Sunday, July 20, 2008

Us Together Always


I want to dedicate today’s entry to you…the girl with whom I have had the honor of sharing my longest lasting friendship…33 years this summer!
You have been one of those gifts in my life that words cannot do justice. So…I have found some quotes that I thought might help convey what my heart feels.

"I don't remember how we happened to meet each other.I don't remember who got along with whom first. All I can remember is us together...always."
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Us around age 2 in our matching nightgowns!

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Our 1st Day of Kindergarten at Eisenhower Elementary!

Us “posing” for each other during our 1st trip to Camp Takatoka! (Check out your SWEET “O.P.” tee!)
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"I always knew looking back on the tears would make me laugh. But I never knew looking back on the laughs would make me cry."

Roxanne’s photo session of us in our matching “Jams” & Lotto’s!
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The College Days…oh, those cropped shirts are SO HOT!!
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Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Eccl 4:9-12

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You were there by my side…
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And I by yours…

Few delights can equal the mere presence of someone we utterly trust.
~ George MacDonald
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Our most recent journey together…Motherhood.

• Riding our Bike down to Paper Chase to get stickers for our sticker books
• Rehearsing our favorite song “Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher”
• O.P., Izod, Benetton, Lotto’s, Keds, Jams, Laura Ashley
• Playing softball together at Eliot
• Making our egg salad with a baby food grinder
• Going through the backyard to go swim at your Grandma’s pool
• Roller skating up and down the Hartmeyer’s driveway
• Praying that Sarah would be our “friend”
• Having lunch at Steve’s Sundry back at the soda fountain counter
• Singing “Jesus Loves Me” at night when we were scared
• Our cat fight over the burnt marshmallow at our campfire
• The “Cici” Club
• Watching movies at your house…but I always fell asleep
• Our cheerleading days
• Riding our bikes down to Swenson’s & Snow Goose at Utica
• Loving when you let me drive your stick shift car
• Collecting lost balls outside the Tulsa Tennis Club
• Borrowing your Name Brand Clothes for “free dress days”
• Sledding at John Knox
• OU and OSU visits
• Late night Taco Bueno/Bell runs
• Taking my first Beth Moore study “David” with you
• Being pregnant together with our baby boys
• “Sweet Ellie” & “Kool Kate” Forever

"Never shall I forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours."
~ Ludwig van Beethoven



Baloney said...

Happy Bday Elizabeth! Loved the pictures Katie.

Anne said...

I absolutely loved the progression of pictures that you shared with us!! Absolutely adorable. I don't know Elizabeth, but she sounds like a fabulous friend.

HBear124 said...

WOW!! The pictures of when you were in Elementary school...could Abby and Ella look anymore like you!??! Love the cropped shirts! And you were a beautiful bride!!!

I have a best friend of 17 years and I can only hope that in 16 years we are still as close as you and elizabeth!! you are an amazing person and I admire you and your family!!

God Bless!!
Heather 'Hubbs' Horton

Momma Bear's Family said...

How precious!!! I loved reading about your wonderful friendship and the pictures were priceless...two absolutely beautiful women, both inside and out!! Love you both!


graceandfaith said...

Could you look any more like Owen with long hair in that 2 year pic???

What a sweet tribute! Love you both!!

Susie said...

WOW! You guys were SO cute! And still are!! Great blog, Katie!! Happy b-day Elizabeth!!

Kerri said...

finally got around to seeing your blog.. i think I share a few of those same neighborhood memories ~ only mine occurred 7 years later!

Michelle said...

Hey Katie! Ashley showed me to your blog. I just love this one about your Best Friend. You are both very lucky to have someone in your life like you guys have each other. I hope you are doing well.
Michelle :)