We’ve been friends since we were seven.
That’s what my friend told our waiter last night when we went to dinner at Book Club.
Two months after getting back to the homeskillet, and I was finally able to have dinner in Minneapolis with my three best friends from home.
In a few short hours, there were more laughs with girlfriends than I have probably seen in years. I think I had tears in my eyes at one point from excessive laughing.
Yes, the good stuff life is made of.
We started the first grade together, at the same school Sam now goes to.
We went through Elementary, an then Middle, and finally High school together.
We weren’t always three-peas-in-a-pod type friends throughout school, and I shared different connections with all of them, but we all remained friends during those growing up years.
After high school, we all went our separate ways. I went to California, another to Chicago, others stayed here. There were weddings, babies, divorces, the highest of the high moments, and lowest of the lows.
Between then and now, I picked up two other friends so similar to them – both of which are in Chicago, and between the five of them, I’m totally set on the best friends train.
Life Happens as You Turn the Pages.
I snapped a picture of the menu last night at Book Club. Underneath the Poached Pear (Vegan and Gluten Free, btw) were the words,
Life happens as you turn the pages.
We didn’t discuss it, but I thought about those words on my drive back post dinner.
It’s been almost 30 years of friendship, and so much has happened during these years. We started on one page, and years later, find ourselves far into our own stories.
Life has happened, massive changes have taken place.
But now that we are on this page, at this stage of our lives (all back in Minnesota!), I can’t help but be so freaking excited to keep turning those pages with the friends who have been friends forever.
To think it all started at just seven. Friends really are a girl’s best friend. (<— yes, click that link. You’ll love it.)
p.s. If you’re in Minneapolis, go to Book Club. So good.
p.s.s. If the three of you are reading this, the answer is, “Zero. Zero times per week.” 🙂 The other answer is, “Monthly. Girl’s night monthly.”
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Previous 101-Day Change Series Posts
- Beginnings are Scary
- Change Pain Point
- Making Sense of Change
- Gratitude Journal
- Love Your Baby Girl
- Little Things Add Up
- House and Home
- Sunday Reflections
- Chocolate Shake
- 3-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Shake
- Chaos is a Temporary State
- Thirsty Thursday
- Month One
- The Nudge to Connect
- 11 Favorites from 11 Years in California
- One Box at a Time
- Good Enough is Enough
- There is No Dishwasher
- WWDW Number 8
- Move Initiated
- Sharing My Journey
- Back with the Tribe
- Small Town Grocery Shopping Part One
- January 2018 Catch Up Over Bone Broth
- Patsy Clairmont is My Spirit Animal
- Let There Be Light
- Forgot About Rae
- Coconut Oil Makeup Remover How To
- 9 Ways to Embrace Winter
- Escaping People
- Coming Home
- 105 in 1,095
- 40 Before 40
- When Change Was Coming
- Behavior Correction
- Embracing Motherhood
- Two Things for Lent
- Gluten Free Recipe Roundup Six
- Breakdown to Breakthrough
- 18 Things About Me
- Still Hope
- Month Two
- Pain is Not Weakness Leaving the Body
- Too Much Stuff
- Small Changes
- Can Wait
You will heal. I will help.