Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The Four Musketeers
Chellie, Sarah, Lori and Kami. We've dubbed ourselves The Four Musketeers. "All for one and one for all" right? We've known each other since grade school and have stuck together ever since. Through being locker partners in school, tent mates at Girls Camp, homework parties, pancake breakfasts and having crushes on the same boys....into more supportive roles in college, starting businesses, weddings, a divorce and lots and lots of babies, we've been there through it all. We try to get together for a girls night out at least once every 6 weeks or so. Tonight was supposed to be one but something came up. It's hard, certainly, because we're all so busy now that we're older. Lori has her own wedding business and a brand new baby. Kami, after 5 kids, is back in school and close to doing her student teaching in history. Chellie has a husband in school and is quite frequently in shows at Hale Theatre. And then I tend to end up unavailable at times because of the various choirs that I perform with. These things, along with the regular family stuff, make it hard to get together sometimes but we do it. We make it happen. Sometimes I'm a bit stunned when I think about this relationship we share. I think it's rare and therefore I treasure it all that much more.
Our song: "For Good" from the musical "Wicked"
"I've heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason bringing something we must learn. And we are led to those who help us most to grow, if we let them and we help them in return. Well, I don't know if I believe that's true but I know I'm who I am today because I knew you...
Like a comet pulled from orbit as it passes a sun. Like a stream that meets a boulder halfway through the wood. Who can say if I've been changed for the better? But because I knew you, I have been changed for good.
It well may be that we will never meet again in this lifetime so let me say before we part...so much of me is made of what I learned from you. You'll be with me like a handprint on my heart. And now whatever way our stories end, I know you have re-written mine by being my friend.
Like a ship blown from it's mooring by a wind off the sea. Like a seed dropped by a skybird in a distant wood. Who can say if I've been changed for the better? But because I knew you, I have been changed for good.
And just to clear the air I ask forgivness for the things I've done you blame me for. But then I guess we know there's blame to share and none of it seems to matter anymore.
Who can say if I've been changed for the better? I do believe that I have been changed for the better. And because I knew you, I have been changed for good."
I love you Chellie, Lori and Kami!