Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The One With My Best Friend's Wedding...Almost #slice2014

Every Tuesday, I participate in the Slice of Life challenge at Two Writing Teachers. If you want to participate, you can link up at their Slice of Life Story Post on Tuesdays or you can just head on over there to check out other people's stories. For more information on what a Slice of Life post is about, you can go here

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Alison and I have been friends since high school when we were in Freshman English together first period. From that very first day of school, we have been friends and shared so much of our lives with each other. In June, I'm excited to make a very special trip to Boston because she is getting married. Over the weekend, she was in town for her wedding shower. I joined her and her family friends to celebrate and talk about plans for her big day.
As I hugged her on Saturday, I thought of all the memories we share. From acting out Romeo and Juliet from English class and critiquing each other's papers to camping and rock climbing, summer mission trips in Missouri and Kentucky to touring Italy, visiting each other in college and after college, going sailing on Lake Michigan and trampolining with my family.  
It's amazing how many memories a person can stack up, file away in one's heart, hidden until a hug, a smile, a perfect spring day brings them all back. I'm so happy for Alison and thankful I am able to make the trip to Boston next month to be there for her wedding. What are some of your favorite memories with long-time friends? I would love to hear what stories come to mind!

1 comment:

  1. You described all the sensations that I had when I saw my best friend at the altar. I remembered how small and funny we were when we met. And I couldn't believe we grew up so quickly. Before the wedding, I found weddingforward.com/maid-of-honor-speech/ and wrote a very beautiful speech thanks to their advice, but when the time came for its pronouncement, I just told about my memories and all my feelings. It was magical!

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