When my BFF Tiffany told me she was moving away, I tried really hard to block it out of my mind. After all...she wasn't going to be moving away for 6 months. We had plenty of time. But that 6 months has already come and gone. So today...I had to say goodbye to my girl :-( Actually...not goodbye...just see ya later. Goodbyes are too sad and this isn't a sad thing. Tiff is moving away to be with her boyfriend Jake, who is a WONDERFUL guy. I know he is going to take great care of her and their baby girl Sophie. Tiff and I had our farewell dinner a week ago and as we talked, we realized that things really aren't going to change that much. For starters, we LOVE to talk on the phone and we can do that whenever we want, for as long as we want. Also, because of our busy schedules, we only see each other every other month or so and that doesn't have to change either. Tiff already has a few planned trips home this year and hopefully Eric and Addie and I can get down to Louisiana to see her too. It will all be fine (at least that is what I keep telling myself).
You see...the funny thing about true friendship is that it doesn't matter how far apart you are, how long you go without seeing each other, or even how long you go without talking to one another. If someone is a true best friend, time and distance don't matter. You always know you can pick up right where you left off. And that has always been the case for Tiff and I. We have been there for each other during the good times and bad. We have gone months without getting the chance to talk to one another and we have also gone months where we have talked 5 times a day. It is amazing to think about how much we have grown up in the 15 years we have known each other. I remember trying out for Poms together, driving in my first car together (and getting in my first accident together...I didn't even see that mailbox by the way), getting in trouble together, leaving for college together, vacationing on Spring Break together, getting our hearts broken together, finding true love together and most recently...becoming moms together. I think that last one is the most special of all. Tiff has been and always will be one of my dearest friends and as sad as I am for her to leave, I am so happy that her and Jake will finally get to be a family. I will miss you Tiff! Play a little Footloose in the car on the drive down and call me when you get there. XOXOXOXO