Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Forever Friends....

flower girls!
happy birthday to my dear friend amy!   what a blessing to have a lifelong friend of about 40 years!   we met on a dirt pile while our family's home was being built and became fast friends!   our parents even built a wooden bridge over the creek between our homes so that we had easy (and safe) access back and forth!  our parents are still best friends to this day as well!

u.s.s. alabama with our families and my nephew!

i have so many memories of our times together.....

big hair was in!

we were flower girls in my sister pam's wedding!  we played with barbie dolls for hours and hours!  we had sleepovers ALL.THE.TIME!  her parents were my second parents, and vice versa!   our families vacationed together a lot.... the great smoky mountains, georgia, alabama....many trips together!  we were in the band together; same instruments (saxophone and oboe), and we were both drum majors in our marching bands!  in high school we even travelled to europe together as members of the all south band!    we "cruised the strip together" here in our hometown of panama city (beach)!  we roomed together in college one year.... and we were maids and matrons of honor in each other's weddings!  

a little older, but don't we look great!!!!  

unfortunately, our families went in vastly different directions for many years (amy and dan travelled the world in the air force)..... and we only kept up with each other sporadically....

tarpon springs, florida.... a wonderful day together!

but the Lord has allowed us to reconnect within the past couple of years and we have reestablished our close friendship!   "friends are friends forever, if the Lord's the Lord of them......"  

i am blessed with my forever friend, amy!

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