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The Value of Friendship

I’ve heard the phrase “she’s (or he’s) my ride or die” often over the years. And these four ladies with me in the photo are my ride or dies. We share a common thread of being NICU nurses and former coworkers. But the threads of friendship bind us to each other ever so much tighter than simply sharing a common profession or workplace.

We have known each other for 20+ years. We have been there for each other through divorces, remarriage, births, new jobs, offspring dramas, moves to different states, educational milestones, and most recently grandkids. We build each other up when it’s needed, and provide invaluable sounding boards at times. So we aren’t just “facebook friends”. We are FRIENDS in the truest sense of the word. And that seems to be a rare commodity in these crazy times we live in.

Every year and a half we take a Girls Trip. Our first one was a cruise to the Bahamas. We’ve done cabins in the North GA mountains, and an epic beach house on St George Island. This year’s trip took us back on a cruise to Aruba, Curaçao and Grand Turk. We just enjoy the heck out of spending time together and that is something I cherish so much!!!! Maybe we are feeling our ages creeping up on us but this

year we are going to do a long weekend at a river house in Florida in November, so 9

months after the best cruise ever!

My point is that I hope that everyone has a group of besties that they can run things past, build each other up, be a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on, to cook with, feast with, and laugh their butts off with!!! I highly recommend it!!!! I don’t know what I’d do without these ladies in my life!!

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