I've been super lucky recently to reconnect with old friends while visiting London & Adelaide. Having moved several times in 30 years, there is something special about time spent with those who knew you then & love you now (especially when the "then" was a loud & over-excitable pre-teen!)
Kelly & Julie are no exception. These lovely ladies have known me since primary & middle school respectively - which means they have seen me through many hair styles & fashion fads, right up to walking down the aisle with Nate.
Most memorably, between my teen-hood & adulthood, we backpacked together through parts of Germany. Out of 5 months of Euro travels, the time spent with them is still one of my all time favorites. (And not just because I got to sport some of my most colorful knitted wardrobe items! I clearly feared getting lost & freezing to death in the Berlin night).
Berlin, Germany 2002
These are the friends that can make me laugh till I pee my pants, and then switch gears & challenge me to think about the world differently. Their brains wave hello to mine from a VERY far distance! And they are always gracious & kind in spending time with me.
When our paths crossed recently in London, & we could make a dinner date, I was thrilled. They hadn't changed a bit, just as you would hope with dear friends. Yet their lives were new & different, just as you would dream for dear friends.
London, UK 2011