Hard times and good times, mixed all together
Some of our best buddies moved away from our town today! Oh, it is a hard day.
See, sometimes, but not very often, entire families just click. Moms click (over sewing and workouts and nyc, as seen below [yes, finally a peek at my incredible trip from last month]), dads click (over all things cerebral and all things sports, bless their well-rounded hearts) and kids click (some in the form of skipping and hand holding and pretending together for hours on end, others in the form of wrestling then battling then finally chill game/card playing [thank you 3rd and 4th grade for creating the latter monsters]).
When this unique and happy connection happens, ones seems to hold one's breath, first in disbelief, then in sheer relief, and finally in not wanting the moment to pass. And yet, here it has gone, they are headed for exciting times in the west! So we are bummed.
Lucky for us, though, something tells me that even though the "moment" of residing in the same town has indeed passed, the friendship moment is just getting started. Best of luck and love, dear buddies! (And thanks for Nick for the moments captured below...)
And yes, New York. Another one of the "hold your breath" moments. I've known since returning that any attempt to retell won't do justice to the experience had. But you'd still like a picture or two, right?
Good friends, good times together. Happiness.