Constants- a short post on friendship

“Sometimes in life, there really are bonds formed that can never be broken.  Sometimes you really can find that one person who will stand by you no matter what.  Maybe you’ll find it in a spouse and celebrate it with your dream wedding…but there’s also the chance, that the one person you can count on for a lifetime…the one person who knows you sometimes better than you know yourself, is the same person who’s been standing beside you all along.”-quoted from the end of bride wars

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| Marisa Monroe and I at the park—we are soul mates |

Don’t get me wrong…my husband is my best friend and the love of my life. However, this post isn’t about my husband.  This post is for my best friends.  The gals that string the pieces of my heart together–we all have them, we call them best friends and they are the people that help me to make sense of the things in life that make my head spin.  They are the girls that understand in a way a man cant. 

Who is the person you call when the most exciting thing happens in your life?  Who is the person you tell everything to other than your significant other? 

–it’s your best friend of course.

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| Aly Fox and I at my wedding—my maid of honor and  best friend since age 10 |

I feel like we all go through this journey in life with different people by our sides.  Some of those people are constantly changing and then some of those people are just constant. 

 In high school it was back and forth over and over.  Who are my true friends that will be by my side when I’m old and my hair has gone gray? Was constantly running through my mind.  The feeling of utter betrayal when one person turned out to be different when than you thought…but that is life right? We are all constantly evolving our minds and our souls to become what we are meant to be. 

I’m sure there are people I’ve disappointed time and time again without even meaning to. And to you reading this who felt or feel that way, I’m sorry.

I love this quote, “a friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile.”- unknown origin (courtesy of Marisa Monroe)

 It’s true.  Lots of people see me smile, I have a deep love of laughter and smiling.  I only let certain people see my tears…only a handful of people know my deepest sorrows.

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| Gabrielle Rowden and I getting ready for my wedding—she brings a smile to my face constantly |

 This post is to bring recognition to those in my life that are the constants.  My lifelong soul mates who are the jelly to my peanut butter…the reason for my making it through life with just a few scrapes and bruises rather than giving up.  The ladies that have brought me back to God when I’ve been blinded by sorrow and anger.

 My constants are my life angels.  The ones who remind me that I have something to offer, the ones who make sure I never feel alone…this is for you.

 Without you, I’m not sure I would be sane.  Without you, I’m not sure I could have made it through life so far without giving up on myself. 

 Thank you my angels. Thank you for never giving up on me.  Thank you for your constant love.  Thank you for making me laugh.  Thank you for being there for me while I cry.  Thank you for being there.  Thank you for being constant.

| my greatest hope and prayer is that I give you even half of the happiness and joy you bring to my life |

 

 

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