Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thankful Thursday ... Childhood Friends

Today I find myself thankful for my childhood friends. Meredith, Carly, and I have been best friends for years. We have shared so many memorable moments together, some that make us laugh, others that make us cry. Weddings, the loss of a loved one, screaming matches when we would have a fight, concerts, football games ... you name it, we've been through it ... together. After all, isn't that what friends are for?

Staying in touch with each other has been harder over the last five years. We grew up in a small country town together, but then life left the three of us in different states. I moved to Florida, Meredith moved to Pennsylvannia, and Carly stuck to her roots in good ol' South County. With all of us leading busy, different lives, life can sometimes get in the way. It makes it hard and I. miss. them.

Just a few weeks ago, Carly told me the wonderful news that she is expecting identical twins and although I was extremely ecstatic for her, I wanted nothing more than to give her a big hug! Instead, I could only smile through the phone conversation and hope that she could imagine just how happy I was for her.

Even though certain situations make it really hard to be apart, whenever we talk or see each other, it's like weeks or months haven't even passed by. We pick up right where we left off. Meredith called last night just to catch up and it felt like it was just yesterday we were throwing clumps of dirt in the road for trucks to run over, or like we were all giddy to meet our favorite hockey player.

For not allowing time separate us from each other, I am thankful. Although sometimes we go longer than we want without seeing or talking to each other, there is nothing that will stop us from being friends. forever. Love you guys!


Meredith said...

Oh my lord the dirt clumps!! Love that memory!!! I actually thought of you tonight too because I was making mac 'n cheese!! Good ol orphanage!

Carol said...

This is so sweet! I'm thankful for my childhood friend too...yeah, I only have one. You are blessed, my friend!

Anonymous said...

Love the collage of you girls! And I'm especially happy that I have been able to meet them and hang out in Florida, Baltimore and at your wedding! Good times!