Friday, October 26, 2012

Forever Friends

I am so proud of myself for continuing the 30 day shred.  It sucks but I am hoping it will be worth it in a couple of months!  The only thing that sucks is how much my appetite has increased.  Seems like a lose, lose but I'm hoping it will all balance out soon.  I thought I should take a before shot of my work out so here it is.  Just me, chilling at the beach.


In all seriousness though, I did come across this today and thought it was a great motivation for me! 

Garrett came home from work and had to unload his work truck in the garage.  He started working on...well, I'm not going to pretend I know what it is... but I know Garrison was fascinated watching his Daddy work.  And I caught this cute shot of them!

Forever Friends

I have often blogged about friendship - old friends, new friends, friends going through different phases and drifting apart, the importance of friendship.  I have been lucky enough to get the chance to hang out with two of my oldest (and by oldest, I mean most tenured) friends over the past week. 

I have been friends with Natalie for 20 years (wow, that makes me feel old).  We probably only see each other about once every 6 months but I will always consider her my best friend.  We have SO many memories together and when we hang out part of us easily reverts back to those goofy 10 year old girls we once were.  We seem to never be in the same phase of life at the same time but it doesn't matter in the least bit.  We always show up in each others' lives when it matters most.  I know she will ALWAYS be there for me and I for her.  That's true friendship. 

Kelli and I have been friends for about 19 years.  We used to be really similar in middle school but then again, who wasn't at that age?!  :)  Since high school she has taken a TOTALLY different path in life than I have.  I got married at 19 and started having babies at 21.  Kelli, being the ridiculously talented free spirit she is, pursued art and a life full of adventure and independence.  I think we were both living our own dream.  We have only seen each other a couple of times over the last five years or so and I was SO excited to learn she is moving back to Dallas for a while.  We may still have totally different beliefs on certain issues but hanging out with her made me realize why we were such good friends for so long.

I guess my point is that no matter where life has taken me I am so grateful to have those long time friends (and new friends) who I know will always be there for me.  I am grateful to know that I can get together with these friends I haven't seen in forever and feel like we never missed a beat.  I am grateful to have friends who know me inside and out - the old me, the new me, the real me.


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