Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Two Loves of my Life!

10th Grade (2004) at the Hartford Fair

Jake Murphy's Wedding 2010
I have been so lucky to have some of the greatest people be a part of my life. When I was a little girl, more specifically in Mrs. Monforts' first grade class, I met two girls that would change my life forever, Mariah and Genny. Now being 6 years old at the time I don't think any of us realized what we were exactly getting ourselves into. I had just moved to Sunbury, OH the year before and went to a different kindergarten, so I had no idea who anyone was or where anything was on my first day. Thankfully Mrs. Monfort understood that and asked the class for a volunteer to show me around the school. In true Genny fashion, she raised her hand and said she would show me around but she wanted to know if Mariah could come too. At that time they thought I was a weirdo, I was wearing my little pink dress and my mom had put my hair up all cute for the first day of school, and they both were wearing overalls and probably had ponytails in. I was definitely the odd man out, but they soon grew to love me. That day I first met the two girls that would be my best friends for 16 plus years
Spring Break 2009

The day I realized that Genny was my best friend was the day I forgot to wear my Halloween shirt to school. As a class art project we had decorated a shirt to wear on Halloween and I completely forgot to wear mine. When I saw Genny wearing hers on the bus I began to cry because I was so nervous that I would get into trouble. Genny said that if I got into trouble she would switch shirts with me so I could wear hers. That act of kindness touched my little first grade heart and I knew our friendship was going to be a great one.

I don't think there was ever a particular moment that I knew Mariah was my best friend, I just knew that she was my favorite person to be around. We were kindred spirits right from the start. She was the funniest person I had ever met and could always make me laugh, she also loved everything I loved! Not to mention she would always come up with the funniest games. Mostly we loved to play twister when it was a overcast day, which was us running around pretending that a twister was coming.

Mariah, Genny and I had such a great childhood together. We were always laughing and playing, or walking to each others houses. I look back at my childhood with such fond memories, mainly because of them. We remained best friends all through Middle School, High School,  and College.

High School Graduation 2007
I recently moved to California and I find myself missing them so much. My favorite times is when we would just lay around and watch TV and eat Donatos Pizza. Its so hard that I can't just call them up and see if they want to go grab lunch, or come watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians. But I know that we will remain best friends for the rest of our lives, I've never had to worry about a time in my life where I wouldn't have them. I know they would be by my side in an instant if I needed them to.

I was just reminiscing about those two because Monday was Genny's birthday and Mariah just passed her boards to be a Nurse! I am so proud of both of them. They are the greatest women I know and are both destined for a wonderful life. I know if the 3 of us are together, which we will be, all of us will be very happy.

Mariah's 21st Birthday 2010
Halloween 2010

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