I often tend to have close friendships & not many. I hope that doesn't sound too sad. I remember a counselor once said to me why do you think that is? Honestly I don't know, all I know is that I truly cherish the friendships that I have formed along the years.
1.Erin-Whom I met when I was 5, she was riding her big wheels in our neighborhood. We were neighborhood friends for a while. Played kick ball, rode bikes, hide & seek & always got called in for dinner by our moms. We are still friends 30+ years later. Our lives took us on two very different paths. Me through college, eagerly & her w/barely one semester of college & then a baby by 23. She still lives near where we grew up, her parents still in the house that she grew up in. Our lives so different, yet me becoming a mom soon, converging as well. We are still friends, talk & see each other when I'm up there. And I would do anything for her.
....Along w/Erin I did have more friends through school, some have reconnected with on Facebook, but nothing like my two close college friends:
2.Sarah & Kim-Looking at all that I have been through since meeting them when I was 18 is insane. The losses, trips, joys, weddings we've experienced are endless. I've grown up a lot since 18 & we are still there for each other. I would never question a phone call after midnight from either...
3.Leah-A friend who is so unlike me in many ways & yet like me in so many other ways. We shared this eagerness for adventure, always wanting to explore our surroundings & never wanting to miss something out there.
4.Anita--A woman that has so much laughter & spunk, that I miss often. Someone that you could laugh with, just to laugh.
5.Lori-Don't you wonder how we worked @ that company for as long as we did. Another transplant to California, that made it feel a little more like home. How we both miss hanging out with you & Chris.
6.Irika/Anastasia--How much you made Nursing School enjoyable. How we will never forget our VA rotation. I often think back to our late study nights and thank God we all passed the Boards first go around.
I know we are all in different places in our lives & none of you are near me (in location) at this time. I sometimes wonder what it would be like to if you all lived by & we could just say 'oh, just drop by'. But for some reason God has put you in my life at a certain time, physically near me at time when we needed it most. It doesn't mean that one day we won't be again, but who knows- I'm just glad that I can call any of you up at any time & you would just listen. MISS YOU!
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