With today being the first day of the new blog challenge I’m taking part in, the topic is really interesting for me and kind of appropriate since my 34th birthday just passed and I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting since then.
Today’s topic asked us to: describe where or what you come from. The people, the places, and/or the factors that make up who you are.
As I sit and think about where or what I come from, I like to think of the silly quote people from Cranston may say, “You can take the girl out of Cranston, but you can’t take Cranston out of the girl.” It honestly couldn’t be more fitting for me right now. Having grown up in a city where everyone knows everyone it can somewhat be annoying, but yet when people ask me where I’m from, I proudly smile and say Cranston. Throughout my childhood and into my adolescent years, I made the best friends a girl could ever have growing up in this city. It’s funny how at the time you know how important these friendships are but yet still take them for granted at the time and it isn’t for 22+ years later that we realize how important they really are and that we truly are a bond of sisters. It doesn’t matter the time, the distance or space that comes in between us, we will never be separated. We have been through SO many things together no one on the outside of our bond could ever understand.
This past weekend, I was blessed to have these girls around me again for my birthday. With everyone’s schedules all over the place, it’s always so hard to get us all together. I was so happy that my celebration could be the occasion that got us all together. It was as if we were 17 again and having the time of our lives dancing away like we used to.
We continued to hug each other like we didn’t want to let go, and talked as if we had just spoken to each other yesterday on the phone, even though months may have gone by. These are the friendships that will forever mean the most to me. They know me, my life, my history and yet still continue to be part of my life, and vice versa.
These girls are the angels in my life, from going through parent divorces together at the age of 12 or one of them finding your then boyfriend going behind your back and saving you from a life time of heart ache. I will forever be indebted to them and cannot truly express how much they mean to me. I look forward to the days where we are old and gray and reminisce about our crazy days and continue to laugh and cry together like we have been doing since we 9.
Do you still have friends that you’ve know since your childhood??