Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Eat, Sleep, and Scrap

I first met Beth 15 years ago. We were in the same small group at Student Orientation at Indiana Wesleyan University. What seemed like a chance meeting and fast friendship was actually the start of something much more important.
Our lives took rather parallel journeys after college: Getting married, working full-time, then each having 3 boys, almost exactly the same ages. The last time we saw each other face to face was in Kalamazoo, Michigan, about 2 & 1/2 years ago.
But we recently spent the weekend together, scrapbooking mainly, but talking A LOT and catching up with one another.

A room full of scrappers

Beth working hard -- notice the varieties of M&Ms on the table, a little Coke Zero

Trying to get together across the miles and without kiddos in tow is definitely a challenge, but SO worth it! Friendships have to be nurtured and taken care of to thrive, so I'm grateful we had this opportunity. (Thank you Jon and Aaron!!!!!!) I love ya, Beth. You are the real deal, my friend. Thanks for loving me over the years and putting up with my junk!


Beth Wilmot said...

Right back at ya, my friend! It was a perfect weekend!

dan said...

There's certainly nothing like those friendships from college ... we've found them to be some of the closest in our lives as well. Sounds like a fun weekend!