3.30.2009

Have I already posted this picture?

I cant remember and I'm too lazy to look back. These are my friends, The Shirtgirls. (Kate and Linz are actually missing from this picture but it's the most recent of the group.) It's a fairly random bunch. We were all in the Lehi 4th Singles Ward together and about 6 of us got married about the same time to dudes also in the ward. It's fun cuz we can do girl's night out or invite the husbands and they are friends too.

We hung out this weekend and it was quite enjoyable. It's been a really long time since I laughed so hard that my eyes wouldn't open. I'm serious. My cheeks hurt! And over nothing, really.

If I'm being honest, I can admit that the last month has been really hard for me. Losing my grandparents has been a big deal. They were kind of like parents to me. I lived with them on and off from birth thru college. I have only good, fond memories of them and it's so hard to have them gone. I feel like I've lost my happy place. It's only been a few days now that I can look at pictures and talk about them without crying. Being in their empty house after my great grandma's funeral was hard but Brad let me bring home a TREASURE. Their wind chimes are hanging on my back patio. I love wind chimes. I cant explain what it is about the sound that is so soothing to me. Maybe it is just that my grandparents have always had them and so I associate the sound with that wonderfully calm place. Brad was never going to let me have wind chimes because he hates them. But we brought these home and HE hung them up immediately.

So... I'm on the mend. The tear ducts seem to be operating at a more appropriate level these days. Thank you wind chimes and thank you Shirtgirls.



7 comments:

Auburn said...

love you!!!

Courtney said...

You are great...I am REALLY glad you came on Saturday and that things are getting better.
I think my favorite part of us is that we can laugh into tears over random nothingness!

Emily Gordon said...

I loved those windchimes too! Lucky!

Jaime S. said...

I agree that the shirtgirls is a random group but yet such a great social outlet. Love it.

jodi, making all her mormon dreams come true, at slow as molassess speed said...

Sorry i missed the good time. I love you Jill, i am sorry you are hurting. I am sorry i was mad you didn't come to the earlier one (when i was in town) but it was just cause i wanted to hang out with you (we had such a fun time at the new years party). I am glad you are on the mend. Miss you.

Osita said...

Jill...I think about you a lot and want to walk down to your house, but i feel like I will come at the most inoportune time ever. I am down the street and would love to hang out with you whenever
jer

Brooke said...

Love you so much Jill! And I am glad you have those wind chimes... What a great reminder that they are still with you! Would love to sit on your patio and enjoy them with you!