This month, Rebekah’s prompt for her ten on ten photo project is “A full harvest”. At first I was just thinking about this at surface level and I was discouraged because I was thinking “I’m spending the 10th in the desert! How am I supposed to find traditional harvest colors?!” But then I realized something that I think really takes this project to where Rebekah intends. The reason I spent this weekend in the desert was to celebrate the 30th birthday of my oldest friend. I met kaitlyn when we were 4 and her family moved into a house up the street from us. We became fast friends and have nurtured that friendship for well over 25 years now. She now lives in southern Utah so we’ve had to find special moments like this to continue that growth.
This weekend while we were on the way to dinner, kaitlyns mom who had also joined us for the weekend asked of when we got back together after months or years it just felt like nothing had changed and we said yes, that’s how it feels. There have been seasons where we’ve talked much less than we do now. There was one time (before smart phones) where she texted me a photo of an engagement ring except I didn’t get picture texts so I didn’t know for a month she was getting married! But this year we’ve seen each other 3 times and she’ll be in Seattle twice in the spring for wedding festivities. This weekend we talked about how nice it feels to have all this time and how as we both get a little more settled we can make it happen more than our vagabond 20s. Now we’re harvesting time and a long full friendship. A full harvest, indeed!
We spent the weekend at the Lake Las Vegas resort soaking up the sun, sleeping in, eating too much, and
shopping. It was an awesome respite! Happy 30th birthday, Kait!
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