April 7, 2012


The older I get, the more I realize how important girlfriends really are.  I'm lucky enough to have a few close friends.  Some live close by.  Some live in different states. Regardless of location, whenever we get together, it's as though no time has passed at all.

I am still good friends with three girls I met in junior high school.  

We remained friends all throughout high school and, thanks to the Internet, stayed in touch when we all went our separate ways upon graduation.  Now, nearly 13 years later, we're all married, have 7 kids between the four of us and can still spend hours and hours talking to each other just like the good ol' days.

I also met a lot of really great people during my college days.  I had numerous roommates, but have really only kept in touch with one.  And that person is Karen.  I can't really say enough good about Karen.  She was my rock during pivotal moments of my life.  She introduced me to my husband.  She listened to me vent, didn't judge when I made stupid mistakes and overall the best influence in my life at that time.

Now, years later, we live in different states and are in different phases of our lives, but we continue to be close.  We text regularly.  We e-mail frequently.  And we try as best we can to visit each other a few times a year.

As my daughter grows and meets new people, I hope she can find good, solid friends like I have.  Friends really do influence us, be it good or bad.  And I hope my friendships with these lovely ladies will encourage my daughter to find a new of her own BFFs.


  1. I MISS living close to my girlfriends... we just moved a couple months ago and it's been so hard on me!
    You and your girlfriends are the CUTEST!

  2. Karen is such a good person... and a fantastic writer, too!

  3. Girlfriends are important. I miss mine.

  4. I think women are better at keeping in touch than men. I only know where two of my friends from school are today and we only talk once in a great while.

  5. Aww, we've got some good memories and tons of them! It's so great to have you as my friend. You gals are like family. I definitely miss our girls nights but love to see you when I'm in town and you are right, it is always as if no time has passed at all. Great post! Oh by the way, that pic from our weekend trip brings back awesome memories. We should do that again sometime!

  6. Friends are definitely important. It would be a lonely life without them.

    Last year I caught up with close friends I had in school but had lost touch with. Now 20 years later we see each other regularly and have promised not to let it happen again.

  7. Hello, Emily...nice to meet you. I am almost 79 and still am friends with people I went to school with, also college friends, and other women along the way. You can't have too many friends. Best regards to you... Ruby

  8. I'm still close to my High School friends even if we're miles apart. Friendships are such an important part of our lives.
    Great A-Z post!

  9. Friends are every bit as important as family. And I totally count you as both!

    And thanks a lot for making me all teary at work... ;-)

  10. I've only got a few close friends, but they're wonderful One I've known since first year primary school!
    Sue: An A-Z of Climate Matters


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