Tuesday, August 21, 2007

My Michigan BFF

Detroit Marathon
Chicago Marathon

Mackinaw City

Mackinaw Island

Liliac Festival 10K

Grand Haven

Chicago Marathon

NYC 07

Today is a sad, sad day. My Michigan BFF moved to freakin Boise, ID. I couldn't ask for a better friend. Natalie is one of the loyalist, honest, trustworthy (is that the boys scout motto) friends ever. She has been my rock and confidant. She makes me want to be a better person and I am when I am around her. There is never a conversation between us that we do not laugh. I can truly be myself when I am with her and she loves me anyway. She truly wants my happiness and I hers. She loves my family and I love hers. Her sisters (and brother) are mine and my sister is hers. I could go on and on about this amazing person.

I have lots of good stories about Nat, but one of my favorites is when I ran the Chicago Marathon. Natalie came all the way to Chicago, by herself, to watch me run. She made me and Jill (my friends she had never met) amazing quilts/signs. She went everywhere with us making sure we were alright before the marathon. The day of the marathon she weathered the freezing cold weather for 4 hours by herself cheering us on every step of the way. It meant the world to me.
Natalie I love you! I will miss your freakin guts!


Megan said...

This is such a beautiful blog! I am sooooooooo sad for you! It is so hard to have your best friend move so far away. You are such an awesome person though and I know you'll pick up right away with tons of new friends! Call me!

Sarah said...

Gotta love Natalie. I loved reading this one.

Jill said...

Natalie was really the best supporter out there. She is an amazing person...your blog says it all! You will be missed Natalie!

Kilgore's said...

I am very sad for you. I know what it is like to have good friends live so far away, and it SUCKS!!! She has really been a great friend but I am sure the distance doesn't stand a chance!

Corinne said...

Today I have to say goodbye to my best friend and move to college!! It is so so so hard. And very sad. On a happier note, I love you and I am going to miss you a lot!! You are so freakin amazing!! I have always looked up to you, you are a great role model.

Jenny said...

I freakin' hate you Brittni Jo!(OK, not really)
You're gonna make me cry!
At least you don't have to go to work every day without her.
This sucks.

karinne said...

Hmmm, I feel your pain, Britt. It reminds me of a time I had a friend move away... to Michigan. Sucks, doesn't it?
Natalie, good luck in Idaho. I'm sure the 7 people that live there will love you!! You can help them with their potatoes. ;)

Lindsay, Keith and Hannah said...

Brit honey, I understand that you miss her, but it's time to move on and update your blog. It will help with the healing.