Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Faith, Hope, and Love are required at this pig pen

This past weekend, I traveled to Fort Worth, Texas to spend the weekend with 4 of my college sorority sisters (Tequila, Tutti Fruity, Miller, and The Captain) and great friends till this day.  (If you remember, I have decided to give all of my non-blogging friends the names of beverages that make me think of them for some reason.  I will leave the reasoning for this set of names to your imagination.)  

Tutti Fruity, Miller, The Captain, Me, and Tequila - July 2010
We graduated from college 11 years ago and have tried to get together every year since graduation in some way.  Some years it has been a Purdue University football game and other years it has been a trip to Florida.  This year we decided to travel to Texas to visit The Captain as she became a first time mother to twin boys earlier this year and this would give us all the chance to meet the boys.  

Although our lives have changed over the past 11 years, the one thing that remains constant is that we are are still there for each other and always will be.  

Later this week, Thursday to be exact, my husband, The Farmer, and I will celebrate our 10 year anniversary.  At times it seems way longer than 10 years and at other times it seems like just yesterday that I made the best decision of my life in marrying The Farmer.  It has been quite a journey over the last ten years and I can only wait to see what the future holds.  

The Farmer and Me in Seattle - January 2010
Both of these events were all put into perspective for me this weekend as we suddenly lost an amazing friend, mother, wife, and woman in our community.  Earlier in the week our friend was celebrating her 49th birthday and now we are preparing to celebrate her life. 

We don't know what God has planned for any of us, but more than ever, the events of the past few days have reminded me to not take anything for granted and to always take the time to tell the ones we love that we love them as we don't know what tomorrow or our next moment holds.

Big Sissy, Bubby, and Little Sissy - April 2009
Ultimately it all comes back to having faith, hope, and love and thanks to this, on a happier note, my good friend Meggie, The Hoosier Farm Babe, will welcome her baby girl into the world any day now. 

Faith, hope, love, but the greatest of these is love.  
1 Corinthians 13:13



  1. Heather, I think the friend you lost was my neighbor down the road as I was growing up. I cried just a bit tonight when I read about her passing. So know my thoughts are with you, her family and all who loved her.

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you too. 49? I'm 48 with 5 and 7 year old girls....It's makes me shudder! SO glad to see you keeping in touch with your girlfriends. Reminds me I need to pull my circle of friends back together ASAP for some long-missed laughter like only we can do!

  3. I'm so sorry for your loss - and the words you wrote are so true. Never take anybody or anything for granted because they (or even you) can be gone tomorrow. It's a hard thing to remember, and this post was a fantastic reminder.

  4. I have never done a tried-and-true girls weekend and I have no good explanation! Looks like SO much fun.

  5. I love that you girls have stayed friends all these years. That is very rare and special. Congratulations on 10 years. We just celebrated our 14th. It just keeps getting better! And you are right, we never know what is in store. So sorry to hear the news of your friend's passing.

  6. love this post heather. Thanks for sharing these aspects of your life. :) hope, love and hugs to you.

  7. Thank you all for your kind thoughts and words. Just remember to take time for everyone important in your life and tell them what they mean to you.

  8. So true, Heather...all of of us has on earth is today. Hugs.

  9. I hope you had a great anniversary! Happy 10 years my friend!


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