This weekend was just perfect and I want to thank everyone for all the well wishes as we went to visit these dear friends of mine. The people you see here are my family. Well, obviously Matthew is—we signed the papers and everything. Tori and Amanda will always be my heart. We met at college, grew up together (which wasn’t always pretty) and became family. That’s never going to change. I love them with all my heart—neither of them will ever know how much. I am so eternally grateful and blessed that Tori has been my friend for all these years and despite all the times I have proven to be quite un-loveable. I don’t make friends very easily, but around Tori my walls come down and I can just breathe. She doesn’t expect anything from me but just to be me. After 9 years she still makes me laugh until my stomach hurts and after 9 years we can still just sit in the same room without talking but enjoying the company. I’ve come to accept that I might not ever have another friend like her, and that’s okay. The miles between us will probably continue to grow but she will always, always be my friend and my sister.
And I’m so blessed that Matthew supports and accepts this friendship. He’s willing to join in the fun and at the same time he’s willing to be invisible as we get lost in our wacky little world, knowing that he’ll never fully understand the bond that we have.
It was hard to leave but the visit was so needed and so refreshing. I definitely had a case of the Mondays this morning, but I am quickly reminded of just how much I have to be grateful for and happy about. Life is so sweet.