So, I have been meaning to catch up on blogging for a week, but this past week was rather chaotic. Last week I had the pleasure of spending 4 nights with my childhood/high school best friends. It was so much fun! The quaint Cape Cod landscape added to the enjoyment, but the company was unbeatable. I really don't think I have laughed that much in a long time. There was a certain luxury in being without children for several days; it allowed for no schedule, no time lines, and no stress. We ate breakfast on the deck at 10 AM in our PJ'S! What is better? But what I enjoyed most was that a single word or phrase could spark a stream of vivid memories that had buried themselves into the deep recesses of my mind. Moments from 20 years ago were a clear as if they were weeks ago. This provided much amusement.
I am fortunate to have 4 incredible friends - each so very different, yet wonderful. Sometimes I wonder if our differences are what make us so close; do we seek in each other what is missing in ourselves? I know I admire Holly's unabashed individuality, Melanie's serenity, Alyssa's compassion and Kim's genuine likability. We each bring to the friendship something unique - we each embrace each other wholeheartedly, flaws and all. Our differences are just facts, not worthy of examination or judgement. There are not many places in life that we can exist free from the fear of judgement, which is sad. But for 5 days on the Cape, we erased time and remembered how important our connection is. Thanks to my wonderful husband for helping to make it all happen. Girls - I already miss you. :)