Actually, this picture (left) was taken on the exact same day we met. Despite the calm and confident swagger that is projected in this picture (check out those overall shorts), I recall a very turbulent first day of fourth grade.
The moment that Mrs. Bradley directed her students to get ready to write, I was horrified by the fact that I forgot my pencils, binder, and lunch (I think I was distracted by my awesome pants). Scolded for not being prepared, I was relieved when Jessie let me borrow a pencil and later asked me to play with her on the playground at lunch.
What I couldn't possibly tell was that I was getting a package deal with Jessie. I was lucky enough to become close friends with her two amazing sisters.
We girls grew and grew. We grew together and apart too many times to count. Somehow, by some magnetic pull, we never lost our bond.
A Short History of Friendship
We are some damn lucky women to have each other, have this history.
And now, Laura, you're getting married to your best friend.