Last night I couldn't sleep. As we all know, when that happens your brain starts spinning. I got to thinking about the sad fact that by the end of this summer most of my closest friends will have moved on to other cities. I know that as we grow up and move on in life, it happens. But that doesn't make it any easier. So anyway, I just wanted to make sure that all of my best-ies know just how awesome I think they are and say Thanks for being so totally amazing.
I think that you are truly blessed if you get one friend that you are close to for your entire life (or as much of your life as you can remember). I am lucky enough to have two. I don't know what I would've done growing up without Amanda and Nicole. We've been through so much together and just because Manda is living in Nashville now and Nicole will be moving to Kansas City with her adorable little family in August, I don't expect to ever lose touch with them. They are the epitome of true friendship and I love them both dearly.
Then you have the friends that come into your life through another friend and you instantly bond with and grow to become unexpectedly close to. Amber, whom I met through Wes' friend Ryan has become a very close confidant to me and I'm so thankful for her amazing listening skills and her ability to relate to my current situation. And Lindsey, who is the wife to our friend Mike, is incredibly caring and loves my children (for both her and Mike to embrace our kids without having any children of their own yet, means sooo much to me). And Alisa, who was married this last weekend to our close friend, Dan. I'm so sad that they are getting ready to move all the way to Wisconsin in the fall, but know that we will always be there for one another.
I am lucky enough to be in touch with many of my friends from elementary, middle and high school as well. I love the moments, tho not as frequent as I'd like because we're all so busy, that we still get spend time together, catching up and reverting back to our silly school days selves. Lizzy, Sarah, Liz, Laura, Casie,Stephanie, Amy and Anne, you guys are the greatest. Janine, you are the awesome "cool girl" that I've always envied and I so appreciate you always being there for me. Thanks for welcoming me into your circle and introducing me to your girls, Jaime and Megan are amazing! Abby, I appreciate all of your help when we were working at Dara's together and I'm so glad that we have gotten to continue our friendship since then. Its nice to have someone that I completely trust to stay with my kids and I wish you all the happiness in the world. And I can't forget the boys, Brandon, who is a great advice-giver and will always be my big brother. Dan, who knows me better than almost anyone and still likes me anyway. And Wes, who even tho is my husband too, is my best friend and I can't imagine facing this crazy journey without him.
I wouldn't be who I am without all of you, Thank You for being the greatest friends that anyone could ask for!
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