Thursday, May 28, 2009

Carolyn & Susan

Today, this morning, Carolyn arrives. I have known Carolyn since 1986, when I moved to Seattle, and I have loved her since the minute I met her. Since she lives two states away, I rarely get to see her, but somehow, when we do meet, the time just slips away and it feels like we've never been apart. Somehow, even though our lives look different on the outsides, when we are together, we are simply one.

Today, I will cry tears of joy when I pick her up at the airport, because that is how it works, but we will laugh and laugh when we're together.

Carolyn is coming in a day early for our girls' weekend so that she can spend time with my family - Tessa is excited to see Auntie Carolyn, and is also excited for the prospect of getting pedicures together.

And then tomorrow, dear Susan joins the fun, and will pick up Carolyn & I for the road trip to Portland. Susan and I met in college - was it 1991? I always forget! - and we were roommates for four years after that, and we worked together at Microsoft, and we have shared so much together. I watched her children's births, and she watched Tessa's birth, and she is a part of me and I am a part of her.

Well, this year, all three of us turn 40, and so this weekend is a celebration of that, and of each other. We're having high tea, going to a spa, staying at a nice hotel, maybe going to the art museum.....but the moment I look forward to most is simply hanging out in our PJs in our hotel room. Slumber party for the 40 year old set - I can't wait!


Jenny ward said...

so psyched for you!!!! have so much fun!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so envious, in a good way, of your friendships. Loyal, true, supportive, intimate, fun: what the best of friendships really can be. Lucky you, and them!!!
Lynn H.

Health/Life Balance said...

This sounds absolutely delightful! I have friendships like that, so I know what you mean. You totally deserve to have a fun weekend - look forward to hearing about it!