I knew when I first started this blog that I would eventually post this picture. It is one of my very favorite pictures that I have taken - ever! This is McCall and her closest friends from high school on the day of their graduation ... it was a great day. They called themselves L-7 which stood for Lucky Seven, and I think they were.
Girlfriends are the best, for so many reasons - but today my reason is because I have girlfriends who missed my blog while I was away. And you don't even know how sweet that is and how much that means to me.
I have a lot of really wonderful friends. Some I have known for 30 plus years and BOY have they shared a lot with me. Some others I "acquired" as a young mother and we shared a lot of joys and sorrows as we raised our little ones together. Some have become close friends in more recent years and whose love and support I have desperately relied on as I faced some rather trying challenges.
I consider my sisters some of my best friends too. As my own daughters have grown, they are some of my closest friends as well and I consider that a blessing in my life.
And now as I have become a blogger, I have blogging friends, and that is really a sweet thing. Because as women we know how important it is to support and encourage and give shout outs to each other when we need them.
So today is my big shout out to all of you friends of mine, young and ... um ... not so young:
Thank you for being there, really.