20 years ago I was sitting in my Senior Psychology and Sociology class. Ms. Leal had a few of us walk around in a circle. The class had to choose which one of us would be most likely to be raped/attacked. They chose me. I was mortified. I met Wendy in this class. I don’t know what she said to me but I do know that I made one hell of a friend in Ms Leal’s class.
We went to the Prom together. We camped out at Horseneck beach for birthdays. She joined me on a date when I was too nervous to go on my own and met her husband that night. I think I’m a feminist but I’m Rush Limbaugh’s mamma next to her. She’s married to one of the best men I know. I love her like a sister. I’ve lived too far away from her for too long. Every time I see her it feels like I just saw her yesterday.
She attended law school and maintained some insane GPA and full scholarship. She’s raising 2 kickass girls and one smart alleck boy. She’s volunteered at the womens shelter. She travels the length and breath of New England for hockey games. You betcha she’s a hockey mom but don’t compare her to that ‘other’ hockey mom. She’s one bad ass tatooed woman. She’s soo much cooler than I am and I am honored that she calls me a friend.
Today she heard from the Massachusetts bar exam board. SHE PASSED!! On her first attempt. I teased her about not passing the bar exam this summer. I knew she would do it. I have never met someone with more determination.