It doesn’t feel like a long time ago when they were still kids.
And I said kids, because it *once* felt like I was significantly older than they were, back when they were in grade school and I was in junior high. As part of our youth ministry in church, I was given the opportunity to be these girls’ Accountability Partner, or “AP” as we would still refer to each other until now. A couple of years later, the age difference (6 years) does not feel too big of a gap anymore, and now, look at them! They look just like my age! Por que!
Anyway, I can’t get over these photos we took from Harbour Square a few Sundays ago. It was an impromptu thing, deciding to spend the afternoon together. Which is exactly what I love about spontaneity—it’s usually the unplanned dates that actually push through!
They’re bloomiiingggg I know right, I feel like a mommy beside them! LOL.
The boys were with us too: that’s Paul (leftmost), my cousin-in-law who was visiting from New York, please ignore his arms around Joana’s shoulder, they’re just friends lol; and that’s Noel (rightmost), Rachel’s fiance.
The husband was there, of course, but he was the one holding the camera most of the time.
I look 2 months pregnant in that last picture. Haha. #justsaying
I enjoyed everything that night was made of, but mostly I love spending time with these two girls. (Ehem, ladies.) They’re like my little sisters from another mother, my BFFs, my prayer partners. I may have just picked their names from out of a hat—being “assigned” to be their accountability partner a decade ago felt so random. And yet, God made it bloom into this sort-of sisterhood that it is now. I love them, and I made it my lifetime commitment to always look after them.
It’s not everyday you find yourself people who love you and respect you for who you are; I’m happy God blessed me with these friends, generation gap and all.