Someday, the light will shine like a sun through my skin and they will say, "What have you done with your life?" & though there are many moments I think I will remember in the end, I will be proud to say, I was one of us.
We are in the time of our program where everyone is going their separate ways to spend our last year until graduation in internships and dissertation writing. In this process, my dear friend Morgan and her family are moving up north next week. Virginia and I are having a little trouble adjusting to this.
It's difficult for me to put into words, just exactly what these two ladies have done for me over the years. They have not only supported me through the challenges of balancing being a student, worker, wife, and mother, but also through my development into the person I've become within all those capacities. Through laughter and tears, they've seen me at my best and my worst. We've been through weddings, pregnancies, and babies for goodness sake! We've been through trips to Nashville, Hilton Head, and San Francisco. We've had jokes, encouraging talks, debates, long work sessions, intense discussions, shopping trips, and much-needed interventions. Through it all, I've found a confidence and acceptance in myself; a comfort in my own skin.
I'm so glad to have a reunion trip to Savannah to look forward to in the Fall... but it won't make me miss seeing you guys weekly, any less.