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Friday, December 11, 2015

The gift of true friendship.

Last night I had the pleasure of going out for a nice dinner and a few glasses of wine with one of the best people I know, Lisa.
Lisa and I first met and became friends years ago. We clicked instantly. Two peas in a pod, always on the same page etc.
We'd never had a "falling out" to speak of. However, at one point we had let a very insecure guy come between us. It wasn't her fault, it wasn't mine. It was mostly a matter of us both being young and dumb.
However, fate has a way of bringing those that are meant to be together.  A few years ago when Chad and I bought our house it happened to be right around the corner from Lisa.
I used to see her going running past my house on a daily basis. I missed her, I wanted to say something. Would I be rebuffed? Had too much time past?
Finally, I just shot her an email asking if she wanted to come over for wine. She wrote right back that "YES!! She'd LOVE to!".
Well, that was that. We picked right up where we left off. We were both older and wiser. We both knew now that when a friendship like this happens to you, its a blessing and to never take it for granted.

Lisa has been there for me through thick and thin. 7 months ago, she was the most beautiful maid of honor that you have ever set eyes on.
The night before my wedding, I just couldn't not sleep. She stayed up with me talking until 3:00 am. Its one of the most cherished memories that I have.
All I can say to everyone, is when you have a true friend like this do not ever take them for granted.
It seems nowadays we all encounter so many folks who are just in it for themselves . When someone like Lisa comes into your life, cherish them.

PS: Tomorrow is going to be a marathon Christmas cookie baking day. If I'm not here, that's why!

Us last night at East Bay Grill.

Lisa and me the night before my wedding.
Lisa standing at my side on my wedding day.


XOXO

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