I have never been one for many friends. I love my own space and personal time and would much rather have a handful of friends that I truly know and love than try to balance an entourage. I also have had friends for different reasons and at different times in life. Friendship is a rollercoster. Highs and lows, close and apart. In the end who is left? Who really has your back? Who would drop everything and be present? Hopefully we all have someone in our lives like that. Even more I hope that someone considers me that person in their life.
My mom taught me what friendship is. Watching how much she valued the people close to her, cared for them, about them. As I have said countless times she is my best friend there are no words for the closeness and importance she has in my life. And the joy I feel watching her with my girls is unmeasurable.
These are the pictures of a lifetime friendship. My mom and Aunt Sally have been a part of each others lives since kindergarten. Pretty remarkable. I am so glad that I captured this time of them both together and with my girls. Smiles, giggles, laughter and wine. Memories to treasure.