When I was in middle school, I used to have a Best Friend Charm necklace that looked a little something like this…
… it was a way of showing my friendship back then. Till this day it makes me smile to think back to those times (right, Faye?).
My best friend Vera wrote a beautiful post today about our trip to her house this past weekend and the beauty in having a best friend. It made me smile to read it because I feel very blessed to have her and her family in my life.
But it was her post and the story in it that made me smile.
Three of my sons – William, Alexander and Benjamin – know Vera and her family almost like their family. We bonded beyond bonded together on our Hanes Disney trip. We’ve vacationed more with them. I run Getting Gorgeous with Vera. We just get along like 2 peas in a pod, it’s that simple. So… this past weekend we went to Long Island for a little visit and Saturday night we went out for pizza. The kids played at one end of the table. The adults chatted and laughed and had a blast at our end. After dinner Vera and Bill suggested bringing the kids to a local playground to let them run around and play, we thought the idea was great and said we’d follow them along. As soon as we got into the car, William started to cry. I couldn’t imagine what was wrong… he had just been laughing and having a great time.
He said to me, “I don’t want to die someday mom because I love my life.”
My heart just went boom boom boom for him. My little William. He’s definitely my son.
But I get what he meant.
There are times in my life when I get so busy and caught up in my life, that I don’t stop to appreciate certain moments and people. I am blessed to have a friend like Vera in my life. I adore her husband. I adore her kids. I feel blessed to have her from head to toe.
I just wanted to honor her today… cause she’s a good one! 🙂