A good friend of mine died suddenly on Monday. What a shock. She leaves behind her husband and 4 little kiddos. She was seriously such a good mom. She'd never say she was perfect - but it was so evident that she loved those kiddos. And, so many of us who knew her would all go to her for advice. She always had a ready ear to listen, and while she was one of the busiest people I know, she never made me feel as though she didn't have time for me. Just the opposite. Who do you go to when the person you'd ask for advice (about grieving) is the one who is gone?
we are going to have the biggest tea-room chat in heaven someday. Thank you for reaching out to me, for rooting for me, for encouraging me, and for being such a fun and sweet friend. I'm so thankful I got to know you. I love you. Can't wait to see you again.
...you going right up to the homeless guys sleeping on the play structure telling them your kids needed to use it.
...you laughing because you'd covered one side of your notebook upside down and were always having to flip it over to start writing.
...all the time and effort you put into both our moms' groups. No one can ever fill those shoes.
...you wearing your Dr. Martens boots with your skirts. Sweet.
...you taking the time to tell me how to talk about sex with my kids!
...your honesty. Thanks for being open and real.
...you babysitting my baby boy at the last minute with out even batting an eyelash. And bringing me so many meals over the years.
...you carrying pictures of your babies with you months before you ever got to hold them.
...your email confessing how you'd just written something on your to-do list (that you'd already done) just so you could cross it off.
You were the best, Heather. I'll miss you so much. See you soon.