The Jr. High lockers were assigned alphabetically and that’s how we met. Michele Poling and Deb Pontius were involved in choir and band all the way through High School and we had a casual friendship. After graduation we went separate ways but soon ended up in our home town married, raising our families and becoming very close friends.
Our friendship goes deep down in my heart and cannot be separated from me. If I were to remove Michele from me I wouldn’t be the same person I am today. She has helped shape and mold me as no one else could. We laugh, dream, cry, struggle, pray, grow, share, hold each other together, and the list goes on. Through the years when I would start unraveling at the seams Jimmy or our daughters would say, “It’s time for you to call Michele. It’s time for a Michele visit.” I have been very thankful that they have been willing to share me and encourage me to have such a wonderful friendship.
We have lived in separate states for 25 years and have continued to grow closer together. Last August we were able to meet and spend Michele’s birthday week celebrating in Colorado.
Anything, everything, little or big is an adventure when the right person shares it.
This is a picture of one of the very best days of my life. It was taken by our friends who very graciously allowed us to spend a week with them in their Colorado home. Troy and Judy introduced us to new friends, we hiked, we toured, we went to concerts, we learned to dance, we ate Judy’s good cooking, we laughed, we enjoyed paradise in Colorado.
Savor the moments that are warm and special and giggly.
Sometimes it’s best to be the one taking the pictures. (I’m going to be in big trouble for this!)
Practicing for “dancing with the stars”.
Troy and Judy Carter. Great friends for another post.
I am thankful to say this post has no ending. Friendships just keep growing and going.
Enjoy your friends. xo deb