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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Fun Monday....the best friend version.


This weeks Fun Monday is hosted by Willowtree and his request this week is this

"Tell us about your best friend. Particularly things like: where you first met, how long you've been friends and why you think you are best friends"

Of course I would say that Kelly my husband is my best friend but willowtree says that's to easy and doesn't count. So my closest friend would be Hannah. I we were best friends when we were younger but we don't really use that term anymore. She is like family to me.

I met her when we first moved to Portland when I was 13, she was just turning 10 and I remember her being upset because she didn't want to be double digits....it was cute. We do have a pretty good span in age or at least it was back then but we never really saw it that way.

For years we were pretty much inseperable as friends anytime we were not at school we were doing something together. Here we were her in the red shirt she was 12 (I think) and me with the crazy hair was 15 (again I think). We have always been really close to each others families as well and she called my parents mom and dad. When she would go to camp every year I would go over to her moms house and visit with her alot during the day in the summer. Her brothers, her and I would go to movies together, especially her brother Nathan who was my age.


The only person who ever got in the middle of our relationship was Kelly. When we started dating she was upset because I spent more time with him then her. But we were still best friends and she was involved with alot of things we did together any type of group things we did. She grew to like Kelly but still was not happy about us being together. She worried we were getting to close and what we may be doing and thought I was growing up to fast. Which means she was the only person who really saw how things were because we did do things we shouldn't have. She was the first person we told when we decided we were getting going to get married and she was happy for us. She was of course my Maid of Honor when we got married! I mean who else would I have chosen? I loved her like a sister.

Here she is walking down the aisle with Kelly's best man Ed (I called him Edweird). He was also younger then us by about a year or 2 Kelly would have to remind me on that. Hmmm I will eventually tell about our wedding but we are getting so close to our anniversary in August (the 27th) that I think I will save it until then. I was not happy about Ed being in our wedding and Kelly knew that but its okay. Like I said I might share that later on.

After Kelly and I got married we moved to Arizona and Hannah and I sent letters and talked on the phone a lot during that time. When we came back I still visited her a lot but things had changed a bit while we were gone. I had gotten married and had a baby so I'd kind of grown up a little. She was still in high school so the age difference was showing there for a while and we had a few years of only sporadic get toghethers and I hated it but it was hard to do things because I had all the kids and they were so little and she was still young and had no resposibilities yet.

When I was pregnant with Madison she got married to Eric her high school sweatheart. They were pretty young I think just 20 when they got married and we got back into more regular contact with each other. 2 years ago she found out she was pregnant with Emily and we really started to have get together more. We had something in common and we were back to one part of our relationship we had earlier where I was a little older so had been through things already and was there for questions she had. We talked about her pregnancy and mine. When the little Emmy came we discussed breastfeeding and diapers and many other things. Including being a stay home mommy to her baby girl. When Emily started having some medical issues we talked a lot because I had some experience with that will my kids. She even started seeing the same dr as we do including one of their specialists.

Last year she had Simon her little boy and we talked about boy baby issues.

I am so glad we have been able to get back to our friendship it is a little different then when we were kids but in a way the same. We have both grown up alot. I still consider her family and think of her as a sister. Her kids I consider my neice and nephew and we refer to me as Aunt Terri.

I love watching her with her kids because wether or not she agrees I think she is an awesome mommy. As some of you know we are getting ready to move in a few weeks and this is probably the person I will miss the most. She is the only person I told that I cried when I told her. I won't let our relationship get away from us again though. I'm older now and I have other long distance relationships with friends out of state that I am still very close to so I know I can. I will come back to Portland to visit people and she will always be at the top of my list of people to see. Also we will talk on the phone and computers and she has been given instructions that I expect regular pics of her and the kids so I can see them growing when I'm not there.

29 people had something to say:

mjd said...

You have written a sweet post about your friend. I especially like your first picture depicting friends forever.

ChrisB said...

I can only see the last picture at the moment (this always seems to happen to me) but I will come back and I know they will then be up. Anyway I enjoyed reading about your friendship with Hannah. I can see why you love her like a sister.

Debs said...

Great pics! Your post is written so lovingly about your BF.

I hope your move won't be too complicated. I hate moving!

elena jane said...

what a great friendship, it's lucky you were able to bring it back too, it's hard when we move on and change. i hope you will continue to be BF! :)

Beccy said...

I love how you described the up and downs of your friendship. You have one true friendship there that distance will never break up.

Jodi said...

It's the sign of a true friendship when you can go through all the trials and still remain close friends! Happy Monday!

Beckie said...

What a nice post! I guess I took the easy way out, but I don't really have a lot of friends besides Hubs.

I like the first pic too! Your hair is great!

Anonymous said...

There are friends, who one has.

But then there is a best friend – and such a person is part of the heart, as you have so clearly shown in your wonderful post and very good photo’s too.


Peter

Joy T. said...

I love that first picture. There's nothing cuter than two young girls posing for a picture. It sounds like your friendship has lasted through a lot and will continue to do so. You both are very lucky.

susan said...

A friendship that can endure all the ups and downs that life throws at us is a true friendship indeed.

Kaytabug said...

NO matter the distance... the 2 of you will always be Best Friends! A great post, enjoyed the story. I hate moving, the thing I hate the most is saying farewell to friends!

Robocop said...

I hope that nothing comes between your friendship after you move.

JennieBoo said...

True friends are a joy and privledge many take for granted. Kudos to you for having such a special and wonderful friend!

"Friends are the family we choose."

Happy Monday!

Amy W said...

I am sure you guys will keep in touch!

I cheated and picked my husband...I do have to sleep with him tonight.

Melanie said...

What a great friendship story! It's wonderful to have an "old" friend who's been through so much with you.

wolfbaby said...

aww how sweet

so sad that you are moving away though..

HeiressChild said...

hi terri, what a beautiful sharing of two best friends. my best friend and i have been friends for 40 yrs. wow, ok, so i'm telling my age a bit, but we've been thru everything together and know each other's families also. there's no one like her. she's closer to me than my real sister.

Tiggerlane said...

You are right to do your best never to lose touch again - a friendship that has lastest that long deserves a chance to last forever.

What a beautiful story of your friend - thanks for sharing.

willowtree said...

Cheap phone calls and the Internet make it much easier to maintain a long distance friendship these days. You won't have a problem.

Pamela said...

she can vacation in Alaska.... come to think of it I WOULD LIKE TO VACATION IN ALASKA

grin.

loved your friendship story.

theotherbear said...

Great story.
I'm sure you won't lose touch again.

Karmyn R said...

What a great friend to have - I hated moving away from my best friend (but she is only 90 minutes away). Distance never seems to make a difference with friendship though.

Steffi said...

Great post and pictures,Terri and you have a really nice friendship and I hope forever!

Janice said...

Love your post! I bet your friend really appreciates you writing this post about her!

Irene said...

You've truly found a rare treasure in Hannah. Always take care of each other. :)

Debbie said...

It is amazing how the topic of children can always bring people together.

I'm happy that your friendship was rekindled. I'll bet that you'll always keep in touch.

And it is diffult moving away from friends. It's a bitter sweet time for you right now, I imagine.

Debbie said...

Spelling and typing in above comment...baaaad! :}

Rachel said...

It's great that the two of you were able to maintain that friendship through the rough times.

mcewen said...

Well moving is one of the top three of stress inducing things that you can inflict upon yourself.
Best wishes