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Saturday, June 21, 2008

A true Kindred Spirit


Do you have a friend that you don't talk to as often as you should, but when you do....it is magic? You just pick up where you left off. There is no awkward conversation... it is just how it always has been. This is my dear friend Jenny Pine who I have been friends with since the third grade. Jenny stopped by to see us on her way home from Portland.. right before her move to Pennsylvania. This is the friend that I stuffed bras with at her house in the 6th grade. This is the girl that I played sports with, danced ballet with, and then quit ballet with (why would I keep doing ballet if Jenny quit.. carpooling was the best part?). I went on double dates to formals with this girl, I walked down the aisle at graduation with this girl... I'm sure you all get the point. The reason that I am really appreciative of this girl and my other friends (Sarabeth), is that they helped me stay true to myself. When other girls were off doing who knows what with who knows who, I was hanging out innocently talking about boys and sports, and life with these girls. I realize now that one of the mains reasons that I survived adolescence with minor trauma is because I had my home girls. I can honestly say that I didn't feel that much pressure to be something that I wasn't, because I was friends with people who were also true to themselves.
The reason that I have been thinking about this, is because I now have a girl. I hope and pray that she will find friends like I did, because I know that it will be a blessing to her also be true to who she is. I have been truly blessed with great friends in my life... dating back to the 3rd grade. Thanks for visiting Jenny!

2 comments:

Steve & Sarabeth said...

I wish I could have been there! I miss that girl!

K Harker said...

I wish I had a childhood friend like that, but I don't. I do have my very first college roomie that I'm am like that with, we don't talk a lot and hardly see each other but when we do it's like there is no awkwardness I love it, oh hello, you know Adrienne :) I love that we have that relationship and Vegas was a blast you need to do a girls weekend next year with us, we're totally planning it!