These two were destined to be best friends from the very beginning.
Their moms have been best friends since they were drama geeks in the 5th grade who shared an obsession with Leonardo DiCaprio and the Backstreet Boys.
Not exactly 5th grade or BSB, but whatev.
There is nobody in this world who knows me better than Rachel, and vice versa. We call each other's mothers "mom". We could finish each others' embarrassing dating stories. We used to carry each others' baby pictures around in our wallets. It's that kind of friendship where we don't even have to think twice about if we should tell each other something, no matter how horrible or embarrassing it is. We have no shame in laying in bed eating Ben & Jerry's by the pint and watching Lifetime movies. I'm still trying to figure out how we survived our teen years. She's just that girl that you know you can call when you are having an awful day and she will quote something stupid you said 15 years ago and have you on the floor laughing. The type you can go into David's Bridal with when you're 18 and pretend to be engaged just to try on wedding dresses.
When we lost KRJ, she was the first one to come to the hospital to visit me with my favorite iced coffee in hand and was the first one to make me smile after the worst night of my life. THAT is what a best friend is. Even during the hard times, she is always the first one to call and ask what she can do. She isn't just there during the easy times. She was there when my world came crashing down and I didn't want to ever get out of bed.
March for Babies walk. Team KRJ
We definitely were not planning on getting pregnant at the same time, but it couldn't have turned out any better. Aubrey isn't even 2 months older than Mackenzie. I don't think we could have planned it better if we tried.
I'm hoping that we set that strong foundation for our daughters. For them to have someone to call in the middle of the night when they break up with their boyfriends (many years down the road, of course). To have sleepovers and stay up all night laughing at nothing. To always know they always have a friend, no matter how alone this world may make them feel sometimes.
If they grow up to have half the friendship and history their moms have, they'll be the luckiest girls in the world (and Rachel & I will probably be the most stressed because we know what our teenage years involved, haha).
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