23 Dec '16, 12pm
The Ornament Exchange - a guest post by @angiegillikin
As the calendar nears December a group text message always includes a conversation about the holiday calendar. When can we meet up? Group text is a sign of the times, but the group is a gift of time. Nearly twenty years in fact. We all met in college, through classes, organizations and growing up friends. Each of our stories are different but have a lot of similarities. All these years later, we are far from those carefree days and well into life. We’ve stood up for each other in weddings, celebrated 30th and 40th birthdays, held new babies and cheered for those babies as they are growing up. Just this fall we sat in the bleachers of High School football thinking, how did we get here? Along the way we’ve held each other up through infertility, family struggles, death, and broken hearts. We rally around on the best of days and never run on the hardest of days. We show up. W...