You never know who God will place in your path.
These girls? Are some of the best.
(Me, Leann, Erin, October 2010)
(Ashlee and me on her wedding day, August 2010)
Ashlee is my oldest friend. We go way back -- back so far that I can't remember a time in my life when I didn't know her. She is sweet, bubbly, fun and strong -- emotionally, mentally and physically. She picked up the front end of a car with her bare hands once, and even though she says she didn't we saw it and to this day remain highly impressed. Ashlee and I share the same tastes in music, we were in each other's weddings, and share some pretty awesome and hilarious growing-up memories. I love her.
Erin and Leann came into my life during a time I needed them the most. I can't write about them individually because they come as a pair -- a duo of snark, hilarity and straight-shooting conversation that is a breath of fresh air in a stale, stuffy world. With these girls I laugh until I choke, and have the freedom of discussing topics that would make your mama blush. They each have two w0nderfully adorable children who also make me laugh because they act just like their mamas. I love them.
Yesterday was really rough for me. I was tired and drained from last week's funeral activities, and dealing with some other difficult things that are happening right now. It's amazing how much a phone call or a few simple Tweets can brighten your day and change your mood. I went to bed happier and calmer because of these beautiful friends, and I'm so thankful to have them in my life.
I just need to convince them to move closer!