When you are little, you are taught to share and how to play nice with others.
When you are in your teens, you are told to be "popular" you had to be surrounded by a mass quantity of friends in order to be cool.
In college, you get to pick and choose your friends, the ones that are similar to you yet different in so many ways.
As an adult, you come to realize those good friends--the ones that cry, laugh and celebrate with you--are the keepers. They are the ones that will watch your kids get married. They are the ones you grow old with and navigate this messy thing called life.
As this blog has morphed into a diary, a-la coming of age, story, it has also come a place where I can reflect. Having a baby changes things, moving to another time zone changes things, life changes things but those truly great people in your life don't change. Some of my best and cherished friendships are the ones where we never talk on the phone but when we see each other we pick up right where we left off. Those great people are the ones that support you through a simple text or a precious handwritten note. Those people have watched me grow but we have actually grown together. I am proud of my people and you all know who are you are. Cheers to my "keepers" and know you are loved!