This is what my Saturday afternoon looked like.
One of THE biggest surprises of my life.
Cathi texted me last Thursday to ask how far away from Marist College I was. She asked me if I was working. We went back and forth about life, kids and college. Then, we went about our day.
APPARENTLY, on her end, there were texts going back and forth that said, "Road Trip?"
Saturday at the salon is always busy.
The Saturday before Thanksgiving is mayhem.
These women came up to surprise ME.
Well, you know already the staff at the salon is over the top awesome. Taking turns, Kathy, my fellow Long Island girl, Leslie and Nicole ran the front desk for almost an hour so we could go out to lunch and catch up.
So. Much. Laughter.
We called our friend, Jean, who lives in California so she could be part of the fun. We wanted to Facetime her, but alas, it didn't work. Sharon lives in California too, so it was QUITE the shock to see her face so soon after our reunion.
We are women who have held each other up through heartache, through acne, through college, through marriage, through kids, through divorce, through death, through all the trials that this miraculous event called life gives us.
We have grown up into amazing women with such interesting lives. Each one of us is a shining star.
I wish I could have been part of the road trip, because I can only imagine what else Dr. Susan could have taught me...
These are not the everyday friends you have through work or from the neighborhood.
These are the friends from WAY back when. Who know some of your deepest fears and dreams and secrets because they lived through them WITH you, as teenagers, those angst filled days. Time and distance melts away when you are with the people who "knew you when."
THANK YOU Girls! Oh. My. God. I wish you each the same kind of beautiful surprise in your own lives. I get teary eyes just thinking about it.
ALL LOVE to Bonnie, Cathi, Cindy, Sharon and Susan.
ALL LOVE to Jean and Amy who joined us all this morning via a group message gone mad.
PS - JEAN gets song credit. I asked. She answered.
And you know where ever I am,
I'll come running...