|loitering. we were friends before people had cell phones.|
I've made other friends since then, of course, but there's something about the kind of friendship that begins in adolescence, lives together through college, hikes the grand canyon, and backpacks through Italy. The kind of friendship that has stayed together from Anne of Green Gables to Steel Magnolias to Amelie to Downton Abbey. The kind of friendship that's seen cancer, depression, exes, early morning prayer, international moves, weddings, funerals, and babies. It's got roots, and ease of communication, a shared language born of shared memories. It's gold.
Mollie and Anna both live in Denver now, as do my brother Jimmy, my sister-in-law EA, and my Aunt Julie and her clan. Thanks to my sweet husband for singlehandedly caring for our children all weekend, I got to see them all.
|Anna and I playing aunts|