And then one day, I was talking to a new friend of mine about the relationship that I have with two girls from High School, and it hit me. I love them like sisters. We may not have grown up from birth together, but I could not love them more if we were really truly related by blood.
Tish and Cha-Cha have been there for every major moment of my life from the day I turned 16 (we met on my 16th birthday) on. And even though we don't live in the same state any more, I still know that they are only a phone call away. And every phone call, we pick up right where we left off.
These two amazing women have been my sounding board when I've needed advice. Been my cheerleaders when I have exciting news. Cried with me on bad days. Drank wine with me and giggled like girls. Sipped our morning coffees and had long heart to heart discussions about life, love, and faith. With out them, I am certain that I would not be the person that I am today.
Right now, the three of us are at very different places in our life. Cha-Cha is nearly graduated from college with a degree in accounting (and I couldn't be prouder of her!!!). Tish is married and a mom of a 1 year old beautiful baby girl, who is also going to school (as if being a mom isn't enough of a full time job). And I am a pregnant, working "mom" and military wife. Three different paths, three different lives, but I could not imagine life with out them.
So Tish and Cha-Cha, I love you. You are truly a gift from God, and He has blessed me immensely with your friendship. And hopefully you guys feel the same way about me, cause uh...how embarrassing if you dont! =)
Love you both! Thank you for being my "sisters"