15 years ago I was a 27 yr old Senior (STUDENT) at Shippensburg University.
I had been assigned to be the Resident Assistant in a residence complex, so I needed roomates.
(Oh yeah, everyone wants to be roommates with the RA. Um, NO!)
But this girl needed a roommate.
(Lucky her right? STOP LAUGHING.)
My dad had just passed away the year before
I was lamenting Law School (I never did go)
and going through a very bad breakup with a boyfriend.
It was GOOD TIMES. (again, NO.)
But somewhere in the middle of all that, Noelle became my best friend.
She took me home to meet her family (she has 10 Siblings!!! all of whom I love)
She became my other sister.
We laughed, we drank, we danced (Oh YES we did) and we graduated together.
She saved my life, my sanity and my heart so many times that year.
15 years later, we’re still here.
Married with Husbands.
Mothers with Children.
Still sisters at heart.
Every December I drive to her house and we drive to her sister’s house for the
Round Robin Annual Ornament Exchange.
We laugh, we catch up, we open beautiful bags and boxes with gorgeous ornaments inside (and then we decide if we’d like to “STEAL” that particular gift from our friends which leads to even more laughing. . )
It’s fun and festive & the EVENT OF THE SEASON.
This year my theme was CUPCAKES (I know..Shocker! LOL)
I bought three cupcake ornaments like this one …A Blue, A Yellow, A Chocolate…and a SNOWMAN MUG
and so I baked some cupcakes & some cookies too.
and I had the BEST LITTLE HELPERS.
I came home with these beautiful baubles that are already hung on the curtain rod in my kitchen.
They match perfectly.
Just like my friendship with Noelle.
Noelle and her beautiful family just lost their dad the Thursday after Thanksgiving. If you pray, please keep them in your prayers or just send some good thoughts to them as they grieve. Her dad was a wonderful man who raised a wonderful family and my heart aches with my “sister’s”.
Love you Noelle, ALL MY LIFE. xo
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