Friday, August 12, 2011

bff's

Today Lila and I hit the road to spend the weekend with my two besties from college, Mary Allen and Emily. MA, Emmy and I have been through some fabulous, crazy, hilarious moments throughout the years. We met in the first few weeks of our Freshman year at college, bonding together over strange roommates, Steak N' Shake late night meals, library study sessions, fraternity parties and random beach trips. Our college years were spent laughing at football games, celebrating birthdays in style at country line dancing bars, sneaking cigarettes outside the dorm, working together at mountain summer camps, sending care packages back and forth between breaks, laughing and crying, hating boys and loving boys, and learning to share life together.
As we grew older, our moments together changed. Meeting new boyfriends and giving them a hard time, visiting new cities, sharing in family events and birthdays, taking vacations together in the mountains, and finally being bridesmaids in each of our weddings. 
And now we are having babies and growing families. Still best friends. Still call every other week to tell a funny story and catch up. I can't wait for our fabulous weekend of fun ahead and Lila cannot wait to see her Elon Aunties!
 
When you're down and troubled and you need a helping hand
And nothing, whoa, nothing is going right.
Close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest nights.
You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I'll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call 
And I'll be there, yeah, yeah, you've got a friend.
~"You've Got A Friend" by James Taylor

2 comments:

Heather said...

Oh, what fun! Have a great time.

Adriel (The Mommyhood Memos) said...

oh, you are so lucky to have bffs that are such long-time friends!! i have some too, that go way back to high school, but it does make it hard being so far away and only seeing them every 1.5 yrs or so. definitely not the same. :(