Yep, you read that right. BUT! They dated in MIDDLE SCHOOL, so that’s why it’s not “so weird” like most people think it is… well, some people still think it’s weird… but whatever.. it’s not to us and that’s all that matters, right?
Anyway, moving on… today was a rough day for me because we had to say goodbye. I was going to wait a bit before writing this entry because I knew I’d probably cry the entire time…. and I was right. But I figured the post would be more heart-felt and genuine if I wrote it while I was bawling my eyeballs out.
Through the years, I haven’t really had too many best friends that I really connected to.. Actually, I can count on one hand how many REAL best friends I’ve had in my entire life.
I’m happy to say that Jenelle is one of them and always will be. The number one reason is because she’s Emmy’s “daddy”.
Okay, well.. not biologically, but she was the one that drove me to the hospital, was there for me during labor, helped me through labor, cut Emmy’s cord and she was the first person (other than me) to hold her 🙂 … Where was my husband? At work. So, Jenelle stepped in 🙂
To this day, having Jenelle there on such an amazing day has made a special bond between us… and not to mention, the unique bond between Jenelle and Emmy.
We’ve had SO MANY great memories together and I could keep you here all day showing you pictures (we both like to take a ton of pictures) of us and our kids. But, don’t worry, I won’t. Ain’t nobody got time fo dat.
This is the first time we hung out and shared things that you’d only share with close friends. Guns.
Okay, well, we shared more intimate details of our lives as well… but, yay GUNS! The other stuff is private. So, back off. You’ll have to leave ALL that to your imaginations.
this was taken in Vegas at the live taping of the Lionel Richie and Friends concert. It was part of Jenelle’s birthday present that I surprised her with that year 🙂 I bought the tickets thinking it was just a Lady Antebellum concert (it came up when I searched their name…), but it was actually the Lionel Richie thing. It actually turned out to be a deal because there were a ton of other country artists there that we both loved. We tried to find some of them in the casinos after the show, but that was a fail 😛 But it was still fun!
There are many more pictures I could show you from that trip (we also went to San Diego), but I thought I’d share some pictures from other memories that mean just as much to me. Oh, and here come the tears again.
Seriously, walking with this girl (and going to the GYM) made it fun. And that right there is amazing because anyone that knows me, knows that I hate walking and hate the gym. But, for whatever reason, whenever we’d walk somewhere, I felt like I could walk for days.
She is an amazing motivator and inspiration. She kept me going and helped me get from my fatso-self, to my not-so-fatso-self.
Speaking of fatso…. look how much we’ve BOTH changed!
Anyway, this is getting long. I’ll wrap it up! Since you’re probably reading this Jenelle, this is for you!
I just wanted to say thank you for everything you’ve ever done for me and my family. You’ve been there for me through the ups and downs (ahh crap.. now that song’s stuck in my head…. God gave me you for the ups and downs… God gave me you for the days of doubt… :P). Thank you for being there for my kids and treating them like they were your own. Thank you for being the sister that I never had.. And thank you from the bottom of my heart for loving me for who I am.. and siding with me when it comes to arguing with Buck 😛
I will miss you everyday and love you always. I can’t wait to come visit you, Jeff and the kids (teeheehee) in Georgia someday!
I love you!!