This weekend, a big group of my ladies got the hell outta town to float on the river and drink some beer, to play games, to laugh with each other and cry for each other, to share our time and ourselves. We’ve been doing this annually for the last few years and the group fluctuates – each woman makes it when her life allows it. The weekend together always teaches me new things, reminds me of others, and more deeply ingrains in me the value of friendship. I grew up with many of these ladies. I hope I get to grow old with all of them.