Thursday, July 23, 2009

Distance Doesn't Determine Friendship

The boys and I are about to do something that we have never done before.    On Sunday we will climb in the car and wave goodbye to hubs and drive to Atlanta for a week long vacation.     We have never gone on a vacation without him.   

Despite the fact that I know I am going to miss hubs immensely, I am so excited about getting to spend a week with our friends.     They moved in next door to us when Big Guy was three years old.     They had a little boy just a few months older than Big Guy and they were instant friends.     They loved all of the same things.    If Big Guy disappeared I knew he was next door and vice versa.      You don't find friendships like this very often.    We didn't knock to go inside each other's houses.      Our husbands would come home from work and they never worried if we weren't home.   They knew where we were.... with each other.     If we cooked we cooked enough for everyone.     If we found toys on sale we bought them for all the kids.

We both still remember the day I walked in her living room and said, "Watch Big Guy.   I'll be back in 30 minutes."   When I returned I sat down on her couch and said, "You aren't going to believe this.   You aren't going to believe this.   I am pregnant."      I think we laughed hysterically for an hour because we were in such disbelief.     

The day Curt announced his job was transferring him to Atlanta we were all devastated.    Despite the move, we have stayed close.    Visiting them.    They have visited us.    We have gone on vacation together. 

I started packing on Monday.    The car has been fully serviced.    I have shopped for snacks for our drive.    I have started putting together my "Mom Trip Bag".    

My friend, Sher, has teased me because I prepare so early.      I can't help it.     There is just nothing like spending time with a friend.


Melissa B. said...

Have a super trip! I've been on some solo journeys with my Ellas. It's a great time to bond. I'm going on a road trip again with both gals in a couple of weeks-the going back to college trek!

Dr. Wifey said...

this sounds like a fun trip! it is great to have neighbors as friends. hope you are able to sneak in a little blog time while you are gone :)

Allison said...

I hope you have a WONDERFUL time!

Peggy said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful friendship! Friends like that definitely don't come along everyday... How great that you've been able to stay close.

Carrie said...

Sounds so fun! I've always wanted that kind of a friend in my adult life, but they are hard to find! You know you still could buy the house next door to me, okay?? " )