Friday, February 24, 2012

Best Friends Forever

by Carrie Wells, Ed.D.
Build-A-Bear Workshop will celebrate two major milestones this year. First, it is their 15th birthday ~ the first store opened in St. Louis on October 27, 1997. Second, they will be celebrating the sale of their 100 millionth furry friend. Congrats to Build-A-Bear!

Build-A-Bear is all about building friendships. Can't you tell? Lydia loves her Bears!

When Lydia was about a year old, I started thinking a lot about making her a best friend...because my parents made my best friend, my younger sister Jamie. We've gone through so much together, but regardless of what has happened or will happen, we know we always have each other. We come from a very small family - our parents are both only children, so we didn't have cousins to play with or big holiday celebrations. We went through so many friends over the years, relationships that didn't work out, conflicts with each other, our parents, and everything else best friends and sisters can get into. We know how to make each other laugh, cry together, and smile again. We try to always be there to enjoy the good times and support each other through the tough times.

I guess the best way to show our bond is through pictures...and reminding her daily....
Jamie, I love you. Thank you for being my best friend forever.

*By publishing this post, I was entered to win a gift card as part of a promotional offer from MomSelect and Build-A-Bear Workshop. All opinions expressed are my own.

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