Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tribute to 8 Special Friends

I have many blessings in my life. One is 8 fabulous college friends who try to meet for dinner every couple of months. Our friend M keeps us organized and connected - thank you so much M! Tonight was the night 8 of us gathered for pizza and wine!

We are a confident, loud and fun group of women. Here is how the 8 of us stack up:

- 8 have good health although several use reading glasses
- 8 work and 4 of those 8 are self-employed
- 8 have children who are boys, girls, biological, adopted, step-children ranging from preschool to high school (14 kids in total)
- 7 are married and 2 of those 7 are on their 2nd marriage
- 3 are married to their college sweetheart
- 3 have been divorced
- We are Christians, Greek Orthodox, Jewish and Not Sure
- We are past weddings and baby showers and are raising children, facing aging parents and seeing death of loved ones

And the bonus: We look pretty damn good for women at mid-life

I consider myself privileged to be in this group - how did I get so lucky? Each woman is full of gifts for this world:

K - loving, kind and beautiful; beauty is inside and out on this one
M - the glue to the group; disciplined, ageless and able to do anything - really
S - quirky, smart, fun-loving, pragmatic, open to what is not obvious
B - open-minded, unique in spirit, responsible, does things own way
B - stable, fun, fashionable, successful, contagious humor and laughter
L - surprising, decisive, clever, secure, full of faith
A - hilarious, spirited, loyal, opinionated, strong, always true to self

I honestly look forward to growing old with these women.


Steve Cotton said...

So, where were the characteristics of #8 -- our very own AM?

Theresa in Mèrida said...

Hey! I thought you were GOOD at math, that is only SEVEN! From what I see number eight is resourceful, open to looking outside the box (ie moving to Mexico) and should ask your friends each to do one for the others and then compare notes. It would be really good for you all!

ibis said...

You are so lucky!

American Mommy in Mexico said...

S - oh you do not let anyone get by with anything ... self-description I will have to think about ...

T - I love your suggestion. Perhaps I can do that at next gathering and post results!

I - yes I am - so lucky