This past week has been a whirlwind, filled with surprise birthday parties (featuring social work inspired drinks, which I obviously loved!!), missionary friends visiting from Nicaragua, and some AMAZING things happening at @herstory_inc! #celebrate#recoveryworks#lifelongfriends
Over 10 years of friendship & thousands of kms away on the other side of the country my best mate still knows how to pick me up when I’m down.. it really had been a hard week and even when I feel so far away & alone I’m reminded by my friends & fam that I’m not. Thankyou for making me cry happy tears. Miss you lots! @chanellayla 💗💐#bestmate#lifelongfriends#longdistance#grateful#loveyou
Karina and I ran 🏃🏽♀️🏃🏽♀️cross country and track for competing high schools growing up. Our paths crossed through the years during track and cross country seasons and then we found ourselves both running on the same NC1 team at #MissouriState in college. It was a great experience being #ladybears 🐻🐾 together!!! We put a lot of miles in during those times and made unforgettable memories! Then we lost touch for a few years. She moved to Phoenix and came home to #kansascity one Christmas and by chance we discovered I shared an office with her mom!! I mean what are the chances 🤷🏼♀️ She drove me to the airport in 1999 the first time I flew to Utah to see Justin after several years and has been my friend through thick and thin! We met up for the first time in 20 (yes I said 20) 😳 years. And you know what? We picked right up where we left off ❤️ #lifelongfriends#teammates#itsgoodtohavegoodfriends#arizona 🌵
Missing my ride or die who lives in Indiana. The woman I can always count on to eat Mexican with, the one that will sit around and watch hgtv with me all. Day. Long. The woman who is always honest with me and tells me exactly what I need to hear. Missing the wonderful women I had the privilege of rooming with for four crazy nights and drink morning coffee with. The women I get to call “co-workers”, fellow boss babes and friends. All of these women have believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself and have pushed me further and encouraged me when I needed it most. Why has God blessed me with such BA women......because he knows what’s best for us and gives us exactly what we need right when we need it. .
I’m so grateful for my sweet friend @jenn_creates! She brought the most thoughtful package of goodies to me tonight! Thank you for these legit and yummy pamper prods! So proud of you! You are unstoppable! Props to @_thehustleher CEO! Love you! #teamcowan#lifelongfriends#hustlingmoms
This beautiful lady and I met the day I moved to WI. My parents split when I was in middle school and officially divorced when I was in HS. For my mom to survive with 3 kids and no support from my dad we moved to WI, from Jersey, my sophomore year in HS. The day I arrived in WI this beautiful bubble of joy was waiting at my cousin’s house to meet me. She reminded me today we were just 14 years old back then. We are now both 30!!! We have known each other for over half our life.
We have had our ups and downs but we are here today and I can truly say she keeps me grounded and calls me out on my shit. Which is my definition of a TRUE friend! I am so fortunate to call her my friend and so glad she can still put up with me😘😘! Another amazing day. I can’t tell you how much your advice and feedback mean to me.
There are only a few people I will drink too much in front of and get silly with and Mary is one of those people I truly trust. I 💗 you to the moon and back!
Today I got a chance to catch up with a woman who had been a close friend of my mum’s. We found each other on Facebook after not being in touch for 20 years. Mum did not have many of her own friends and getting to be close with Lynda for the day felt almost like getting to spend time with my beloved mama. It made me so happy to see her chatting away with Sid while they skipped stones.
Lynda and her husband are at 50 point and we joined them for some BBQ burgers and a stroll on the shore. It was a pretty special day.
😍A favorite photo of mine, starring our friend with the most infectious smile and laugh! 🎂Happy Birthday, Mel! She takes a licking, and keeps on ticking! This is your year ahead, our friend! Enjoy!😘😘💕💕#lifelongfriends#laughteristhebestmedicine
Things are ALWAYS more bearable with a good friend (or two), isn’t that so?
This mama (me!) just is having a hard time shaking the loneliest feelings while the kids are gone at school and my friend here wanted to do more meal prepping to help out during the busy weeks.
And here we are! A weekly morning of cooking and baking, being respectfully of each other’s lifestyles, allergies, and taste!
We made two meals, one side dish, and a dessert PLUS we helped fill some voids we both feel at this point in our life.
I have quite the good friend in this one RIGHT HERE 💕 “One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood”
@lizkvasquez & I celebrating 20 years of friendship together !!!!! Wow 2 decades !!! What first started out in our sophomore year of high school as hanging out in school, eating lunch together with our friends, skipping classes together, working at the same jobs together, sleepovers and “not so sleepovers;”… moving away to college and still getting together on the weekends, then going to church together, learning about the Love of Christ together and turning our ways back to Him together. Being each others maid of honor at our weddings, to now having children, breastfeeding, homeschooling, being pastors wives and being homemakers together. It’s as if God has aligned our lives together and united us in such a beautiful way throughout all the stages of life !!!! We now are both married, have children and husbands that hold priority in our lives. Have churches and relationships to build and mentor but no matter how long we go without speaking we never question our friendship, we always just pick up where we left off, we are understanding of each others’ busy lives, but at the same time we are committed to making time for each other no matter how busy our lives may get. So grateful for our friendship, and thankful that in this journey of life we have each other to go to when times are great or when times get hard!!!! #friends#grateful#celebratelife#20yearsoffriendship#longtimefriends#alwaysagoodtime#goodfriendsarehardtofind#animalkingdom#disney#makeeverymomentcount#disneystyle#disneymoms#disneyday#mommylife#floridalife#lifelongfriends#instamoms#floridaliving#disneyparks#bestfriends
Aunt Karly came to visit this past weekend and we are already wondering when she is going to be back again! She helped me with a big day out with Annie and gave Annie lots of snuggles. Come back soon, Auntie Kar! ❤️ #family#newborn#love#sisters#lifelongfriends#aunt
One came into my life before I can even remember & the other shared the baptismal pool when we were about 6...no matter when or how - they’ve literally ALWAYS been there from doll playing, to swing sets, bike rides, discovering boys, singing songs we couldn’t hold a note to sing, running through unmentionable places, punishments, trips and meals to sleepovers and becoming women - births, marriages, and even deaths - they’ve always been there! I love these 2 with all my heart & I hope they know it!!! Thank you for always being there for me & my family! #nobloodrequired#family#bffsbeforeitwascool#lifelongfriends
Dream. Plan. Do. Video chatted with @jcolepeasley this morn from Baden Baden Germany. She and I were there in 1983 with backpacks and $30 a day. We spent our daily allowance at a spa. She repeated that experience while Gary toured. I should have met her there. We couldn’t believe we could video chat from there. #dreamplando#lifelongfriends
Happy happy birthday to one of the dearest people I know! She has been a mentor, a friend and like a sister to me. (She is actually my Brazilian twin🤣)
I’m so very thankful for that day we met in cold, yucky OH🤣 💗