Just a quick tribute :)
I feel like life gives us little gifts along our path...some are small and fleeting while others find their place and stay. These ones, the ones that stay, are the most precious and life altering things I think I've ever found. The loyalty, the care, and the sacrifice is the kind to blow minds. People like this...hold onto them for dear life. They are the perfect sharers of happiness. The perfect cheerleader. The perfect friends.
8th grade one of these gifts came into my life and hasn't left since.
This little gem right here.
Me and Ryan were talking the other day, trying to figure out who might be able to do a favor for us. We both had brainstormed through a bunch of people and then it dawned on me...duhhh. Rachel Smith. We both looked at each other and said at the same time... "She is the BEST." Then we started walking to class and I just started to think of all the things she has done for me...you guys, the list was crazy long. There is no where that's fair to begin... but just to stay recent...my wedding, I know I've talked about it before, but she was there LITERALLY through everything. My dress, my invitations, my engagement picture outfits, my weird crafts, my pre-wedding santa barbara trip, engagement pictures, my wedding weekend...and a million other things. She came to see me when I got my wisdom teeth out. She checks in on me on the daily. She lets me live vicariously through her dating drama to make my life a little more exciting. She'll give me a straight answer no matter what. She lets me be unfiltered. She shares all of my happys and helps through all my sads. She's the only one I text about how much I need her in my life even when I saw her one day ago and she lives five blocks from me. She's the perfect wingman. This isn't even a piece of who she is for me. All I can say is I am DANG lucky to have this girl be in my life.
Hang on to the good ones my friends.
After my engagements in California 2013
Cozy summer bike ride with snow cones and Bear
Slightly awkward photo, but I had to be included in the family photo obviously...
Flash back to Cali trip 2009
Even further flashback...California trip of 2007
Rachel. You're dope.