Getting together for one of our reunions & our 40th birthdays
BFFL is the new term for best friends for life. Kids sign off on birthday cards and texts with this acronym. My girls just assume they will be friends for life with their closest friends because I am. I hope they are. That would be wonderful! Many of my friends have known each other since elementary school. My friends are the ones that got me through the peer pressure years of high school where we all were part of "Club Goody Two Shoes!" Not everyone was happy when we showed up at parties in high school. We were class officers, in honor society, prom queens, homecoming queens and presidents, vice-presidents, and officers of clubs- thus the nickname. We were the field hockey team that had fun but weren't that competitive. If we knocked someone down on the other team we would stop to help them up. We didn't always have it easy. There were eating disorders, tragic deaths of peers and parents, and the usual teenage stuff. But we watched each other's backs and no one felt peer pressured to do anything we didn't want to do because we had each other.
|A few of us were together even back in 4th grade!|
We love Summers because we get to catch up with our friends that don't live in town with us. We see best friends for long fun days at the beach, exploring Rockport or just going mini golfing for the afternoon. We meet up with others for our annual camping trip or New Years Eve. Birthday parties, the Bolton Fair, baby showers and back yard get togethers are all excuses to see one another. Sometimes we all go apple picking together or have a potluck dinner at one of our houses. We try to do family days and couples nights out mixed in with a few ladies nights here and there. Wish we could fit it in more often! Life is busy with all of us and our kids many different schedules. Our friendships are strong and when our kids are grown up we will still get together because we are best friends for life. A sneak peak into some of our get togethers...
Love you all. And I love that our children all love each other too!