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