They laughed together. They cried together. They grew up together. They shared their wardrobes, dreams, fears, and goals in life---all while sharing the most amazing college experiences, too. They spent an obscene amounts of time together, analyzing the world/boys/school/life. And of course, they took an absurd number of pictures, to document their memories.
Then something crazy happened: they started getting big girl jobs, wearing diamonds on their ring fingers, dressing up in bridesmaid dresses, and [GASP!] moving to pursue their dreams. The Terrific Trio transitioned into life's next phase slowly but surely.
Well, this weekend the 1/3 of the terrific trio is moving halfway across the country for a wonderful boy and a new job. I have known about this move for a while now, but didn't know how to put into words my feelings and emotions. On one hand, of course, I am happy and excited with my entire heart that she is following her heart and going to a place that I KNOW will make her completely happy! On the other hand, I am selfishly sad. I will miss her. And always having her 15 minutes away, gave me a false pretense that this is how things were always going to be.
But I have to keep reminding myself that the story of our friendship will continue. And it will only be enhanced by emails, phone calls, and many flights :) There will be many more years of laughter, memories, and pictures to follow! I see many trips to FLOrida in my future and I cannot wait! :)
And speaking of pictures, we are spending this entire weekend with Molly before she moves, so I will definitely be back with more pictures next week!