Life Is About Friends

That’s Anita on the far right. Root friend. All of these ladies are root friends. That’s me second from left.

Right now I’m packing for an adeventure of a lifetime. I wanted to let you know I’ll be away for  the rest of the month. I can’t even believe it myself.

So, last December (almost a year ago) my good friend and I hatched a plan. It was a plan that I didn’t really think would happen. Just talk. But no. We’re doing it!

Life is about friends

As you know, my son has been living in Melbourne, Australia for the last 8 months. You may recall when I said goodbye to him. I wrote about it in Roots and Wings. He asked me if I would come and see him and honestly, the thought of  an 18 hour flight scared the s***t out of me. But. My good friend, said she has always wanted to go to Australia! I didn’t even know this…how did I not know this?

Anita and I have been friends since grade two. Seriously. She had no front teeth when I first met her. Later, in Grade five, I fought Phillip Kopp to protect her. I was so mad. He pushed her and she fell and broke her front tooth! She had to get a cap. Well, no sir. No one does that to my friend. I confronted him immediately, and fought back on her behalf. I laugh today thinking of it. Something else that we laugh about, she has the most nicknames out of all of us. I have one nickname. She has about five. That’s the kind of person she is. we can make nicknames for her and she just laughs and loves it.

Well, anyhow, we hung from the apple tree in her back yard and shared secrets. Still do. Minus the apple tree.

So, off we go on an adventure of a lifetime. My son is so happy that I’ll be sharing his new city with him and I have Anita to thank for accompanying me.

I was truly daunted by the flight and travel  logistics but it’s okay, we’re going to navigate this together.

So, just to let you know, if I’m quiet here on the blog and social media, it’s because I’m away on an adventure. I promise to share when I return.


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34 Replies to “Life Is About Friends”

  1. I know you are going to have a wonderful time in Australia Lisa. Love your friend, she is a gem! Enjoy and don’t worry about a long flight. Just read a good book, drink wine and sleep! I know long flights too well. 🙂 Bon voyage dear friend. Hope you pop in to share a nice pic…would wait for all the stories. Love and hugs.
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    1. Thanks, Balroop. Feeling a little nerves but I guess it’s the anticipation of the long journey. Yes, she is a gem. I’ll share a pic or two!

  2. This sounds like so much fun! I would love to see Australia, and in particular Melbourne, so you must take lots of photos and notes. Have fun!

    1. Yes, that’s a good idea. We did it though and it wasn’t too bad. Shout out to Qantas Air here 🙂 your Alaska trip was adventurous!

  3. Love, love, and more love!!!! Only wish you were stopping over in Hawaii on the way there or the way back! <3 <3 <3
    p.s. i hitchhiked and camped in Australia for two months ago in my former lifetime–before kids, before marriage the whole nine yards. Have a FABULOUS TIME! 🙂

    1. I also wish I was stopping over in Hawaii! I am kicking myself for not planning it that way. Wow, I’m impressed, Jane. Did you love it? I’m loving Melbourne and the countryside.

  4. Hope you have the adventure of a lifetime, Lisa! Melbourne, my part of the world! Currently the weather is amazing, sunshine and warmth 🙂 I do hope your son likes his time here and so do you. It does sound like you and Anita are peas in a pod. Very brave and nice of you to defend her – and maybe you still do that today 😀 Agree that friends is about life. Nothing like a good friend who you can be honest with and got your back. Safe travels <3

    1. Hi Mabel, it really has been amazing! The beauty here is breath taking. I will email you as it would be sweet to meet for a coffee or something. Our friendship is surviving the travels haha!

  5. Since grade two….oh this is what I wish for my son. My sister will always be my best friend but I don’t have a best friend outside of family.
    Cherish this – I know you will.
    I’m so happy for you. THis makes me happy beyond happy xoxo

    1. I’m sure he will have friends from primary school for life. There are distances but we tend to find each other again. It’s been a wonderful trip! Thanks, Kim. I think it’s so nice you and your sister are best friends <3

  6. Oh, I cannot wait to hear all of the stories <3 You have been missed, girl. Also, these are the kinds of friends (and stories) you hold on to and cherish forever. What a dear friend to go on a trip to Australia with you!!! LOVE!!! Also how cute that you defended her honor back when? You are adorbs 🙂
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    1. Aw, thanks Charlotte. The time went so fast. I will write a post about it. It was beautiful there!! Yes, she is a dear friend who I can always count on. We were in fifth grade haha!

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