Friends are special, you all know that. My friends are no different. I’m so lucky to have four best friends. It all began in college – you know, where most great stories begin.
I was moving in to my dorm on a Saturday morning when a girl, draped in a grey blanket, came stumbling in to my room. “Please tell me you have some Tylenol”, she said. She was clearly feeling the night before and I was her only chance at feeling better. Luckily, I did have some, and we were instantly best friends.
A few weeks later, while at a party, I hurt my knee and had to wear my leg in a brace for 6 weeks. (I’m seeing a trend here – after all, University of Iowa was named one of top party schools. No shame here). I no longer could hop up in to my loft bed. Katie remembered “the girl down the hall” had a ladder, and maybe I could ask to borrow it. Hobbling in to Lindsay’s room was the beginning of our incredible friendship.
Diane and Katie went to high school together, and although she didn’t live in our dorm, we saw her a lot. She and I ended up being roommates for the remainder of college. All of my college memories include her, and all of them are great stories for another day!
Cara, the “baby” of our group, is two years younger so we didn’t meet her until we were Juniors. She pledged Katie’s sorority and instantly became a part of “us”.
We are all very fortunate to live in the Chicago area. We get together monthly for Dinner Club – where we eat, drink, reminisce and talk about life. Between us we have 30 years of marriage and 8 kids. We’ve been together for 14 years. I wouldn’t know what to do without them and am so incredibly grateful to have each in my life.
Today I am linking up with Emily from Ember Grey for Grateful Heart Monday. What are you grateful for today?