On January 31, 1997, in Kim's basement, Lauren, Kim, Rachel and I signed four bits of wrapping paper promising to meet at the Sandy Spring on February 1, 2007 at 4pm. (I sealed my signature with blood from a picked scab on my knee. The others, in spite of my efforts to persuade them, wouldn't do the same.) So, ten years (plus a few days, as Feb. 1 was a Thursday) later, we did meet at the Sandy Spring, behind Sherwood High School. We spent the whole day together, talking lots, eating lots, doing some shopping and seeing Kim's baby. It was amazing not to feel as old as I thought I would back in 1997 when I signed that paper. (Geez, I'm not even married yet!) It was also amazing to feel how little things have changed between me and my girls. We've gone through a lot, and continue to do so, but it's wonderful to have a space with such unconditional love and support. As well as a space with lots of room for ice cream sundaes!