Monday, August 4, 2008
For those of you who know me quite well know that my very best friend in the world in Carolina. We met the first day 5th grade, waaaayyy back in 1986. My life changed the day I met her....we've been best friends now for over 22 years!!! Carolina's dad was in the Air Force, so they only lived in our town for 3 short years, but that hasn't stopped us from keeping in touch since she moved away. Her parents were my "other" mom and dad, and took me under their wing and help raise me, since my parents were going through a divorce and life was a little unstable at my house.
Over the years, Carolina and I have managed to see each other once or twicw a year, and every time we get together we pick right up where we left off. We never went to the same high school, the same college, lived in the same town after she moved, or had the same set of friends.....but somehow or other we are as close today as we were back when we were 12.
I just finished spending the week with Carolina and her family in Destin, FL. We met up in Destin and rented a house with 2 other families that we are all now friends with, and had the best week! I live for my time with Carolina, and the other families that we vacation with. We all have kids about the same age, so the kids have a blast and the adults have an awesome time too!
A bible verse comes to mind when I think about my best friend...Proverbs 18:24 says ," A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." I used to wonder why God never gave me a sister, but now I realize that I couldn't love a sister more than I do Carolina! When I think about the times I have laughed the hardest, it's been with her! Thank you Lord, for all of my amazing friends you have given me!!!