A strong friendship doesn't need daily conversation,
or being together.
As long as the relationship lives in the heart,
true friends never be apart.
And just like that it was over and we were handing her back to our friend Eric to take back to the airport. We had a quiet day yesterday, with just sticking here close to home, getting things sorted for the airport, we went to lunch . . . a late Birthday lunch . . . with Carolyn and Eric . . . and before we knew it we were hugging and wishing fond farewells.
and now this morning . . .
There is no smell of her coffee brewing. No sound of her voice saying goodmorning to . . . MIDZIE . . . like only she can say her name, no giggles, no smiles, no Tatiana. She is more than a friend to me. She is like the daughter I aways wished to have, a kindred spirit, a sister from another mother. She is missed. Thank goodness for modern technology, and the knowledge that she is home with her real mom and dad and a special someone, all safe and sound. True friendship knows not the boundaries of age, time or distance. It just is.
Josh, Jake and Jon.
I love this simple photo. It speaks volumes don't you think? Three brothers . . . nevermind that they were probably poking each other and squabbling five minutes after this was taken . . . for this special moment in time they were totally in tune with each other, making a memory, creating a history together that they will never ever, so long as they all should live . . . ever share with anyone else on earth. A part of each other's story. That is the magic of family.
My sister always sends me the nicest cards. This arrived yesterday. I love it. Too, too, too precious for words.
To each of you who has messaged with your details to put on the blog readership, and for the lovely messages accompanying them. I have collected them all so far and am so grateful for them. Too many for me to personally respond to, although I will try, but please know I have gotten them all. And any who left their e-mails in the comments section, I have gotten them too, but not published your comments so that your e-mail addresses are not out there . . . for your safety you understand. Thank you all so much. Not sure exactly when it will happen but I suspect before the end of the week. I have a lot of catching up to do.
I love this.
And I love this . . . she is saying please pet me, pretty please.
You cannot resist.
In the kitchen today . . . Blueberry & Corn Salad. Oddly delicious!
I will be back to my regular programming tomorrow, but in the meantime know that
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And I do too!