Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Tomorrow my life-long friend is coming for a visit.  Too many people throw around the phrase life-long friend.  They typically mean someone that they have known from early childhood.  In some cases they may have even known the person before kindergarten.  While that is a long time I challenge the statement of "life-long".

Not to brag...but mine is a true life-long friendship.  It acually started in-utero.  Our mothers were friends before we were born.  They were friends before they were married.  Friends before their pregnancies. 

Once roommates they ended up loosing touch after one moved across the country.  After moving back years later they ended up running into each other on the street both pregnant by this time.  Our mothers started up their friendship again supporting each other throughout their pregnancies. 

On the day of my birth my Mom called up my friend's Mom to see how she was doing.  When she called she found out that she had actually gone to the hospital; she was in labor.  Not long after making that phone call my Mom went into labor.

My Mom ended up in the same delivery room as her friend.

We were born on the same day...40 minutes apart.

We grew up together.  Even though we went to different schools and had different circles of friends we had a special friendship that has lasted through the years.

I have been lucky to have her in my life.   She has two beautiful twin girls that mean the world to her.  They have had their struggles.  Born premature they needed extra TLC from the beginning.  When one of her girls developed liver problems and needed a liver transplant she handled everything with an amazing inner strength.  She had to struggle through long days and nights, numerous trips to the hospital, and watching her little one go through multiple procedures.  She is the strongest person I know and I hope I can be half the mother she has become.

Last week she called and let me know that she was making a surprise visit to see me and baby girl this week.  I didn't realize how much I missed her until I knew she was coming.

I want her to meet my baby. 

I want to hug her. 

I want my best friend.

Our friendship has evolved over the years.  We are no longer the girls that used to sing stupid songs, fall off chairs, and spin around until we touch hands.  We are mother's and have our own girls now.  While they won't be able to say they are life-long friends I hope we can raise them as special friends.  Friends that don't necessarily need to talk or see each other everyday.  Friends that will be there no matter what, no matter the distance, no matter how much time has gone by.

Kristie (you will always be Kristie to me) thank you for planning this trip.  I love you and can't wait to see you tomorrow. 

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