Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My Friend Marie!

Let me tell you a little about my friend Marie!

I received a phone call a few weeks ago from this dear friend of mine. She and her crew were coming to our area to enjoy a day at Busch Gardens and invited Shane and I to meet up with them there. Of course, I jumped at the chance to see her and visit with her. We spent the day sitting on benches, talking and catching up on each other's lives while the kids spent time waiting in lines and riding rides.

Marie and I have been friends for over 20 years. We first met when I was teaching in a small town here in Florida and she was a college student at Stetson University, majoring in business. We've shared laughter and tears, good times and bad. She even flew down to visit with me while I was living in Mexico.

Marie is a great hands on mom to five children. She is so confident and professional! A real go getter in my book! Even while at the amusement park, she was fielding business calls. She has had several different careers in banking, hospital administration, banking again, teaching, and now is involved in a start up business. She is very involved in her children's church lives and school functions. She even made it to "Grandma" status before I did! Our lives are so different but yet we have so much in common. It seems that no matter how long we go without seeing one another, we can simply "pick up" right where we left off during our last visit or phone conversation.

Thanks Marie for the fun day and the lively conversation. Next time, don't wait so long to come this way!

The kiddos!

Okay, folks! Who can guess what is going on in this photo? Leave your thoughts in the comment section if you feel so inclined!

(HINT: Marie's daughter took it when I thought the camera wasn't ready!)


Penless Thoughts said...

True friends are a gift from God and Marie sounds like one of those. I'd say you are waving good bye.

Tropical Mexican said...

Were you in Jungala doing a jungle dance?

Anonymous said...

What a fun day!! I love those friends where you can just pick up where you left off and have a blast, even if it's been a long time. =)

The last picture... my first thought, she's doing the macarena!!?? =) All the pictures are cute, though!!

Jungle Mom said...

Marie is a grand ma? When did she get old enough for that...wait, I'm a grandma too!
Never mind!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

It's always so nice to get together with old friends! Looks like you all had a blast together.

MightyMom said...

that looks like a gal singing "Stop! in the name of love!!"

Kimberly said...

are you doing the hula?

Mishel said...

What fun! And I love the pics! It looks like you are doing the Cha-Cha! LOL


Pat said...

Kinda looks like you are a cheerleader!! (or dancing in the spirit!!)

Kelly said...

I love the post, the pictures and the other comments. Isn't it fun to hear everyone's interpretations of what you're doing?

By the way, I tagged you! See my blog to find out more.

Kristi said...

You're practicing your baton twirls....but where's the baton?


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