Thursday, August 21, 2008

GNO


Girls Night Out! That's the official name. I'm not sure who decided this was going to be a continuous thing, but I'm glad they did. I have to say it is the thing I look forward to the most (out of all my social activities).
The women that I get together with are some of the most incredible women I know. We have laughed together, cried together and acted like petty, gossiping teenagers together. The loyalty I feel for these women I can't put into words. Something recently happened to one of them that was truly devastating and I felt like it happened directly to me. I felt as protective as a mother bear and wanted to rip out the throats of all of those people that were responsible for her pain.
The women in this group all have a different story to tell, some struggle in their marriages, some with there weight, some just struggle to pull themselves out of bed in the morning, but somehow we have all found a commonality that pulls us together and bonds us forever.
I feel I can tell these people anything. I truly trust them (probably more than family). They are some of the most honorable and noble people I know. Let me just tell a little bit of some of the things we have gone through together. Divorce, miscarriages, hospital stays (near death, whether she admits it or not), loss of parents, moving away (but keeping in touch, I hope), major illnesses, devastating diagnosis', struggles with children, marriage, and four years of a very large roller coaster ride that comes with all of the ups and downs you could imagine.
I just want to thank these women for helping me to grow, to really know compassion, to have patience, bite my tongue, and endure to the end.
I love you guys!

2 comments:

VikiViki said...

Thanks Terri. You put into words exactly how I feel about our group of friends. I hope the Cabin works out again - even if it is only you, me and Megan! I didn't know so many people were into watching Conference as a family! My kids can hardly sit through half of one session. Anyhow, thanks for the great post. Go G.N.O.!

Megan said...

Okay -- now I'm crying! Even though I came into our little group a little later than everyone else, I feel exactly the same as you. I'm still getting to know some, but I have such love and respect for all. Don't worry - even if I do move, I'll keep in touch -- friends are too important!

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