Thursday, October 7, 2010

Old Friends & PF Changs

 Last night I met two of my oldest and dearest friends Nancy and Jennifer for our birthday dinner at P.F. Changs.  Every month someone has a birthday, we meet for dinner at one of our favorite restaurants.  In September it was Jennifer's birthday so we chose one of our fave places to eat Chinese food. 

I have known these girls since I started my first job in 1994.  Nancy was the receptionist and Jennifer worked in the photo lab at the aerial photography and mapping firm at my first real job after college.  The first day of work, Jennifer came in and asked if I wanted to go to lunch and I was so thankful because we were only two of the five girls at that office.  I was nervous and didn't know what I was going to do for lunch and Jen made me feel comfortable and welcome.  Ever since then, we've been great friends.  Jen has been the person to help me pack everytime I've moved and she was also the person that called me every morning after my divorce just to make sure I got out of bed and was ok during those horrible, lonely, hard days.  She even took me to dinner on Valentine's Day one month after my first husband and I separated.  I'll always appreciate that because that particular holiday completely and utterly devastated me that year. 

Nancy has also been there for me to always talk with when I'm down or need advice.  She is the most kind hearted person you will ever meet.  She's taught the two year old Sunday school class at her church for twenty-five years. She's a big kid at heart and Jen and I think she is the sweetest person alive!

We love to catch up at our dinners and talk about what everyone has been up to and discuss life in general.  I worked with these girls for ten years and miss them daily now that I'm not at their same company anymore. 

They brighten my day and make me laugh so much! I just love them!

1 comment:

Toyin O. said...

Your friends sound like great people.