I think it's very fitting that I'm the last to share my version of how we met since I was the last to join the group. I'm not a native of Pennsylvania, nor did I go to the same middle school as they did. I'm the newbie to the group but I've never felt that way.
One thing I will always remember about these three ladies is how they say my name. I wish I could include an audio file because I won't be able to do this justice. Somehow they are able to say my name with the right emphasis to always make it sound like I'm in trouble. It's become a joke now so whenever someone does actually say my full name (and not KC), someone starts to laugh. I think it's impossible to say it differently now!
When we were in college, someone (who?) had the idea for us to each have a diary. The next time we saw each other, we would swap diaries and continue on. It was the best idea because I got to see glimpses into their lives that I never would have seen otherwise. It had all those stories that you forget to tell a few months down the road. I think that helped us stay as close as we did.
I think Kate, Laura, and Mindy did an excellent job of sharing those first memories. I just love that the four of us managed to survive high school, separate colleges, and the years since with each other. In many ways, I think we're stronger friends now than we were before. Why is it that distance has made it that way? Here's to more memories with amazing friends.