Ok, I am totally plagiarizing myself today but it's fine because I can,
uh, do that to myself.
I remembered that I had written this quite some time ago and I think it is more than relevant now because of all the amazing women I have met recently. I am blessed by you new gals in my life - thank you for thinking I'm kinda cool!
I think YOU are freaking awesome! xoxoxoxoxoxo
This post is dedicated to my dear girlfriends! Each of you hold a very special place in my heart; it doesn't matter if I see you everyday at the bus stop or I haven't talked to you face-to-face in 15 years! I love that all of you have quirky traits and distinct personalities! You ROCK! You are AWESOME, AMAZING, STRONG, BAD-A** women and I owe you my sanity!!!
I am beyond blessed because my friends are divinely unique! I have different relationships with all of them, but I have noticed that I am very drawn to these certain types of people:
The Nurturer: this lady is always there to listen! Her ears must be bored out of their minds lately with all my blather, but she is the one that will be there when my eyes are filled with tears and I am blubbering about the latest drama in my life. She knows that if we are going to a sappy movie, I will likely forget tissues and she brings some for me! She understands that I tend to be dramatic, quick to judge, and over the top and she loves me anyway!
The No-Nonsence Gal: this friend is brutally honest and tells it like it is. If you (I) need practicality or a dose of reality, she is your (my) girl! Sometime she will give us melodramatic chicks a good, swift, kick in the pants when we (me) need it! She is a "talk me off the ledge" sister and I love that she has her wits about her all the time!
The Eternal Optimist: gotta love this pal because she sees the good in every single situation!! She is the one that cheers me up even in the darkest of moods! A conversation with her will go something like this: Me: "So guess what? I just found out that I have to spend the rest of my life ice-fishing in Antarctica!" Her: "UGH! What a bummer! But think of all the cute boots and coats you'll get to wear and the yummy fresh fish you'll get to eat!". This is my go-to-girl if I need a pep talk!!!
The Drama Queen: this chick is always a little off center, but tons of fun!!! She knows what is going on at all times and is not afraid to let her opinion known! She is A LOT of everything; color, noise, laughter, craziness, flare and opinions! She is bold and brave and tests my limits on everything from music to fashion to foods!
The "Good" Mom: this friend is the eternal "Kool-Aid Mom" - kids flock to her house because she is FUN! She really, super-duper, loves her children (and mine)! She is an example of patience and kindness, empathy and sympathy and she inspires me to be better for my children! This one will bring you soup when you're sick and has band-aids and sunscreen in her purse "just in case". She is the one to call to get information on the latest school happenings and when to register for basketball!!
The "Bad" Mom: this chick is super popular with the kiddos as well, but it's because she allows candy before dinner and video games in bed! She lets the monkeys stay up until 9pm on a school night just because the weather is beautiful! And she allows "iffy" movies and pillow fights and red juice in the car! I love her because she reminds me to let stuff slide!
Some of you are just one of these and some of you are bits of each, and it works so well! I value each of you more than you can know. I adore the fact that I could show up at your door at 4
am and you'd actually let me in! It just doesn't get richer than you gals! I am so, so, so lucky to have you in my life!