Have you ever had a once in a lifetime kind of friendship?
The kind of friendship that when referring to each other as "close friend" or "best friend" trivializes the friendship, because in actuality, it is on such a deeper level than those words convey.
The kind of friendship that when you send out an e-mail to only family members she's the only friend included also.
The kind of friendship where you become each others family. And not only is this friend family to me, but my family considers her part of our extended family. And you know each others aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.
The kind of friendship where you don't need to do a thing when around each other because all you want to do is sit and talk.
The kind of friendship when you have piles... no, mounds of dirt on each other.
The kind of friendship that you have an 'anniversary' of the day you met... because it was a life changing day.
The kind of friendship where you know that if they were the opposite sex you could spend the rest of your life with them.
The kind of friendship when you know that it doesn't matter where life takes you or how long you go without talking, your friendship will never weaken.
That kind of friendship.
Renee drove out from Nashville last week to spend a few "girls only" days together. As much as we love our men, it was nice not having either of them around - it was just her and I, like old times.
ate pizza for dinner 2 nights in a row
ran around my house thinking up decorating ideas
drank 6 bottles of wine in 2 nights
awoke with headaches
sipped morning coffee on my rocking chairs
stayed up to 1:30am just talking
took Cali on walks at Ramsey Creek Park, Jetton State Park and Latta Plantation
relaxed on a bench swing overlooking the lake
sat on the sand and watched the water crash into the shoreline
picnicked in my backyard
people watched in Birkdale Village
had lunch on the lake
talked, talked and talked!
Renee's good friend from high school lives near me, so we all met up for lunch.
The most amazingly wrapped house warming gift ever! A crazy handmade card, including a drawing, is standard from Renee. It's hard to imagine, but what's inside is even better than the outside!
Renee's visit was full of quality together time. She is, easily, my favorite person on earth, therefore I just adore and cherish every minute when we're together.