Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Relationships: High School Girlfriends

Carrie Bradshaw once wrote..."Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous."  This quote sums up the way that I feel about the relationships I have had for many years with a special group of girls from Burlingame High School.

After reading my dear friend Andrea's recent blog post about the amazing relationship that we, our high school girlfriends, have maintained over the past ten years, I began thinking about how unique and special the bond is that we have.  We have been in each others lives for so many things; first loves, going away to college, achieving lifelong dreams, deaths, starting careers, breakups, marriage, babies....the list goes on.  As old memories were stirred up, I began to think about how each of my girlfriends has affected my life and the woman that I have become and I decided I should let them know....
Julia & me

Julia - You have taught me that sometimes less is more.  You are, hands down, one of the nicest and most genuine people that I know.  Your kind and caring nature are the reasons that I love you and that so many other people do as well. 
Rachel & me

Rachel G - You have taught me to be spontaneous.  You are energetic, spunky, and fun-loving.  You are also loving, nurturing, and passionate. 

Melissa & me

Melissa - You have taught me that hard work pays off.  You left high school knowing that you wanted to be a dentist and you worked incredibly hard.  It still amazes me that you are 27 and a dentist.  What an accomplishment.  From you I learn to be goal oriented and driven but I also have learned that hard work should be followed by PLAYTIME! 

Cristina & me

Cristina - You have taught me to be more outgoing.  You are social and popular, two things that I am not always good at being.  I have never had a friend with so many friends!  You are a lover of fun and a lover of friends. 

Me, Mike, Bryce, & Kylie
 Kylie - You have taught me to nurture.  Every time I think of you my eyes fill with tears of pride.  You are a MOTHER.  You are a natural lover and caregiver.  I am overcome with happiness for you and your family.  It is so beautiful to see you as a mommy.

Rachel & me

Rachel H - You have taught me to just do what I want!  You are such an independent woman and you are always up for a challenge.  I wish I was more like you, in the sense that you get an idea or a thought in your mind and just
make it happen.  

Lindsay & me

Lindsay - You have taught me to enjoy life.  You are a lover of life, soaking up the sun and spending time outside enjoying your surroundings.  Though I do not do those things enough, from you I have learned they are important.


Kate & me

Kate - You have taught me to believe that something can happen and work hard to get the results.  It was not long ago that you started culinary school because cooking was something you enjoyed.  Look at you now... I hope all of your culinary dreams come true.  I am amazed by your drive.
Andrea & me
Andrea - You have taught me about individuality and love.  You are an eternal lover.  You love (like the song) truly, madly, and deeply.  You have also always marched to the beat of your own drum.  In a room full of high heals you don't mind being the converse.  I look to you for advice and laughs, love, inspiration, and honesty.

 To all of my high school girlfriends you have helped me become the woman I am today.  Most of all, you have taught me to love me, the me that I am right now, flaws and all and that's just fabulous.  I have learned so much and I look forward to future lessons.  I look forward to more happy times and your strength during times that are tough.  I look forward to weddings, babies and first homes.  I also look forward to finding you in times when I am down.  I can only hope that I have taught you a few things.

To my other girlfriends, family, and loved ones, you are not forgotten and will be blogged about in another installment of "Relationships."

Now playing... Strawberry Wine by Deana Carter

1 comment:

  1. Danes~
    You have taught me to be determined and to stand for what I believe in. You have such a big heart and strong values and I'm very fortunate to have you in my life. I love you!