Best Friend

We Are The Mastersons Photography

Best friends. What would we do without them, right? I certainly don’t know what I would do without mine.

My best friend in the whole wide world lives in New York City, and I am here, in California, and today is her birthday. She has been my best friend for almost 25 years now. (I am 28, for those who don’t know… so that’s the majority of our lives.)

Sarah Donaldson Photography

We have seen the best and the worst of each other. Together, we have… played dress up,  choreographed dances, acted in plays, had tea parties, gone on adventures,  shared secrets, kept secrets, had arguments, survived junior high, nursed broken hearts, lost loved ones, gone to prom, slept under the stars, cheered at football games, learned lessons, tasted freedom, traveled to exotic places (in our imaginations and real life) laughed ’til we cried, talked until there was nothing left to say.

Made U Look Photography

Separately we went off to college, discovered new things, new people, new adventures, and found out who we really were in the process, and continue to learn every day. But always with the other just a phone call away, and linked to one another by a lifetime of memories. It has been 10 years now since we lived in the same town (can you believe that, Lett?) but every time we’re together, it’s as if not a minute has passed since the time before.

Stephanie Williams Photography

She is my sister, my kindred soul, my best friend. And I wish I was with her today. Happy birthday Arletta. I love you.

P.S. This song will always remind me of you.

Pretty Clever Bride - March 6, 2012 - 4:53 pm

Seriously, there are tears in my eyes! This is so sweet and you and Arletta are lucky ones indeed, to have found friends like one another. My best friend is also far away, and yesterday was her birthday. So happy to birthday to your best friend, and all the best friends who are half a world away!

Kathy Ryan - March 7, 2012 - 1:19 am

Ahhh! Very sweet, indeed! Happy Birthday, Arletta!

Love, Kathy and Pat

Cris of Kiss My Tulle - March 7, 2012 - 1:48 am

So, so sweet! I am terribly blessed – my best friend ended up moving only an hour from me so we can see each other a couple of times a month. I loved this post.

Laurel G - March 7, 2012 - 2:33 am

what a wonderful post! love hearing stories like this!

Blaire - March 7, 2012 - 3:02 pm

That was beautiful. On facebook you wrote that this was a little off topic and how you like to get personal while I love all your wedding stories I love you getting personal too.

Arletta - March 8, 2012 - 7:08 am

Reading/listening to this and crying. My life is so abundant and blessed by your presence. I love you endlessly. Thank you.

bree [capitolromance] - March 9, 2012 - 5:20 pm

i love this shoot – it feels so editorial. also, pretty much in love with her polka dot dress.

erin {a lowcountry wedding} - March 12, 2012 - 3:22 am

what a sweet, sweet post!

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