Itâ€™s amazing where life can bring you sometimes. It seems so often it takes you in a direction to test you but once and a while something truly special drops in your lap.
Many many years ago, in a faraway kingdom (or rather Kindergarten), I met another goofy girl like me. We were both going to private school and in all the years I went to this place she was the only friend I ever made (mind you there were 3 other girls in my entire grade). I never fit in with the other girls, I was the poor girl, the one they snubbed.
In second grade my friend, eventually I gave her the nickname Ice and she called me Robs, stopped going to the private school while I continued to go there until 7th grade. We were several towns away from each other but somehow we still kept up our friendship. I think our mothers appreciated our friendship enough to cart us back and forth between each house.
As we got older we drifted apart a little since she went away to a college out of state and I stayed nearby but we never completely lost touch. I think we went sometimes a year or 2 with no contact and then would just pickup again right off the bat. I have complicated friendships but this one was always easy.
Now sheâ€™s asked me to shoot her wedding and also shoot her wedding in Ireland (next year) and itâ€™s times like these I really believe in fate. Itâ€™s because of my friendship with Ice and the fact that weâ€™ve kept in touch when we so easily could have lost touch that I am on this new path. Her belief in what she thinks I can do is what gave me that little push I needed.
Iâ€™m so glad I have a friends like her who believe in me so much they can put all their faith in me like that. Itâ€™s a friend like her, like so many of you, who got me to where I am today. Iâ€™m still in awe.