My very best friend Mary Jo Curtis - Brown graduated this month from Austin Peay State University. I cannot even put into words how proud of her I am. This girl is amazing; she has been through more than most people our age and she has had to grow up a lot faster than any kid should have to. She really has had every excuse to not be very driven in life....but she has been! She was a cheerleader all through school, she managed to get a 4.0 in high school- and this was while she was taking all of the hardest classes, she got married right out of high school and she STILL went on to college. She graduated this month Magna Cum Laude with a political science degree in only 3 and a half years. She is now getting ready to go to law school!
Like I said, I am completely in awe of her and very proud to call her my best friend!
Enough with the gushing though...I completed the very difficult task the other night of getting our group of girl friends together all in the same room since before high school. Mary had been wanting to do this for a long time so I decided her graduation was the perfect excuse. We sat around at my house and immediately fell into old times - eating, gossipping, poking fun at one another, talking about boys and what we were going to do with our lives... lots of fun. If any of y'all are reading this, thanks so much for making this happen for Mary and for me...I hope we don't wait this long for the next time we get together.