Sunday, August 23, 2009

~Best Friends~

You know the old saying
that old friends are the best friends ~
I know that some of my best friends are the old ones
The ones that have been there for like for-ev-er.

Last night we had a little impromptu get together
as one of the old gang was home from out west
he used to go out with one of my best girlfriends

Enough time has passed now that they actually enjoy seeing each other
Maybe because they were smart enough to get out of
a bad relationship over 20 years ago
yeah ~ I am that old
I do not feel that old though
Is 44 old ~ some days I feel down right vintage!

Lori, Rocky, Robyn & Tracey

These girls I have known forever.
Robyn & I started grade 1 together, so I think we calculated that next year,
we will have known each other for 40 years.
She is the one that was my roommate when I got my 1st apartment.
I stood up for her at her wedding.
She had 2 adorable kids. She still lives in the old neighborhood.
We try so hard to keep in touch ~ we do.

Rocky to her best friends ~
nicknamed long before the movie came out ~
see I told you we were old!
She is the baby of the group ~ the first one that got married
She has 3 gorgeous kids ~
I am her middle daughter's Godmother
She is who I was bragging about back in June
The prom princess knockout.
I was also her maid of honor
This girl is the closest thing I have ever had to a sister
She is truly a keeper.
And nowadays she goes by Roxanne!

Last but not least is Tracey.
I learned how to drive a 2 wheeler in her driveway
No training wheels
Tracey and I have been through a lot together
We have many stories
She also has 3 beautiful kids.

It was her ex home from out west
They went out in high school
They had a baby together ~ who will be 25 next month
we called her our first baby
and she was at the party too

That's our 1st baby in the middle
She laughed so hard at her Dad
I don't think she remembers much of her Mom & Dad together
Maybe that's a good thing
That last year was not a great one

So these are the girlfriends I have had the longest
There is one missing ~ she couldn't find a sitter
Not sure why........
I called her Friday night to let her know about the get together
I told you it was impromptu!

We decided that we have to have an annual get together
We have to stay connected
Make time
We always have such a good time together
And laugh until you almost pee your pants
That's a good laugh!
Those are good friends!


mimi charmante said...

I totally agree about old friends! My trip home two weeks ago was about revisiting old friends and there is something about seeing them and feeling like it has only been a day, rather than many years since you have seen each other. I love that~

Farmgirl Paints said...

Amazing that you are still friends after all those years...what a blessing. Don't you just love people who knew you from back then? That history just gives you so much of a bond.

Unknown said...

Oh, I'm so glad for you that you had such a great time. My bestie was in town today for a short visit. I've known her since college...old friends are so special! And no you're not old or vintage!

:) T