Erika has 6 very special friends in her life and I’m thankful she trusted me with her vision in how she wanted to capture their friendships.
Erika has been friends with each for different amounts of time but met all but Grace through Nic, her husband. These are ladies she can tell anything to without judgment and they get her humor and personality.
Erika has known Grace the longest. Their great grandmas were sisters so that makes them third cousins. Even though they are related they didn’t really know each other until Erika moved to the same school in 4th grade. They ended up marrying brothers and are closer than ever!
As stated above Amber is Nic’s favorite cousin! Nic shares a birthday with Amber! Erika and Amber were together a lot for family functions, church, and volleyball and quickly grew a friendship. They would take walks together and share anything that was on their hearts. Amber is Erika’s medical expertise friend.
Erika met Ashley at church in 2006. Her earliest memory is Ashley dancing at her wedding. When Nic and Erika started a Sunday school class, Ashley was the founding member. She helped them come up with the name. They’ve had quite a few crazy car rides and heart to hearts. Ashley is Erika’s honest opinion and listening heart.
Erika met Chera while she was working at OCU (Ohio Christian University), but now they are family. It’s always fun when you get to go through the same stages of life with your friends. They shared experiences through pregnancy, babies, and toddler years. The thing Erika loves about Chera is that she is so supportive. She is the encourager.
Erika met Christa through Nic’s college roommates. They spent a lot of weekends together. Christa even helped Erika with a gift for Nic once. Christa is a hard worker and always just a text away. Erika hopes their little girls get to be as close as they are! Christa is a country girl.
Kristen started coming to Erika’s church and eventually made her way to her Sunday School. She is always ready with a smile and a sarcastic comment. She became family when she married Nic’s cousin Mathew. Erika and Kristen share a love of some tv shows. If Erika needs someone to hold her accountable, Kristen is her girl. Kristen is her “ask anything, I’m an open book” friend. No question is off the table.
To make good friends you must first be one! I’m sure your tribe has plenty of wonderful things to say about you too Erika. You’re a pretty amazing person. Thank you again for sharing this with me and choosing me to take these for you! May your lives be filled with many more memories to reminisce together and lots more years to have more adventures!