G is for Girlfriends

I have four girlfriends that I’ve known for most of my life. Three I met freshman year of high school, the third I met in sixth grade. I might have met that one sooner but she used to throw dirt balls at me whenever I rode my bike past her house. I think she was jealous of my green bike with the banana seat and the sissy bar but that’s a whole other story. Anyway, after being inseparable through high school, we all went off to college or jobs then life took over and BAM it’s almost 40 years later.

One night, when I couldn’t sleep, I took inventory of our collective lives. These are some of the things I came up with:

Between us we have about 18 years of college.Two of us work in education, one in nursing and two in finance.

We’ve had a total of 5 weddings but only four of us have been married. Two of us have been divorced, one remarried and one widowed.

Between us we have 12 beautiful children including a sweet little girl who was adopted from Guatemala.

Two of us have traveled to Europe, four to Bermuda, and two to Mexico and of course we all love “The Shore” because we are, after all, Jersey girls!

We’ve had our triumphs and we’ve had losses and we have loved and supported each other through all of it. When I tell people that I still have the same girlfriends that I had in high school sometimes they’re impressed. I’m impressed too because the older we get the harded it’s become to keep in touch. But we have and I’m proud of that.

Girlfriends rock!


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