… even if you move away, right? Say “right.” Right now, say “right.”
Sorry for being so forceful but I need your help here.
In the last week I’ve spent some quality time with my girlfriends that I’ve had since college, early marriage and since having children. These woman mean so VERY MUCH to me that it’s hard to put into words. From talking about how we got puked on the other day, to toasting with a glass of wine poured within the very vineyard where it was bottled, these ladies have been my rocks.
Take for instance my friend and neighbor Mandy, who let me use her car to take my kids to school when my keys went missing and has listened to me go on about family stuff or my kids, because well, that’s just the kind of gal she is. Or my friend Claudia who is letting us invade her house for a couple of days before we get on the road to Louisiana and has cleaned my kitchen many a time after a family get-together. Oh and she makes REALLY good banana pudding too. I think I’ve mentioned that before… (remember, I like food. a lot.)
Or my friend Jennifer who has been in my life since we were 20 and who was in my wedding and I in hers and reminds me of the “good ole days” on a regular basis. Or my friend Heidi, who I’ve only known for a little over a year but I quickly discoverd has one of THE best senses of humor on the planet. I mean she almost makes me pee my pants with her stories. And here lately, as the belly grows, there’s an even bigger chance of that.
And that my friends, are just a few examples of the wonderful ladies in my life.
So, what I’m trying to say is that I triple-super-heart-love my friends here and I’m afraid I won’t find such stellar ones where I am going and that scares me. If I find people with 1/8 of the heart my current group of friends has, I will be lucky.
And of course I’m not saying “Goodbye” to my friends here. NO WAY! Yes, I won’t be able to see them as much as usual but we will always be friends. We will stay in touch and if I’m lucky some of them may even come to visit me. (please come visit me, I promise to cook for you and provide lots of ‘beverages’ and ‘treats.’)
Isn’t this a fun picture? It makes me smile. 😀 This was last Saturday for a Mom’s Night out at Heidi’s house. From top left and then clockwise: Me, Heidi, Elaine (yes, also her name!), Irina and Mandy
Tuesday night’s dinner with the mom’s in the playgroup I’ve been in since I quit working (outside the home that is!) after Little G was born. In picture above, left to right: Natalie, Jennifer G., Jennifer M, Claudia
Love and hugs to you all, my IN REAL LIFE friends that matter so, SO much to me. I don’t know what I would do with out you and I hope to never find out…
Like I said, no “goodbye,” just “see you later…” : )