I have great memories of summer church camp when I was young, even though they are few. It was some of the best times I remember ever having. There were four of kids at home, so I was more than happy to get away for a few days - go under the radar, fade into the background. Camp usually came with the bonus of new friends, too, and the fun of seeing friends made the summer before.
That's how I got to know my sweet, sweet friend, Jeanice. She was the hot one in our cabin who always had first pick at the cute boys! :) She is a beautiful woman who is as "down to earth" as any gorgeous woman can be. Jeanice and I used to visit each other in high school, even though we lived in neighboring town that were kind of rivals in a juvenile sort of way. I'm lucky to have known her all these many years.
It's amazing how many women I know who are so nice, especially as one of the first ways I'd describe them, and she is definitely one of those people.
She and I haven't actually seen each other in person for a few years now. But by the grace of Facebook, as I've mentioned before, we can still stay in touch. It's not the miles so much but life that gets in the way. People grow up and move in different directions. We're within driving distance, though, and I'd love to spend time with her again some day.
Jeanice has raised a great bunch of kids, and she works hard for her family. She still has a few children at home, and I get to see them all mature through pics online. I so wish we'd been able to have our families be closer.
I hope Jeanice knows how much she means to me, and I want to say, "Thanks, my friend!" It's so important to me to have positive women in my life, and you are definitely a gem!