Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Wonderful Visit

Today I was blessed by a day-long visit from one of the greatest friends a woman has ever been blessed to have. "JB" and I met our freshman year of college, in a class taught by one of the wackiest, most eccentric men ever to grace our college campus. We've been stuck on each other ever since. Back then, it might have been a coping mechanism to deal with the aforementioned Professor Bizarro and all the other changes and transitions we were experiencing at once. We felt safe and immediately at ease with one another.

Now (too many years later to actually name in print!), she's still incredibly safe for me; but the friendship has grown, been tested, and matured far beyond anything I could have anticipated in our early connections. With everything we have shared together over the years, and the hours we've logged talking, emailing and phoning each other, you'd think we'd run out of things to say. Our hubbies always kinda hope so. Ha! Not on your life!! We were both completely shocked to look at the clock this afternoon and realize that real life, husbands, and dinner hours were looming close. Don't you just love friendships like that? Where you can slip right into your groove again, and completely lose track of time just being together?

We had so much fun that I completely forgot to take pictures of our time together. However, I did take this picture after she left, of the beautiful gift basket she presented for little Aidan. How cute is this, chock full of goodies and decked in denim (oh, she knows me so well!) and topped by a pink rosebud and bow? Yet another reason why this friendship is so valuable to me: she's so incredibly supportive and excited about this dream finally coming true! She's been there for most of the journey. And I bet she had some fun shopping for little girly stuff, too.

1 comment:

Susan (5 Minutes For Mom) said...

What a wonderful friend - you are blessed to have each other!