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We can go months without a stolen glance at one another- and yet we pick up right where we left off without so much as batting an eyelash. We live very separate, very different lives and, yet, we ground one another like no one would ever imagine. 
She’s the one person in the world that can defend my character and still put me in my place in the span one sentence. She’s never been the most emotional or tender person with me but that’s not ever what I’ve needed her for. She’s given me strength when - at my core - I didn’t honestly think I could move forward. 
Her shoulders have been weighted down over the past 5 years. And you would never know that. She manages to pull her shit together and put a smile on her face even when she very easily could admit defeat. She is my epitome of strength and grit. 
I’m a firm believer that God puts people in your life for a reason. 16 years ago this summer (Jesus we are old), he gave me Melissa. That year, she introduced me my first cigarette and taught me how to sneak out of a window (which made me so nervous that I immediately tossed my cookies). Over the years we’ve shared broken hearts, bottles of Mad Dog 20/20 (not our brightest hour), secrets, annoying habits of our significant others, and inside jokes (Alex Mack ring a bell?). She’s attempted to teach me the art of bargain shopping while I’ve endlessly explained to her (to no avail) that sometimes it’s okay to pay for quality. We stood as a pair as we buried a dear friend and then [much later] as we both walked down the aisle. 
I won’t say that Melissa saved my life— but it’s certainly been infinitely better, stronger, and happier because she’s in it. 
a bestie [lunch] selfie // april 23. 2014 

We can go months without a stolen glance at one another- and yet we pick up right where we left off without so much as batting an eyelash. We live very separate, very different lives and, yet, we ground one another like no one would ever imagine. 

She’s the one person in the world that can defend my character and still put me in my place in the span one sentence. She’s never been the most emotional or tender person with me but that’s not ever what I’ve needed her for. She’s given me strength when - at my core - I didn’t honestly think I could move forward. 

Her shoulders have been weighted down over the past 5 years. And you would never know that. She manages to pull her shit together and put a smile on her face even when she very easily could admit defeat. She is my epitome of strength and grit. 

I’m a firm believer that God puts people in your life for a reason. 16 years ago this summer (Jesus we are old), he gave me Melissa. That year, she introduced me my first cigarette and taught me how to sneak out of a window (which made me so nervous that I immediately tossed my cookies). Over the years we’ve shared broken hearts, bottles of Mad Dog 20/20 (not our brightest hour), secrets, annoying habits of our significant others, and inside jokes (Alex Mack ring a bell?). She’s attempted to teach me the art of bargain shopping while I’ve endlessly explained to her (to no avail) that sometimes it’s okay to pay for quality. We stood as a pair as we buried a dear friend and then [much later] as we both walked down the aisle. 

I won’t say that Melissa saved my life— but it’s certainly been infinitely better, stronger, and happier because she’s in it. 

a bestie [lunch] selfie // april 23. 2014 

PSA

For all you rose drinkers out there, Whispering Angel is a new-to-me discovery and it’s really just delightful. I’m no sommelier (so I’ll spare you my half-assed attempt at describing the “notes” I know nothing about) but I can say that the bottle went too quickly on Saturday evening. 

I have it on good authority that it is available @  Wine Warehouse as well as The Fresh Market.

Definitely worth the $20-ish smackers in my opinion. 

((Thanks to my Momma for actually finding this one. I can only take credit for my palate enjoying not for the procurement of said bottle. This is not a sponsored post either— just a recommendation of booze from one wine-lover to the rest of y’all))

PSA

For all you rose drinkers out there, Whispering Angel is a new-to-me discovery and it’s really just delightful. I’m no sommelier (so I’ll spare you my half-assed attempt at describing the “notes” I know nothing about) but I can say that the bottle went too quickly on Saturday evening.

I have it on good authority that it is available @ Wine Warehouse as well as The Fresh Market.

Definitely worth the $20-ish smackers in my opinion.

((Thanks to my Momma for actually finding this one. I can only take credit for my palate enjoying not for the procurement of said bottle. This is not a sponsored post either— just a recommendation of booze from one wine-lover to the rest of y’all))