She is the most beautiful girl I know - and I don't mean just physically (although she is gorgeous!) She is wonderful inside and out, and although sometimes being around really beautiful people can make your own self esteem take a hit, that is not the case with her. I feel better about myself when I am around her because that is the type of person she it. You want to know what other type of person she is? She is the type of person who you can stay up all night with working on crafty stuff, and not feel tired (ok, maybe a little tired, but it's that fun goofy kind of tired, not the omigosh-I-have-to-get-in-bed-or-I-am-going-to-fall-asleep-right-here tired.) She is so talented and creative and she doesn't even care when I totally copy her ideas! Plus, she copies mine! And she's also the type of person that knows you can be a total b****, and loves you anyway.
Amy (her creative life is private)
Amy is the friend that I have kept in touch with the longest. We've been friends since we were 8. (I think... it might be 7 or 9 though.) We've been through it all, jr. high, high school, college, ups and downs, ins and outs, and despite it all, we still like each other. And the crazy thing is, after all these years, she still knows me like she did when we were little - and even more than that, it's so crazy that we are still able to relate to each other because we are going through the same things now being wives and mothers and moving to crazy places and stuff like that. I couldn't have a better 20+ year friendship. (Yikes! Has it been that long??)
Jennie (truly beautiful (and not much) mess)
We only met a few years ago when our husbands were attending the same school in Glendale, AZ. I think we became good friends when she asked me to watch her daughter while she went to a doctor's appointment. This girl is such an example to me. I really think she is one of the bravest girls I know. When she has hard times, she doesn't hesitate to ask for help. When everything is all better again, she turns around and pays it forward. She's also a very talented and creative seamstress. She might try to tell you differently, but don't listen - she's amazing! Plus she comments on my blog a lot and makes me feel good!
So, there is my little tribute for a few of my friends I have been especially grateful lately. And if you didn't make the post, it's not because I don't love and appreciate you, it's because I have too many really wonderful friends to blog about all of them right now