It is amazing to me to think about those people who are in my life and mean so much to me. Sometimes you are not even aware of the bond you have with someone until something difficult or something joyous happens. I work with so many fabulous women...they know so many sides of me. But when you are alongside them day in and day out, you fail to realize what they mean to you. There was a terrible tragedy in my town and we lost a young man who was a former student. It is so heartbreaking for our entire community. I attended the services this evening and could not have done it without those friends.
This past weekend I attended my high school best friend's baby shower. Triplets...triplets...triplets. I am overjoyed for her. I had an interesting conversation with her sister, another fabulous woman I would call a friend. She reminded me of a time in my life where we were all so close. Single women, finding ourselves...it was a powerful time. I wouldn't trade where I am now, but those times made me into the person, wife and mother I am now. I guess you can't hold on to something like that forever...but it is bittersweet to have moved on to finding myself and then finding love.
I recently had my 40th birthday party and was surrounded by many friends. People I see everyday, people I see every now and then, all of them powerful influences...time means nothing as it all just falls back into place.
So tonight I celebrate those friends...the ones shown in this layout and the ones who are not. To all of you fabulous women, you make a profound impact on my life.
I thank you for that.