Last year I started a series of blogs about the most important people in my life. They featured my best friend from high school, Tiffany; my Dad; and my Troy roomie, Ashley. I figured now was as good a time as any to add the next person to my VIP list. Courtney Bryant and I met during Rush at Troy. We, along with 2 other girls, were inseperable during Rush. Although the other 2 decided on KD (Love you, Tara), Courtney and I were die hard Phi Mu girls. We wound up in the same pledge class, and the rest is history. We spent a good part of our freshman year at swaps, socials, and fraternity parties. We had lots of late nights/early mornings at the Sigma Chi house, the Front Porch, and the Waffle House, the only place in Troy that is open past midnight. We stayed out too late and then dragged ourselves to class with no shower. We pre-gamed for football games, baseball games, date parties, and formals. We pigged out when Court's mom or Dad would come cook for us. We took many trips to Tuscaloosa (even when we forgot important things, such as IDs, in Troy...ahem).
We spent an eventful Spring Break together where there were lots of awkward seagulls, rotations, and Dirty Sexxy Mondays...not to mention plenty of summer denim to last us a lifetime.
When we graduated from Troy, leaving Court and my other close friends behind was one of the hardest parts. It's just not that often that friends come into your life that you feel like you've known forever and you could never imagine your life without. Those are the kind of friends who you can go a month without talking to...and then call and never miss a beat. They are the kind of friends who tell you what you need to hear, even when it may not be what you want to hear. You trust their advice because you know that they always have your best interest at heart. These are the friends you can talk to via facebook chat when you are sitting in class bored senseless...and the kind of friend you can text random song lyrics to, because you know they know what line comes next. They are also the kind of friends you can depend on to be there for you when life deals you a hand you never thought you'd be equipped to deal with. Court, you are one of the most amazing women I know. I will be forever grateful for God blessing me with our friendship. I love you :)