To My Dear Girlfriends,
Nothing is quite the same as the relationship a woman has with her friends. The two of you are truly my chosen family. Spending time with you today reminded me that I am a person, a woman, an adult, with my own history, desires, and interests.
We have been through so much together. I have known you longer than I've known my husband, after all. We've been through break-ups, make-ups, cross-city and cross-continent moves, babies, career changes, broken hearts, heartaches, triumphs of spirit.
No one knows me in the same way that you do. Our conversations are indicative of the shifting of our relationship and the shifting of our lives. Today we talked about preschools and ailing parents, lawn care and career moves. Ten years ago, we talked about crushes, cocktails, the symphony, and fashion. But whatever the topics, we remain each others' stalwart cheerleaders.
Here's to over ten years of friendship, and, I hope, fifty more.
LYLAS forever, love you (both) like a sister.