This is Bella. My dear friend Jinell belongs to her. I got the chance to meet her the weekend before last on a trip to Boise. My good friend is getting married in May and I got to spend some quality time with her, a pre-wedding shower, if you will. We’ve been friends for over 23 years. We met working as baristas at one of Boise’s first drive-thru coffee shops in the ‘90s, Mocha Notion. We’ve lived together, worked together, moved away, moved home, dropped out of school, gone back to school, graduated school, gotten married, consciously uncoupled, navigated the hallways of loss, developed careers, held each other up in good times and in bad, and the list continues. Friendships that grow with you and survive the waves of time are truly special. I’m grateful. 💜