My job has serious perks – one being that you get to spend time with your friends that you otherwise wouldn’t normally get to see so often. Jamie and I met in collage — Eastern Illinois University — many years ago. We lived across the hall from each other as sorority sisters and practically spent every waking moment together. It’s crazy how much life changes when you grow up, start having a family and some move away. I consider this part of your life bittersweet. You meet the love of your life, marry, have children and have your own little life. On the flip side, your best friends also do the same. You lose time with them, catching up doesn’t happen as often, and visits are few and far between. I will say that Jamie has remained one of my best friends through what I call “real life.” We are ok with scattered visits, quick phone calls and funny text messages. Our lives have changed, but our friendship has not. For that, I am thankful.
Here they are, all 4.5 of them! I am so happy for them as they begin the journey as a family of five.