She's led a chaotic life. She will be the first to admit it. Addiction, co-dependent relationships, crazy living situations, strays of all manner tucked under her wing, geographic cures. But in her late thirties, she set about putting things in order for herself. Within a year of doing so they crossed paths. Around the same time, she started a job that led her to start a business of her own. Now she's in graduate school getting a degree in psychology. Life is 1000% better for her than just 6 or 7 years ago!
We've been invited to join them for the Jack & Jill shower this summer and for the wedding this holiday season. We aren't super close these days though Facebook keeps us in touch but we always have a great time when we see each other and I'm honored that she's invited us. Seeing her so happy is wonderful because even at her most chaotic points in life, she always meant well and had a HUGE heart!
Thinking about their high school friendship-turned-romance makes me think about love in the rear view mirror. Call it hindsight perhaps but sometimes returning to your roots is exactly where you'll find what grounds you.