Happy Long weekend! I know what you're thinking; didn't she ALREADY make a blog about being back home..and wasn't it called "breath and reboot"? Yes, yes I did. And this one is along those same lines, but with a different twist. I attended a wedding this past weekend in an even SMALLER town than I am from. Still very close (about 20 mins away from Smoky..) called "Bellis". Seriously..don't blink or you'll miss it. Long story short, one of my best friends got married!!! She took the plunge and was the first of all of us to do it! It was such a fantastic day and night and really brings you back down to earth and puts things into perspective...read on.
Growing up, I had a super tight group of girls I hung out with. There was 6 of us and they are the most amazing people you could ever meet. We are still good friends to this day; its been OVER 15 years! No, we don't get together THAT often, in fact this was the first time since around March/April. But every time we meet again, its as if no time has passed at all. Sometimes with the business of each others lives and new friends/men in our lives, we all lose track of who we used to be. This weekend, I think I can speak for the 6 of us, when I say, we all feel re-freshed and back down to earth.
These fine ladies have been my life line for a long time. We have been through SO many things together..some we remember fondly..and some we TRY to remember, although kind of fuzzy ha ha. As we get older, we all get our own lives and get busy with our jobs and partners. But as Saturday night fell upon us, we resorted back to memorized Backstreet Boys dances and old country line dances we learned in junior high. We felt like we were 16 all over again...but with more vodka running through our veins. The laughs were endless, as were the hugs. Sure we all have jobs/men making our lives crazy, but that all goes away once we all get together again.
We've all seen the BEST and WORST of each other and for me, I wouldn't change a thing about ANY of them. I have been so amazingly blessed with such a group of incredible women and hope they feel the same. I would also like to single our my NOW married girlfriend and say her wedding was perfect. Exactly her style...simple and fun! She has married her best friend and (as cheesy as it is..) they really do prove, that all you need is love. To the rest of my girls, I love you more than anything. We all have our own set of friends separately, but no one knows you better than the friends that you grew up with and for me, there is nothing more grounding than seeing them and realizing how blessed you are.
"We made a deal ages ago; men, babies..it doesn't matter. We're Soulmates" - SATC
Love, Laura xoxox