Thursday, February 9, 2012

My Transformation

I met my good friend Kaye for lunch today.  I needed some time with an old friend, and we have been friends our whole lives.  There is something so comforting about friendship.  Family is there because of blood, friends are there because they want to be.  Our friendship has seen many ups and downs, and many highs and lows.  Kaye has seen me at my best and at my worst.......and we're still friends!

My  mom and Kay's grandmother were actually distant cousins.......Kaye and I do look alike. And she loves to tell anyone who asks, that I am the oldest.  Ha,ha! Kaye and her late husband owned a house at the was paradise.  My whole family at some time  or other spent time with Kaye and Ron at the beach.  Losing Ron, was like losing a brother.

But time moved on, and Kaye found Jamie.....and they moved to Birmingham a couple years ago!
So now, my friend is only about an hour and half away instead of five......and life is good.  These days we spend together are incredible.....we laugh alot, and sometimes we cry.  Today not only did we have lunch, but then we got out hair cut!  We both use the same hair stylist.  It was truly a girly day. And we have decided that next month, we will treat ourselves to a facial.  

For me, today was transformation.  Since Christmas, I have spent a lot of time seeing doctors and getting tests,  I needed fluff, I needed to look better......and tonight the magic of looking better makes me feel better.  If you have a friend you haven't seen in awhile, give them a call.....send them a note......I can tell you there is magic in connections with friends.  


  1. I have a friend like that. We've been best friends since we were 12. About 9 or so years ago she needed to move to a place that was on the recommended list of areas that would be good for her autistic son to go to school. She choose where I live so we could be living in the same city again. She is the person who stayed with my Mom (who was physically unable to attend) when we interred my Dad. When she thought her Mom was passing she called me and I stayed with them until she had passed and then some. Thick and thin, good times and bad...those are the friends that pass the test of time.

    Happy Day for you both...hugs~

  2. May you have many more fun girly days with great friends! Take care

  3. Sounds like it is exactly what the doctor ordered! So glad you met up with a good friend and just pampered yourself for the day. I'm long over due!

  4. I'm glad you took some time out just for you. Friends are so precious.

  5. So true! I get to see almost all of my family in a couple of weeks...reconnecting in person with them is something I look forward to. The familiarity of an old friend is even better when they're your family too!