Sunday, March 27, 2011

Bride to Bea

"& you walk across the stage, take a bow, hear the applause,
& as the curtain falls, just know you did it all-
the best that you knew how & you can hear me cheering now.
So let a smile out & show your teeth cause you know you lived it well."
-This is Not an Exit, Saves the Day

I thought it would be appropriate to write my next blog about one of my greatest friends, Beatriz Amorija Chavez. To her close friends, she is known as "Bea". Let me just start off by saying I've known Bea for nine years, and I don't think there is a single person that I have more pictures, memories, inside jokes, tears shared, or special songs with, other than her. We spent our youth going to shows, driving in my old station wagon listening to Copeland, The Starting Line, and Dashboard Confessional. Of course by our senior year we had expanded into "hardcore music", where we'd shout to lyrics of Norma Jean, The Chariot and He is Legend. The lyric at the top of this blog has such precious meaning to both of us. A lyric that we often quote to one another, just at the right moment when we know nothing else will suffice, except those words. In our youth, music and Jesus brought us extremely close.

Over the years, our friendship grew into a sisterly bond, and it has been the very thing that has brought me out of some of the darkest moments of my life. I know that Bea is a friend that I will call on for the rest of my life. We've been through it all... literally. We've experienced life together. The good, the bad, and the ugly. I find so much joy in knowing that Bea is the type of friend that when I give her a certain look, she knows exactly what I am thinking. More often than not, when I laugh a specific way, at a certain time, she knows exactly what memory I am reminiscing. I love that about us.

Yesterday was spent celebrating Bea as she is one month away from becoming a bride. No longer will she be "Miss Chavez", she will be "Mrs. Morin". I still can't believe it! I remember talking about getting married one day, and talking about all the things we will want at our wedding and even what our gown would look like. It's crazy to think that we are days away from this event (for her) to actually become a reality. I am absolutely honored to be one of her bridesmaids. Her Bridal Shower was beautiful, and very sweet. I found myself getting emotional just thinking about her wedding day. So surreal, so great.

My dear Bea, I love you so much. Thank you for all the wonderful memories, and life changing moments we've had. I am so excited for your new journey. Through everything, I will be there for you - no matter how old or how tired we get. No matter how far life takes us;
I'll take care of you, have faith that when you call my name, I'll be there.

(Here's one more, just because)

1 comment:

  1. Funny that you put those lyrics on this post. Years ago those used to be my favorite Saves the Day lyrics. Are they even still around?