I’m having a moment today.
I’ve decided to be pretty straight up with you guys, and so you know I’m going to be telling you the ins and outs after yesterday’s up close & personal blog entry.
I am about to post one of my very best friend’s engagement sessions, and I am getting a little sentimental. Not gonna lie.
It’s kinda crazy really.. I get to meet new people every day in this business, and I get to be a part of huge events in their lives. When I get to be a part of someone’s this close to me- it just makes me so happy and even more overwhelmed with the awesomeness of it all.
In tribute of posting this super special engagement session, I’m gonna take a walk down memory lane with my girl Christine.
I know she’s probably reading right now and wondering (or fearing) what in the world I will pull out of my bag ‘o memories from our long friendship. I just had to for such a special post. I’m imagining her saying Oh gosh, Jessie. Plllleaassee don’t. to her computer screen right now, and I’m sure she is.
:-) I just can’t help myself, Christine. LOVE YOU!
Here we go..
So I met this little lady when I was freshman in high school. Sitting beside her in my English class, we laughed about things we shouldn’t & bonded over boys, gossip, and the like. We were 14, but easily acted as though we were 25. I think that goes for most young girls. Nothing short of invincible.. as is every teenager.
We passed notes and ran up the phone bill. We confided in each other quickly, and became best friends just as fast. It was great to find such an awesome friendship soulmate right of the high school gate.
Christine has been there for some of the rockiest points in my life and some of the best. We still laugh about an old school episode where I laid bundled in a big heap at the bottom of a staircase. Blabbering and blubbering, I fumbled over my heartbroken self as I attempted to get over an old boyfriend. She so lovingly begged to pull myself out of it, but then decided she had no choice. That 5’1’’ little chick hauled me off my feet and dragged me up the stairs. I was about 7 inches taller than she and was carrying much more weight than her super small frame. Sometimes I wonder how in the world she got me up there, but she did. I think I’ll love her forever for that one. And also be in endless awe… Hulk moment fo sho.
A lot of our bonding came from theater and our love for performing. We rocked it out in our high school play Grease, she played “Jan” and I “Frenchie”. She belted it out while my mic was turned down way low- I can’t sing but I can lip sync like a wild woman.
We went on our senior trip together and had a blast. Enjoying a week in Clearwater, FL, with two of our other good friends, we had the time of our lives. Literally. I don’t think I’ll ever forget feeling as free or as if the whole world was at my fingertips. Now that I look back, it really was.
We did what most teenagers do. We got in trouble together. We argued at times. We laughed until we cried. We grew up in so many ways I can’t even count them. All in all, we’ve been through a lot together. A LOT.
This lady has seen me through every heartbreak, every emotional outpouring, she’s sat on the phone with me while I cried ( Yes. I cry a lot. Crying is my emotional equivalent of just about everything.), and she’s been the girl I associate some of best memories with.
I was there with her when she gave birth to her daughter, Maci Grace. I seriously have never seen anything more amazing in my life. Tears? You know it. Tons and tons of tears. I couldn’t believe this girl I was kid with was having one of her own, and the fact that she asked me to be there with her made me feel even more special.
She’s a one-of-a-kind chick, and I love her to pieces. You’ll probably hear me say that friends are awesome in this coming trend of personal posts. Because they really are. You’ll also hear me say there’re pretty.. cause they are smokin’ hot… Inside and out. I love my girls.
Whoa…. I got a little carried away on my little memory magic carpet.
What do you expect from a emotional bag of tricks such as me? I just had to go all out for this one.
Now onto this Max character…
If you know him, you love him. He’s as adorable as he is a sweetheart, and the best part? You know exactly why he popped the question when you see him look at her.
They’ve got this cool & easy love. As playful as it serious, they have never looked back after meeting and beginning their relationship together. I’ll never forget her calling me for the first time and literally oozing so much interest in Max, that I couldn’t help but smile until my face became numb.
She was smitten.
I loved it, and have enjoyed watching them grow together and seeing them begin this awesome new chapter in their lives.
September 15th is the date & I can’t wait to see them make it official.
Along with every other huge milestone, I’m going to be lucky enough to stand beside this girl as she marries this man she loves so much. Watching things come full circle really does makes you realize how beautiful life is, how precious relationships are, and how life-long friends are the best kind.
Oh heck.. just call me Splash Country. The waterworks will be on full blast for their big day.
Christine & Max: Loves to you both & CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! This wedding is gonna rock :)