Saturday, February 27, 2010

Once upon a time...

There are only a few people who have seen me (and i mean this physically) in all my life phases...the growing up in WA phase...the being a College student and then a Pastor in MN phase...and the being a wife and mom in TN phase.

My mom and dad.

My sister.

My brothers.

And as of tomorrow, my friend Leslie.

Needless to say I am happy to see her.

Once upon a time we used to pull out an Oreo cookie when we saw a good looking guy and we'd "twist" to see who had dibs.

Once upon a time we never called each other by our actual names...she was Gorgeous and I was Beautiful.

Once upon a time her parents were my "parents" while my actual parents lived 2000 miles away.

Once upon a time I put on quite a lovely (I actually wore it several times, it actually was pretty...and trust me, that is rare) bridesmaid dress and had the privilege of standing up in her wedding.

Once upon a time she met me in an airport when I was flying to Rome just to give me a hug. (pre-heavy security days when people could come to the gate)

Once upon a time she helped me decorate endlessly huge white walls in a college dorm when she knew no one but me.

and as of tomorrow...I will be able to say

Once upon a time I introduced my dear friend to my baby and showed her around my town "Nashville".

Now won't that be something. Just one more entry in the time line of a dear friendship.


Mrs.M said...

I love this. Love it.

Your posts lately make me happy. Suuuuuper happy. :)

Katie Beth said...

Love this post, Jamie. :) Enjoy your time with your dear friend. I so miss having old friends like that!

Cherish said...

What an amazing gift to have a friend that has been there through so many stages in your life!! That is incredible!! Your posts make me smile!

Beth said...

How nice!

O My Blog! said...

That's awesome that you have old friends to share your life with!


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