August 2, 2010

Through Thick and Thin

Kristi and Keelie, circa 1983

I met my best friend when we were one year old. We lived next door to each other on a quaint neighborhood street in small-town Texas. We played Barbies like nobody's business, baked mudpies out the wazoo, faught and made up at least 10 times a day, had Christmas parties and Easter egg hunts...we were tight.

My family moved when I was about 7, but God saw fit for Kristi and I to stay close friends. We wrote each other letters (the kind you put in the mailbox) throughout grade school and high school. We visited on birthdays. We ended up rooming together at college for a short time. She was my maid of honor. She now lets my children jump on her like she is a bounce house and buys them stuff...

My Wedding, 2001

You get the gist of it. We are BFF's through and through. For 30 years we have been there for each other. Perhaps it is because we are so similar. We both have red hair, our names start with letter K, we love a good romance story, enjoy traveling, spending time crafting...lots of the same loves. Unfortunately one thing we both love a little TOO much is food.

Kristi, like me, is done with this. Over it. She has made the decision to change her life and has begun a new weight loss journey. This is truly the journey to end all others for her; I really believe that. We have done the thick together--now we are ready for the THIN!

Race for the Cure, June 2010

I would love for her to be able to receive the same life-giving encouragement I have had from you all. Some days the words just give me the little lift that I need and other days those words are the ONLY thing that keep me going. Kristi needs that, too. We all do.

So I need you to do me a favor--follow her blog! And be to her what you have been to me. An encourager, a reminder, a prayer-warrior, a friend.

I promise, you won't be disappointed with this blog. She is at the very beginning of what is sure to be a miraculous transformation. She is funny and honest. She loves to take photographs so I'm sure there will be plenty on her blog. Her life is about to change forever and you have the opportunity to witness it first hand. You do not want to miss this!

Now go immediately to The End of the Beginning and follow Kristi on her journey! Be sure to read from the beginning (I think there are about 10 posts) to get the full story. You will laugh and you might cry.

Thanks a million,
P.S. There will be a cash prize for the first 20 followers. Just kidding. Now go.


Anna said...

This is so sweet! It's so nice that you're supporting each other :) I'm definitely having a look at her blog!

Molly said...

Thanks Keelie! I'm excited to start following another inspiration!!!

Kate said...

Thanks for the link! Will go and follow! You are such a good friend and inspiration. You'll be with her every step of the way, I'm certain of that.

Weight loss is NO FAIRY TALE said...

Looked at Kristi's blog...What an inspiration she will be!!

I'd love it if you'd like to follow my journey too =)


Scarlett said...

You are such a good friend. I hope she finds comfort in all the support she is going to get! I will be following her journey :)

Melissa said...

i will head over right now! Love the pics! You are a great friend! :)

MissyMcM said...

will do!

Anonymous said...

Awesome Keelie, that's what you are. I am definitely going to check out her journey. Also, I think when you are both in your happy place you should get all dressed and have a photo shoot.