Friday, February 10, 2012

for the ladies

J and Auntie Carly
Last weekend was one of my favorite holidays of the year. You may not have heard of it because it is a holiday that I made up, along with one of my best friends. It involves gift giving and is only for the ladies and I will tell you more details about it some other time. But the best part is that this holiday brings my friends back to town, and so I got to have 2/3 of my far away best ladies back in town to talk to, play with, and watch as they built bonds of mutual affection with my girls.

Friendships are hard work - and I have been through some serious life with both D and Carly for the past 12+ years. But their visits reminded me how it is worth it to stick with the choice to love and be loved through the ups, downs, changes and reversals that years of relationship bring. One my core values is the belief that when it comes to loving blood relationships aren't the only relationships that last forever, or that make a people family with each other.  Being with each of these chosen sisters of mine and watching them love my chosen daughters was the best part of the best holiday weekend of the year.

7 comments:

  1. Love this picture too. You're so lucky to have such good, long friendships. Most of myrelationships that started that long ago have fallen by the wayside or are struggling. But the few that have lasted are worth it. Happy Girlfriends Day (or whatever you call it)!

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  2. That is one fantastic photo. It sounds like the weekend must have been a wonderful thing for you all, those long friendships are so special and it is very clear-sighted and well-organised of you all to recognise that and mark that. I'm glad to hear you all had a good holiday and look forward to hearing about it sometime, x

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  3. I realize this is not the point of this post or this photo, but OMG I LOVE THOSE SHOES SO MUCH I JUST ORDERED A PAIR.

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    1. I don't know that I'd say the shoes ARE the point of the picture but I am not totally sure I'd say they're NOT the point, either.

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  4. Another thumbs up for that picture! it is fabulous

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  5. Great photo - I want the shoes too! I agree with you about friends being chosen family.

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