Through your whole life, you hope that you will find your Forever Friend. I saw it with my Gammy as my Pappy was passing that her friend Cathy who was there to support her through the whole process. It's easy to see how much they mean to each other and it makes you so happy!
I have had friends come and go as different events in my life happened. From high school when I wasn't "cool" anymore when I didn't drink and smoke and the friends pushed me out, to college when other friends naturally grew apart, I feel that I have always been lacking in the friend department, but have an amazing family who filled that void in my life. I love the quote that says that one true friend is better than a thousand casual friends and believe it whole-heartedly!
When Jason and I got engaged, I joined a chat board on The Knot website where a bunch of girls who were getting married in June of 2011 chatted with each other and shared wedding details and questions. I would have never imagined that these ladies that I bounced wedding ideas off of would be the greatest friends that I now have. I consider each of them to be one of my best friends, and they know more about me than most of my real friends in real life! Of course they are also my friends in "real life" I just never get to see them. That will all change next summer, thankfully!!!
Anyway.... they have really been supportive of me during these last few weeks with all the struggles that I have been going through. Last night when I got home from Pappy's visitation, there was an envelope in my mailbox. At 11:30 at night, I fully woke up and got extremely excited when I saw what was inside!!!
Before I show you what was in my package, let me first tell you a little bit of information. When the Juneville babies started being born last summer, I had a necklace personalized for each of the Mommies with their babies name, birthstone and heart on it. They looked like this:
When I opened up the package the first thing that I saw was one of the sweetest letters that I have ever read. It was so heartfelt and it made me feel absolutely awesome! The letter alone was enough!
Once I could see again since my eyes were filled up with so many tears, I found two of the greatest gifts:
A date night with my hubby
And a donation made in Kadence's name to not only Penn State Hershey, but the Child Life organization which Kadence loved SO much!
Finally, I found a little mesh bag and I was so excited because I knew what was inside! I had thought about getting a rembrance necklace made for Kadence, but I had not figured out what it should look like. They did the work for me!!!
Here it is up close, complete with one of Chase or Daisy's hairs on the pool table ;-)
Words cannot even begin to express how much I love these ladies and how grateful I am to have them in my life! I have never met such a thoughtful group of people and I am lucky to have each of them in my life!!!