Imagine 27 years ago – a shy, blond-haired girl moves to a new neighborhood. All she knew was living with family on a dirt road near Crowder’s Mountain, NC. There was only one cousin to play with most days but she was used to playing alone. Then comes the move to a place where her school is across the street (a paved one at that!) and people are walking up and down the sidewalk on a daily basis. She felt completely out-of-place. Then comes an energetic, fiery red-headed girl with her younger sister. She was the very opposite of everything she knew. There mom was very talkative and readily introduced her and her daughters. That was the day a friendship that would last a lifetime began. Through laughs, silly fights, boyfriends, new friends, tears, quiet days under a plum tree talking about life to marriage, divorce and children…they have had a friendship that has endured.
Lucky for me – my husband is a GREAT photographer and could document just a little of me and Fran (the fiery red-head) along with our girls hanging and having a great time. We all met up at a newly renovated Rankin Lake Park in Gastonia, NC. Fran brought along her new love and his boys – while Chris and I had Nina along for the ride. We are so very blessed to have a friendship that has lasted for 27 years and that our girls are now friends. Don’t worry there is more to the story – enter Kristin in the next post!! Check out our day!!