This weekend I have my longtime friend, Jenn, in town. She and her husband always bring excitement and intellectual stimulation into our home. Jenn works in D.C., but her office is the entire world! She travels around promoting agricultural, economic and cultural improvement through projects in places like Sierra Leone, Tajikistan and Bosnia. Her husband, Ryan, is a lawyer at the FERC court in Washington. He is quite possibly one of the most intelligent, hilarious and interesting people I have ever met.
Needless to say, when they visit we are carried away into political and social worlds we rarely meet in Raleigh. Our small, family-centric life seems so quiet (even with two children under five!) next to their globe-hopping schedule. But Jenn is the kind of friend that never makes you feel insignificant. And that is why we have been friends for so long. I am blessed to have her in my life, whether she is 300 miles or entire oceans away.
Do you have a Jenn in your life? Who is your go-to person when things get tough or when you have good news to share? (In my case I am leaving my husband out of this question, but you may answer as you like!)