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Monday, August 13, 2012

Friendship


Friendship is one of the most valuable gifts.
Since moving to NC and being a "Yankee" there have been many times I've cried to my extremely understanding and loving hubby about how I "don't have any good friends here."
Which is not entirely true and a little selfish of me to say.
I do have some select friends here that are absolutely wonderful to me.
They don't mind the fact that I talk different or grew up with different stories/experiences/traditions.
So, for all the times I've said the above, I am truly sorry to those friends that are amazing.

I've always been the type of person to have a small group of GREAT friends as opposed to a large group of good friends/acquaintances.
My heart is big and there is room for lots of people, but if you hurt it, you get evicted effective immediately.
I am one of the most loyal people you will meet.  Loyal meaning if you hurt my friend I will rip your head off and feed it to the lions.
For reals.

This past weekend I got to see some of the best friends I could have ever made.
I went to college 9 hours from home.  I feel pretty certain divine intervention is what caused me to make that decision because, quite frankly, I can't imagine my life without these people.
We are all so different yet we compliment each other so well.
When we get together its as though we were never separated.
Our love is unconditional; we have seen each other at our absolute worst, we have cried together, we have sweat together, we have hurt each other and forgiven each other.
We've even showered together (we played soccer at JC!)
These are the people I will raise my children with, they are the people that I am willing to drive 8 hours to see just for a weekend, people that I can call after going 6 mos without seeing each other just to talk or listen.
People that God placed in my life to make me a better person and to teach me what true friendship really is and why its so important.

This here picture is us doing what we call the "Focus Face"
Let me tell you a little about these girls: (from left to right)
Evan: I have grown closer to Evan since graduating JC and she is the most darling person.  She is absolutely beautiful if you can't tell, but even more beautiful on the inside if you can imagine.  She is going to be a great doctor and she is very understanding, loving, and rooted in her faith.
Me: The red head.  I'm just grateful these girls allowed me in.  I have a big heart and I think they like that.  They love me for me and accept my insecurities and flaws.  I love them so much.
Alicia: Lish is the first friend I made at JC and my best friend.  She is so fun to be around - literally pee your pants funny.  She is also so understanding and trustworthy.  I call her and cry, vent, etc. and she always listens, gives occasional advice, and never tells a soul.  She is extremely supportive and wants what is best for me - no matter what.
Kelly: Kelly is one of the most intelligent people I've ever known.  She is the most supportive, encouraging person.  She will be your biggest fan.  She, too, is unconditionally loving and will crack you up with her jokes.  I love her personality and her smile.  She was a leader on the soccer field and she is a leader in life.  I am proud to say I am her friend.
Kristen: Kristen is the sweetest person ever.  She has a huge heart and loves animals, people, etc.  I adore the fact that she is so true to herself.  She is very loving and will be the first to swoop in with a hug, a hand-squeeze, or an understanding glance.  She is an extremely loyal friend; I've never heard her say a negative thing about anyone.
Russo: Her real name is Lisa, but no one really knows that.  She was the goal keeper on our soccer team and in many ways, that role has carried over into real life/friendship.  Russ is real; she doesn't sugar coat things or beat around the bush.  To know Russo is to know her heart because she puts everything out there.  She is one of the most dedicated, hard working women I know.  She is the originator of the "Focus Face" because she would be so focused in a soccer game that she constantly had this expression.  In college, if she wasn't on the soccer field or in the gym, you would find her in the lab.

I am very blessed to know these women and to have them in my life.  I thank God regularly for their friendship, love, counsel, and laughter.
I know they think I'm the mushy one (and I am), but I really don't know what I would do without them.
I love you girls.

 That's what I did this weekend!
 

4 comments:

  1. Aw what a sweet post about your friends! It's hard to make good ones so that's awesome you're still in contact with these wonderful ladies :)

    Thanks for linking up with us!

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  2. this is such a sweet post, lindsey. or is it lindsay? gah. fail already on my part. i know how you feel - when i moved here i didn't know anyone and felt so lonely and missed my GFs. LOVE reuniting!

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    1. Molly, I didn't realize you weren't from here originally. Must be your love for cowboy boots ;).

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  3. I love this! I've kept in contact with a few friends from college, but our whole group has gone separate ways. So sweet!

    Stopping by (a little late) from the linkup! :)
    Christina at Easily Entertained

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