I just got home from spending the evening with four of my best lady friends. I've had a lot of stress in my life lately, from a few different sources, and let me tell you — a night with my buddies is just what I needed! Every woman needs at least a small handful of dear friends with whom she can truly be herself, sharing good times, trying times, ups, and downs. These gals are the ones I turn to for that. They are precious to me. Here's a picture of four of the five of us, from a few years ago. We still mostly look like this (some slight variations in hair color and weight from then until now - but who's telling!), and one of the five of us is not pictured (I need to update my photos - I am not great at that, sorry...) The five of us have shared so much over the years: the birth of children, the death of parents, triumphs, tragedies, and everything in between that life has to offer. I love my friends to pieces... You sweet ladies mean the world to me. You are good for my soul. What a blessing you are!
"Life is partly what we make it, and partly what is made by the friends we choose." —Tennessee Williams
"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." —Christopher Robin to Pooh