Sunday, March 13, 2011

30 Day Facebook Photo Challenge

Day 2
A picture of the person you have been closest with the longest

Hmmm. How do I pick just one?  Growing up both an Air Force brat and always with a village of family around (both related and unrelated), I find it difficult to name just one person.  Especially given the fact that the words "closest" and "longest" don't necessarily go hand-in-hand for me.  I believe you can know someone for only a short while but feel you have known them forever.

SO.  I'm gonna tweak this one a bit...

My Bridesmaids
I had NINE!
3 sisters, 2 sister-in-laws, 1 cousin, and 3 friends

A Classy Bunch

My Sisters know me the most.  They know EVERY part of me, EVERY mood, EVERY story, EVERY annoying habit, EVERYthing there is to know.  They are the closest to me.

My Sister-in-Laws. 
I've known them the shortest amount of time.  However, it's as if my brother, Brandon, found a woman most like me and my husband found a woman with characteristics most like his sister.  I think they "get" me in a way that doesn't need time.  And I am so blessed to have them in my life because they bring another dimension to the world around me that may have remained dormant without them.

My Cousin, Andrea
My cousin has known me the longest, literally my entire life.  Most of my childhood memories include her loving and tormenting me the way any older sister would.  She knows me like no other.

My friend, Trisha.
My friend, Jamie
My friends.  I've known Trisha since I was 6 and Jamie since I was 10.  Trisha and Jamie, distance definitely does NOT damage the kind of sisterhood we have.  They are the kind of friends that are the "pick right up where we left off" kind of friends.  As if NO time has ever passed.

My Friend, Desi
And then we have my friend, my mentor, my sister Desi.  I've known her since March 1999, only 12 years.  But with Desi, NO words need to be spoken.  We just look at each other and know. 

My Wedding was the first time I had ALL of my Ladies in one room at the same time.  I cherish each and every one of them and am so blessed and proud to be able to call them ALL my


Da Abernathy's said...

I love YOU, too much, Sister of mine!

Jamie said...

Awe, so sweet! I am sooo lucky to have you in my life! Friends come and go...but you are like my sister who will be around forever! I love you Les!

Toni said...

I'm still sad that I missed your big day :(

Rebecca Meyers said...

Great post! Beautiful girls!!