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This one’s for you… October 17, 2009

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Juliemommy and I have been best  buddies since I was 14 and she was 18.  We met when I started dating her younger brother.


Julie introduced me to so much:  Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  Blackberry brandy.  Candy poker.  I practically grew up at her house.  Weekends – while her parents were at the camper.  Holidays that my familyu wasn’t around for, or didn’t bother to celebrate.  Her family celebrates EVERYTHING.  There are tens of people over all the time, and they’ve watched me grow up.  They’ve become my family, too. 


Every day for two years, Julie picked me and her brother up at school and whisked us off .  Sometime’s she’d pick us up DURING school 🙂  Ha ha.   Sometimes they’d pack  up the trunk with blankets and snacks and sing to me under the stars in the soccer field.  They made my high school years… magical.

She fell in love and married her soulmate (don’t laugh, you.).  I knew the minute I saw him he was going to be the father of her children.  They have two – Livi’s a year older than Ava, Will’s a year younger.  The kids adore each other.


Julie moved to Florida, then Virginia. I don’t know exactly how many years she was gone.  She moved home soon after Will was born (he’s 3).  I’m so glad she’s home.


We’re each other’s yin and yang.  We hold each other steady.   I’ve never met a person with a bigger heart. She gives all of herself to her family and her friends.  To make their lives magical.  And she succeeds. 


I love you, lady.  You’re my sister, if not by blood, by everything else there is.

me n jules


3 Responses to “This one’s for you…”

  1. You know you’ve been doing something right with your life when you can step back and recognize all of the love that exists around you and for you.

  2. Julie Says:

    You know for me as well as you that family has never been just about blood—though I have one of the cooler families, as you’ve noted—I’ve always been so blessed. But family means forever and unconditional, taking the good with the bad, accepting and understanding, being there always and no matter what. We were probably an unlikely pair of friends, considering our age difference and the timing of our meeting (and of course the fact that you were crushing on my gay brother), and we were both going through a lot. Yet there was an unmistakable and unbreakable bond between us, and we were instantly sisters. The more we have been through, and the more time that has passed, have brought us closer together. One of the best things about moving back to CT was how much closer it’s brought me to you—and not just geographically. I feel very very lucky to have a friend like you in my life, and while I can’t believe it’s been more than a decade or how quickly the time continues to fly on us, I have visions of us as old grandmommies together and I know we’re always in it together. You have done as much for me as I have for you—by just being you and always being there, always accepting, always understanding, and keeping the open mind and open heart that make you such a wonderful person.

  3. Christina Says:

    That is a great photo of the 2 of you, your lucky to have each other !

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