Sunday, January 28, 2007

On having girls

I've been spending a lot of time with Lucy and her three other bridesmaids. We've been to the bar a handful of times since her wedding; we've hung out at Lucy and Chet's (eating, bitching, giggling, baking cookies, watching movies) too many times to count.

Gradually, we're all getting closer. We divulge a bit more. We act a little sillier. We forget to keep up our guard.

All four of us have been friends with Lucy since high school. But we were never friends with each other. It wasn't because we disliked one another. We just weren't friends. And that was okay.

In the weeks leading up to Lucy's wedding, we spent time together. And realized that our three counterparts weren't so bad. They were all pretty cool, actually.

The end of the wedding could've marked the end of our association. I wouldn't have been surprised if it had been. But somehow Lucy, in her infinite wisdom, kept getting us together. And we just kept getting friendlier.

At the bar last night, April blurted out "you're my girls now!" She went on to explain that, after a falling out in the summertime with her best friend, we were now her closest group of friends.

Alexa agreed. She feels like she's been unofficially booted from another group of girlfriends.

Colleen agreed. The majority of her friends were her ex-boyfriend's pals.

I agreed. I haven't had a close group of girlfriends since high school (and I was on the fringe of that group).

Lucy agreed. And she's been friends with all of us from the beginning.

I think these girls have a lot to do with why I'm happier now.

And all this time I thought I was good at and okay with being a loner.

It's nice to find what you need. Especially when you didn't even know you needed it.


Laurie said...

Awwwww. I miss having girls. I am glad you found a group you get along with. We all need close friends.

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