Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Happy Anniversary, Friend!

Ten years ago today I met one of my sweetest and dearest friends. I don't typically remember the day most of my friends and I met, however, Kristin and I met at a track meet. She was and still is the ONLY girl friend I ever made at a trackmeet. Typically, the girls are not very nice. Granted they are nervous and sometimes intimidated to converse with other girls, but not Kristin. She came up to me and introduced herself, told me she heard I was fast and wished me luck. That Saturday in Claude, TX, changed my life for the better forever.

We would meet many times over the years in cross country meets and trackmeets. We always hated having to compete against one another. I miss those times...when we lived only 45 minutes apart.

It's funny. The day we met I beat her in prelims and she beat me in finals. It was a sport that I thoroughly enjoyed. Kristin has carried the torch on and ran several half marathons since I high school days. I'm still hoping to attempt my first in the near future.

No matter where life takes us or what happens, I know Kristin will always be there for me. She is a beautiful person inside and out and I am SO very blessed that she came up to me before the 400m dash a decade ago.
Here's my fellow track diva and me on my wedding day.
And celebrating my 23rd birthday last year-what a treat!


kristin said...

Oh my dear! You made me cry! You are so sweet and I am so blessed to have you in my life! You make my heart happy. Happy Anni!