Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Company You Keep

I've heard it said that the older you get, you'll realize "true" friends are few and far between. You know, it's those people you may as well consider family because you're completely YOU when you're around them. They've seen the good, the bad, the ugly and everything in between. I consider myself very lucky to have a healthy number of true friends. I don't kno why they keep coming back for more, but they do!

One of those true friends is Jordan, whom I've known since we were 12 years old and in the 7th grade. I haven't seen Jordan since her wedding 2 years ago, and I was SOOO excited when she told me that she was bringing her family in for a visit. She stopped by for one night with husband and baby in tow, and it was wonderful to visit with them. We had just enough time to eat dinner and gab with our husbands for a while before bed. It was too short, but I'm so glad they came through town!

Jordan and I have matured into full-blown women and mothers now, but when I'm with her I feel like I'm 12 again. Not that I'm squealing about cute boys or making a fool of myself at the mall. No, we're perfectly normal 30 year olds now. We spent a healthy amount of time talking about pregnacy, baby routines, baby poop, baby products, baby get the picture. I just mean that being with Jordan makes me feel like I'm the same middle schooler, like nothing has changed, like no time has passed at all. We slide back into being easy friends like the girls were so many years ago. I'm not even sure I can accuratly describe the feeling of comfort that brings to me.

Thank you to Jordan and to all my precious friends for filling my life with joy!


Brian & Judi said...

Hello dear Stace! Just a little least from my point of view... once we had Tory..our friend base changed...looking back, I didn't realize it at the time. It was very unintentional...just who we felt most at ease with. Our friends from early Tory/Keirsten childhood are our friends now...we met them ... well..I met them at church..since U. Brian is not the church goer! Our kids grew together..even though at different schools - - and are friends now..attending each others weddings!! gotta calls.

Jennifer {ooh la la} said...

Great post - as always!