Saturday, August 22, 2009

Five of the Nicest Words . . . .

Dear Mom,
"You haven't changed a bit"!! Aren't those wonderful words?! I recently found a long lost friend and have enjoyed our friendship again through emails. He works an evening shift and usually replies to my emails sometime during his night so I get to wake up to a special treat when he sends a new email. We have exchanged stories, snippets of our lives over the past 20 years and current pictures. So--during my summer of lemons, I recently had a picture taken of me with the girls. I decided to send him that picture since it was literally just taken. He told me my girls are cute and then those magic words, "You haven't changed a bit"!! WOW. I was instantly a 17 year old girl again with smooth, unwrinkled skin. I didn't have my 3 babies bread-dough belly or any of the stretch marks!! I was witty and flirty!! I was larger than life!! I repeated those words to myself on an almost giddy, happy sigh . . . . . you haven't changed a bit!

And then--my "baby" came to me, asking in her faux-British accent, "What can I do for you, my love?" and I realized that it was okay, great even!, to have changed--a little bit.


Kim said...

How fun!

Lynette said...

I love that picture of you girls!! Mahhvelous, I say, mahhhvelous.

happyruralgirl said...

That is an absolutely beautiful picture of you Wendy, and it is so great to meet up with you have lost. Enjoy your 'newfound' frienship.

brooke t. higgins said...

Aww... You three are BEAUTIFUL!!!