This post has me reminiscing about my dear friend. After being pretty inseparable in college, my best friend Laura and I both moved back to our home towns and were jumping into our first “real” jobs, navigating corporate work life and finding our place in the world of adulthood. We would meet up for coffee or happy hour at least once a week, hang out often on weekends, and talk all the time. We stood by each other on our wedding days and shared every big moment in life. Time flew by though, and before we knew it, we both ended up living in different states, pursuing our next life adventures.
Living apart from my best friend was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. While me and my little family were in Georgia, my dear friend Laura and her family were in Massachusetts. We were both starting the journey into motherhood, but separate. Phone calls and quick meet ups when we were both back in Ohio visiting family was great, but I was always feeling a little empty without having her around. I will admit there were many nights of tears, wishing I could just grab a cup of coffee with her and talk about everything and nothing all at once.
But things always have a funny way of working out. Somehow, our paths brought us both back to Ohio and now, living only about an hour and a half from each other, we are able to share life’s amazing moments with each other again. Today, my heart is so full and happy to be able to share these photos I was able to capture of Laura’s sweet girls, Norah and Scarlett. Scarlett made her arrival on September 16, 2016. I was able to visit Laura, Brett and their beautiful girls a few weeks later and grab a few photos. Scarlett has already grown and changed so much but it’s fun to look back at her tiny little fingers, toes and features. And miss Norah is such a fun big sister. We had a blast playing together!
Enjoy these sweet faces!
To my dearest Laura: Thank you for your friendship, love, and support. I am so happy to be able to do life with you and I look forward to all the memories our girls will share together, with hopes that I can capture many of them through my lens.