From a very young age I was aware of the value of girlfriends.
I was fortunate to grow up in a household where my mom adored and cherished her girlfriends, and I think the importance of that was instilled in me from the beginning.
Quite simply, girlfriends are the best.
They challenge, they inspire, they support and they encourage. They are there on our best days and our worst days. They tell you when there is something in your teeth and call you out on your crazy idiosyncracies.
They make life full.
I have been so very fortunate throughout my life to be blessed with some pretty incredible, stand-the-test-of-time girlfriends. And while we all do our best to get together frequently, to keep in touch and updated on life...sometimes a weekend away is called for.