I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun. ~Chuck Swindoll
This quote sums up Vivi’s and my friendship. Friends since middle school, we have weathered our share of ups and downs – sadness and joy. We have lamented about wayward teenagers, worried over economic downturns, and faced the loss of a loved one. But throughout this, we have tried to keep our wits about us and face each day with a positive attitude. Vivi and I are very different personalities; however, the friendship works. Vivi loves the political process and served as an elected official. I love the classroom, which is where I have spent the last 16 years. We are now in our 50’s growing old (even though we don’t look a day over 29), our kids are mostly out of the house, and we are starting a new adventure. I guarantee this new adventure will involve spa treatments, travel, shopping, and lots of laughter.