Ahhhhhhhhhhh (the sound of relaxation)!!!!! I finally got some rest this weekend. Mind,body,and soul. On Friday my roommates, G, Jim, and Strano and I traveled up to the Hampton’s to visit our other, very pregnant roommate P. I know, what a hardship, going to the Hampton’s and staying for free. It doesn’t sound very relaxing traveling that far for a short weekend, but you need to understand what these people mean to me.
None of us were able to make it up there (except for G) over the winter, for one reason or another (Snow, surgery, horrific life events (love you Jim), work, etc.). I missed her baby shower because of my surgery and snow. I missed a lot due to my surgery. These people that I mentioned, with the addition of Katy (who couldn’t make it because a little one at home) are the people that feed my soul. They are the people who have made the biggest impact on my life other than family. We all met up at Bloomsburg University and ended up living together at the 2.8.7. our senior year. I must say, best.year.ever. Wildest year ever. Probably, the best year of my life thus far. (I love to use the word thus, it makes me feel so smart). These people are the glue that holds me together when I can’t do it myself. They center me. They build me up, not break me down. They would stop their lives for me if I needed anything. I can’t even begin to tell you the importance of each of these people in my life, and the depths of our relationships. G,P, and I were ALWAYS together. We had all the same classes and did EVERYTHING together. If we were seen without each other, people would ask what was wrong with the missing person. We were a unit. I lived at the 2.8.7. for a few years with some other fabulous people, (Miss you Tif – she’s another one of these people who makes my life better), but you would have thought P&G were paying roommates as often as they were there. We all have our different bonds with each other, but we all are always there for each other through thick and thin. I still am so sorry Jim, that my surgery prevented me from being there in person through your struggle, but please know I was there in spirit. We all went to Bloom, and very few of us are actually working in the field that we studied while there, but God put us all there for a reason — to meet each other. I am truly blessed to have these people in my life.
So, relaxing…..oh my goodness yes. We surprised P, which was fun, and spent the weekend just hanging out with each other. They live a stones throw from the beach, so we got to spend some time there ( got some great pics).
We we got to just be in each other’s presence. I got to sleep in past 5:30 am!!! I got to sit around without the pressures of having to do this or that. I haven’t smiled or laughed that much in a long time. P looks beautiful. No doubt she will be a fabulous mother. This was the most rest I have gotten since I returned back to work. This weekend was respite that I needed desperately and my tank isn’t on empty anymore. I am one of those people who is lucky enough to have 5 best friends (+ you Julie Hamilton even though you didn’t go to Bloom) so 6 best friends. Many people don’t have that many true friends in a lifetime. Thank you God for blessing me beyond measure.
2.8.7. I love you all, thank you for being my friends.