Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Why Married Friends are Great

I truly cannot compare the two schools I’ve been at.. that would be unfair. The circumstances are totally different. I am lucky enough to find and make some really, really, realllllly good friends at both locations. Like.. life long friends that I would trust with just about anything. I don’t know if everyone has that at their work places, and I am very grateful that I have been able to find that!!

There is one glaring difference between my friends at HMS and my friends at GMS. At GMS, I have married friends. I’ve considered if I naturally gravitated towards them since I am now married myself.. but I think these people and I were just meant to be. We have our own group on Snapchat and our own group on text with our very own clique name. We come from different backgrounds and have different beliefs, but we are all excellent teachers and love our students…. And we’re pretty cool and funny too.

One of my favorite texts happened this weekend, “Ok. How do you keep your husbands from eating things intended for recipes during the week?!?!!” Ha it was funny because it’s happened to me too!!! I didn’t really have an answer.. actually I’m not sure anyone answered. Has anyone figured out this question to life!?

Also, they understand when I have to sleep in the bed by myself. Last weekend I was creeping on someone in my life and didn’t want to screenshot their snapchat… so I texted one of the girls and said hey.. will you have your husband record the snapchat on your phone… because Travis is out of town. And she did it!! Except she had to do it like five times because she kept laughing and I needed to send it to someone important.

We can also discuss important things like money. Not the specifics, of course… but it’s really nice to be able to have a discussion with a married person about money. Everything from “who is the money person” which I despise… mainly because just because I don’t check the online bank every hour, doesn’t mean I’m not a money person. But to saving for a down payment on a house, to eventually moving because families are expanding.. it’s really nice to be able to communicate with a married person who gets it.

They’re also the first people that text you when they hear the school is on lockdown after school yesterday. Besides my mom and husband, it was them I was texting.. as I sat in my assistant principal’s office for nearly two hours. They were the people that were concerned for me and everyone else on campus. They were also the people that have a soft spot for a student that is crying out. (Sidenote: he had a bb gun and was never on campus, just close by) But it was a long two hours and I was appreciative to those immediate texts that said, “If you’re at school, I’m praying for you.”

Needless to say, as I was reflecting about my school year and that day specifically, I just kept coming back to how great my married friends are.

They lit. 

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