My friends, Stephanie and Vanessa, came to visit recently and it was as if no time had ever passed between us. I love friends like that.
Stephanie and Vanessa saved my life one summer. I was heartbroken from a breakup, didn’t have many friends at home that I wanted to go into great detail with about it, and, in general, I was just feeling pretty desolate. I went to see my mom’s best friend and my dear friend, too~Sis B~to get some time away. That’s when I met Stephanie and Vanessa.
I’ve loved them ever since.
Now, so many years have passed, we’re all married with kids and getting…older. But, nothing has changed between us. We’re the same silly girls we always were.
Tosha, Stephanie & Vanessa
It was fun seeing my family get attached to them too. I’m pretty sure my kids will never forget some of the crazy conversations we all had together.
Did a little shopping and came across some valuable items…these wonderful adhesives, for example.
We ran into Honey Boo Boo along the way.
Stephanie had one agenda (besides visiting, that is): GO TO WHITE CASTLE. Yes, you read that right.
Being the supportive friends we are, we obliged. With minimal lip.
Okay, she also had one more agenda: Cracker Barrel.
The kids were THRILLED with that turn of events.
Nate and Stephanie bonded over documentaries.
Vanessa and I were asked if we’re sisters. No, we’re not. She IS, however, my ex-sister-in-law’s brother’s wife.
Before that, though, she was my friend. And I’d totally claim her as a sister.
A preview of us in 40 years.
We took a little scenic drive by Minnehaha and Hiawatha.
Sadly, all the beautiful leaves are gone. It happened about 3 weeks ago. But there’s a stark beauty about this…
The last day…sniff.
I’m so grateful for true friends. There’s nothing in the world like them.