Sometimes it is easy to forget how much our children are growing up and changing right before our very eyes. Lucy and Emma headed off together this past weekend to their annual Daddy/Daughter dance for Y-Guides, and we found ourselves looking back at their past photos with watery eyes and full hearts.
See, our girls have been besties since they started Junior Kindergarten almost five years ago. Their friendship developed completely outside of the classroom. They have never actually been in the same class…unfortunate coincidence? …deliberate teacher planning? We will never know, but they have their fingers crossed for next year. More importantly, though, their bond is completely independent of the bond we share ourselves.
Lucy and Emma just get each other.
They are everything that is wonderful about having a BFF. They truly love and support each other in everything they do. You know that feeling when you just know that someone has your back…well, they have each other’s backs totally. And even as we watch them navigate the ever-increasing difficult childhood moments and emotional experiences, we see them strengthening because they know they have each other to lean on.
We both feel very strongly about the power of good girlfriends, about the need for validation and support from other women who are on your side, and our girls seem to inherently understand that as well.
They laugh together, they share secrets, they give each other scores of compliments, and they always know when the other needs a hug.
At the end of the day, childhood is about wonder and innocence. It is about being surrounded by people who love you unconditionally. It is about making memories that will last a lifetime. It is about finding a friend who will be there for you no matter what happens.
Lucy and Emma are friendship personified, and that is a celebration.
So this one’s for the girls…thanks Martina!