Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Something to Celebrate!

This blog of mine hasn't gotten much attention from me lately. Life has been busy.

I have gone through phases of feeling like I could only blog when I had something "PIN-able" in my "niche" to I just miss blogging like I used to. I used to blog about anything and everything.

Most of the time I am working on some kind of project, but I don't always have the time to take really great pictures to share. I enjoy home decor, organization posts, and great recipes like everyone else, but that is not all that I am made of. I really miss the connections that used to come with blogging.

Today, I am getting back to blogging for me. I am going to start by sharing with you a person that I want to CELEBRATE!

Thirty-Seven years ago, today, a very special person was born. We'll call her, Bethany. I'm just kidding...her name really is Bethany.

THIRTY years ago, I was a shy, homeschooled second grader that didn't really have any friends. I remember sitting down with my mom one day to tell her that I really wanted a good friend. We talked, and then we prayed that God would send me a special friend that was just what I needed.

It didn't take long. I don't remember exactly how Bethany and I crossed paths other than we went to the same church. We were both seven years old and in the second grade. I don't remember the moment, the day, or the month that it happened. I just know that we clicked.

She was the loud to my quiet.
She was the outgoing to my shy.
She made everything fun.
She let me clean and organizer her room.
She was my very best friend forever.

I went on all of her family's summer vacations.
We told people we were sisters.

We had sleepovers as often as we could.
We even got to go to the same school for one whole semester.

We fought.
We said mean things to each other.
We took each other for granted.
We let boys get in the way.
We forgave each other.

We laughed. A lot.
We loved each other.

I don't have many childhood or teenage memories that she isn't a part of.

And then we grew up.

We got married.
Got jobs.
Had families.

We don't talk every week, but when we do talk, it is as if no time has passed. We can still talk for HOURS. We still send each other random texts about weird dreams or different things that make us think of one another.

I am so thankful that God sent Bethany to me as an answer to prayer.

Happy Birthday, Bethany!
Thank you for being you.

I'm still going to pretend that we aren't old enough to have known each other for thirty years.
I'm also going to pretend that I didn't have to add, subtract, and count the years about 5 times to make sure that we are 37. I lost track at 34 and now have to think about it really hard.

In the comments please tell me about your special friends. Do you have a friend that you have been friends with most of your life? How long have you been friends?

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