i think this picture is on all of our blogs now. it's such a rare one. old friends. like sisters. we live all over the country- from so cal to d.c. and no matter how long between seeing or talking it always feels like we didn't skip a beat. four of us in the pic have little girls. crazy cute and crazy bright little things, the next generation of us wild women. it is really rare to find kindred spirits in life. you really have to hold on to them. i was thinking today, i really want life to fly by, so we can all sit down and rest in heaven together. normally i grasp at each day of this life with fear! but today the thought of all the junk being over, and being surrounded by all your loved ones really made me long for "home". not sure i am making sense, but this picture just touches me in a deep way, so much history together as crazy girls, and now we are forced to be women, little girls to raise. to teach to do and be better than we did and are. how thrilling and scary. that really is my greatest desire for my life, that i will teach my children to do better than i did at life. i think that would be success, to watch your children be good people, better than you, and know you did something right. looking at this picture just makes it all seem so fast. life is a strange thing. aging is a strange thing. i am just getting to the age that i am realizing wow, you really aren't a teenager forever. wow, my twenties went by at lightspeed..what will the rest be like? wow, i'm a mom.