Wednesday, January 18, 2012

For Jane... and the girls!

When our bestie from Boston visits during her birthday week, we ladies rally!
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The guest of honor requested uniquely "Utah-fare"
and La Jolla Groves never disappoints...
Every dish is de-lish!
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(Shannon, Susan, Jane, Becky, Caryn {who apparently did not get the stripes memo!}, Summer with Baby Graham & Me)


Since movie picks were a bit on the scarce side, we opted for pedis instead!
(They sort-of turned out to be "mini-pedis", really,
and only for just half of us...
but the evening was really just about the company, anyways!)
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(Me, Caryn, Becky, Shannon, Daphne, Jane, Susan, Summer & Lil' Graham Cracker)

And please forgive me,
(maybe I'm feeling overly-sentimental..?)
but I just can't help saying
as I look at these ladies, I count myself blessed to be amongst them...
I see mothers... daughters... sisters... friends...
balancing so many things and doing so much good in our circles of influence,
no matter the size...
whether relatively small, or literally global in our reach.
I see creative energy that has no bounds.
Boxless.
Ever changing.
Unintimidated and unabashed.
Talent. Tenacity. Ambition.
I see true beauty, both inside and out.
We are loyal and kind.
We love fiercely...
Passionately.
Laugh.
(A lot!)
And listen.
Compassionately.
We have suffered unspeakable, unimaginable loss.
Both individually, and even collectively.
Have struggled and overcome.
Have stumbled. Have risen. And continue to press forward.
And to thrive.
I see strength.
Raw, undeterrable discipline.
With grace. And unassuming poise.
I am amazed at breadth of experience we embody.
Such a spectrum...
Each our own heartaches. Disappointments.
And yet... Inconceivable triumphs.
And through it all, we smile,
Warmly. Genuinely.
With gratitude.
Committed to ensuring that the best is yet to come!
Oh, how grateful I am for each one of you, girlies!
How very grateful indeed!
My friends.
I don't see you all often enough, but oh how dear you are to me!

9 comments:

Sue said...

So fun to see a new post! The kids and I are coming down this weekend and we're going to Jump On It in Lindon on Saturday. You wanna bring the boys and come hang out?

Mauri said...

I about fell over when I saw that you had put up a new post. LOL! Looks like you had lots of fun girl time. It's awesome to have such a great group of friends.

Karrie said...

Nice to see a new post from you!! Get back to updating! Lovely pictures and beautiful group of ladies!

{jane} said...

...that was beautifully written. it is amazing to look at our group of friends, to think of all the hiccups we've endured & to know our hearts desires for our futures. truly beautiful.

love you, my friend. xo.

Shannon said...

wow! sara you really are such a sweetheart! awesome blog post, we really do have a bunch a great girlfriends i always leave happy & recharged after a good talk with my favorite ladies. love you!
xo

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Shmonae said...

What an adorable bunch of ladies :) Looks like a blast! It was so nice going to the speaker together the other day, thanks for getting me there! xo

Trinket Junkie said...

You are so lucky your son is healthy. My 1 year old had a choking accident 7-22-13 and is in a coma still, or a persistent vegetative state, not sure. She was in the hospital for 36 days and now we care for her at home. We wait to see what God's will is for her. Meanwhile we care for her as loving parents.
~M.Cox