and she has meant the world to me. We've been "together" since 1999 and have been through a lot together. She was my roommate, my late-night drive-thru buddy, she set Rob and me up, we were bridesmaids at each other's weddings, we've vacationed together, she's the first person who comes to see me in the hospital after I've had a baby, and she always knows exactly where to take me for my birthday.
You get the picture...she's awesome, and I'm a better person for knowing her.
This past year, she has been through so much that I can't even begin to explain. And today, especially, I am thinking of her, praying for her, and loving her very, very much.
Hang in there, my friend. Love you always!
BDEM: Today Jude came up to me and very randomly said, "Mom....I know why Jesus gives people hair."
"Oh, really buddy? Why is that?"
"So they won't look weird."
I said, "Well, what about Gordon, from Sesame Street? He doesn't have any hair!"
"Well, he doesn't look too weird. But that's because he has hair and just shaves it off."
"Isn't that the same as not having hair?"
"Well, kind of...I guess it's not too weird looking. Hey Mom - I know why Jesus gave people stomachs.."
"Because people would look REALLY weird if they were just a head and feet."