I have the most amazing friends, EVER...I said, my friends are AMAZING. You could not ask for more loving, thoughtful, beautiful, gracious, AMAZING friends than mine.
I got home this afternoon to a package on the porch. I love those days! And I had received a slightly crypic email from my Buddy Amanda today, so I ran inside, already excited. But, there was NO WAY I expected what I found in that heavy box that the man in the brown truck left for me today. NO WAY.
It was FULL of love from my hometown. This love took on the shape of sweet sweet cards written to The Colonel and I, expressing love, grief, prayer, and comfort for what our family has been through lately. But, there was a lot more in the box than sweet words - although that would have been plenty!
My AMAZING friends filled the box with Bako treats and thoughtful gifts -- Smith's thumbprints, Dewar's chews, Luigi's seasoning, Olcott's coffee, yummy hair products, hot new chick lit books, handmade greeting cards, a DVD of pictures of all my buddies, great friend songs on CD, images of a family photo shoot -- and my tears spilled all over all of it.
Thank you thank you thank you for loving me! I miss you all SOOO much, and it feels so good to know that even though many many miles separate us, you still think of me. And, by the way, thank GOD for blogging. I would miss you all SO much more without it. And through it, I've been able to get to get to know Lorie and Davi that much better - we knew each other at home, but now you are MY friends, not just friends of my friends. I love all of you so much!!