But thankfully, this weekend - friendships were rekindled.
or talked to them in at least a year.
Things hadn't changed.
Actually, everything in our lives have changed.
They all have great jobs.
and handsome boyfriends.
and some have even bought houses.
but our friendship hadn't changed --
in fact, it was just like old times.
(only now we have more responsibility, some wrinkles & student loans)
We laughed. We partied. We talked about
And we all made a promise to be better at staying at touch.
Because friends matter.
They really, really do.
Husbands are great.
Children are wonderful.
but you need your friends.
Friends keep you sane.
They laugh with you -
and they laugh at you.
They hold you accountable.
So what about you?
Have you lost touch with some old friends?
If not, how do you stay in touch?