Normally every year, I spend Christmas Eve at home so I can wake up with my family and celebrate Christmas morning by rolling out of bed, opening gifts, and getting into the kitchen to begin cooking.
This year, I chose to spend Christmas Eve with a great group of friends who didn’t have the option of visiting with their families. Some had to work, and some happen to live thousands of miles from home. My good friend V said it all here, but I wanted to add in some (stolen) pictures to really capture the night.
An incredible dinner of Halibut and fried mushrooms was prepared by our chef-wannabe friend Joe, and I ATE IT EVEN THOUGH I HATE BOTH OF THOSE THINGS and it was good. Look at me, trying new things and not being stubborn.
Afterward, we watched a movie, played twister (which I was a contender in winning had I not been knocked over—those people play dirty), and really just enjoyed each others company the whole night.
It’s really comforting to know that I have such great friends.
V said it perfectly:
That night definitely reinforced that I’m doing something right. Right now I’m building friendships that will last forever. Some of these people will move away and lose touch. They won’t all always be involved with my day to day nonsense, but for the most part these are the people that are going to be a part of my life in some way forever. These are the people that are going to be around for all of the important stuff, hopefully for the rest of my life. These are the people I will get to be happy for when they get married or, more importantly, find a really good deal on groupon. (Or when their car doesn’t get stolen.) These are the people I will cry for eventually. These are the people that will help shape my life and my memories.
These are the people that give me hope for the world.
I hope everyone is lucky enough to have friends like these.