Monday, November 15, 2010

Girlfriends -- They. Complete. Me.

I am a sap. I love to feel strongly and am free to cry like a little baby whenever and wherever. I'm a sap.

If I'm feeling sappy, my mind often recalls that scene in Jerry Maguire where Tom Cruise says, "You. Complete. Me." And Renee Zelwegger says, "You had me at hello." See, little frog already in my throat. LOVE IT!

Of course, my mind goes directly to Paul and the kids when I think of the people in my life who give me purpose and make me who I am. But, this past weekend I was reminded how my girlfriends are also such important people in my life that I know I would not be complete without them.

So to my Girlz who got together this weekend, (Cici, Lo, Laurie, and K.O.), who were roommates of mine in college and whom I've known for over 19 years - I LOVE YOU. (Ash, Suz, and Jules -- LOVE you too! We missed you.) It is such a wonderful feeling to see you and your children, to know Laurie and K.O. travelled more than 5 hours and Lo was visiting from Nebraska. How great is it that our relationship is such that although we might not speak every day, week, or even months, that we can spend time together and laugh and enjoy one another like no time has passed.

I almost cannot believe how fortunate I am to know women like you, that you share my life with me, and make me feel loved. Sappy time... You. Complete. Me.

Do you have girlfriends in your life who just make it so much more fun, funny, crazy, interesting, _____ (fill in the blank)? What are some words you could use to fill in the blank, that would describe how your best girlfriends add to your life?


  1. Thanks so much for stopping by The House on the Corner ~ I'm following back!!

  2. What a beautiful post! I found you through Follow Me Monday, and I'm glad I did.
    I was just having a conversation with a good friend of mine (we've been friends 27 years), that we don't see each other enough, but that when we do it's like no time has passed.

    The word I would use to fill in the blank would be zany!

    If you have time, I hope you'll drop by

  3. Great post! Girlfriends are so important!
    Thanks for following, I'm following you back!

  4. Girlfriends are vital to our sanity!

    Following you from Mingle Monday. Hope you get a chance to follow back. I am having my Green Holiday Giving event so there are lots of ecofriendly giveaways to enter right now. Hope you have a great week!


  5. I spent the weekend with some great girlfriends in Napa Valley. I think what is great about old friends is how comfortable and accepting they are of you without any airs about you. Great post. Great friends!

  6. Hi there,
    thanks for following Beckham & Bloom. Stop by for Mixed Bag Monday Hop & add your link. We do it every Monday :)
    Hope you have a great Monday!

  7. HI! new follower here from the blog hop! lovely blog!! You can find me at

  8. Thanks for following my blog! I am now your newest follower!

    Laura from The Mommy Goods

  9. Can't imagine my life without girlfriends!!I'm blog hopping and found your blog. I'm a new follower! Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

  10. Hi this is Nicole from Colies Kitchen I just discovered your blog and wanted to drop by and say hi. I really like your blog, and am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance.

  11. Girlfriends can be great!

    I just found your blog through a Monday blog hop! Have a great evening.

    Amanda @

  12. Thanks for join my blog hop,
    I'm following you.

  13. Hi,

    Thanks for following me. Im following back. Its so good to have girlfriends for a better and happier life. Great post.

  14. It is so good to have girlfriends. I'm returning your follow from MFM @ The Thrifty Things. I am very far behind this week.

  15. Hi there! New follower from Mingle Monday (I'm still catching up with everyone lol) Have a great day! (My name is Jaime too!)

  16. I was just singing today (to myself of course).. if you're a sap and you know it clap your hands.. better believe it was me clapping the hands, haha. I'm in the same boat as you. I enjoy your blog and I'm a new follower!

    COme visit when you can!

    Kate xoxo