Sunday, April 19, 2009
I have posted before about the importance of family, but that is not to minimize the importance of friends as well! These past few days I've had a great time with various friends at a wedding and also reconnected with a close friend who I don't get to see as often as I would like.
Friday night Paul and I attended my supervisor Monica's wedding. We went with our good friends Theresa and Eric, and several people from work also attended. I have been at Families First now for 9 months and have met some great people. Theresa helped get me the job, but I didn't know anyone else there besides her, and she is in an entirely different department. It was a little hard for me to leave some of my good friends from the hospital and start over, but the people at Families First have been very friendly and welcoming. They are also a very fun bunch as you can probably tell from the above picture! On my left is Tabitha who is a Clinical Program Manager with me, Julie and Theresa are to my right and they work in the Foster Care department at work. Great idea on Monica's part to get a photo booth at her wedding, wish I had thought of that for mine! We couldn't get out of that photo booth and kept taking photos throughout the night. Here are some of Paul and I as well as Paul, Theresa, Eric and me.
On Saturday my friend Channone came to visit for the day. Even though she only lives 45 minutes away in Visalia our schedules don't allow us to get together as often as we'd like. We spent the day catching up and got some scrapbooking done as well. Channone has become quite the talented photographer so she was so kind to show me some tricks with my camera. Here are a couple of photos I took after learning some new techniques:
After Channone left I was cleaning out some junk drawers in the kitchen and came across this old picture of Channone and I from college. Channone and I met when we were freshman in college and had a great four years together at Fresno State. Channone is to the left of me in this photo. Kecia, to my right, was my college roommate for most of college and the maid of honor in my wedding. Suzi at the end often hung out with us, especially on Thursday nights when we would cook dinner with friends and watch 'Friends' back when there were new episodes every Thursday night. Unfortunately Channone is one of the few college friends I have kept in contact with since most of my other friends have moved away from Fresno and we have lost touch.
I remember some wise words from my father as he was dying. He told me "be good to your friends because they are the ones who see you through the good times and the bad." Good words to live by. :)