I'm apologizing in advance for my super emotional weepy state. It just sucks when friends move away!
One of my best friends, Nancy Stanley, is moving away to Florida tomorrow. I've mentioned her before on the blog on several occasions, mostly because she is an amazing photographer, but today I want to thank her for being such an amazing person and one of my biggest cheerleaders. I can't even put into words how much I am going to miss her.
You never realize how much you take for granted until its gone. She is the matriarch, the grandmother, the glue that keeps everyone together. She constantly goes out of her way to organize get togethers, ladies nights, etc. I wouldn't know half the ladies I do if it wasn't for her.
What makes this ten times more sucky is that our sons are best friends. I spent last night rubbing Thomas' back as he cried about Luke leaving. And I cried with him. Then he asked if Luke was really moving or just going on vacation for a couple years. I said "He is moving, but it will kind of be like a vacation except he has to go to school." He lit up and said "Does he still get to go to school with me?" And then I cried some more.
He now wants to go to Florida for Halloween because they had planned their costumes together, Bumblebee and Optimus Prime.
Having kids also makes it so much harder. Its not just a friend, but a family that is leaving. They are so used to seeing each other everyday.
I have watched them grow, her kids are like my own. We let them have sleep overs at 5 years old.
From the first to the last there are so many great memories...
Our younger kids wanted in so it just became a crazy free for all.
Luckily it also wore them out quick...
I'm so going to miss this bunch.
Its rare to find a good friend that accepts and loves all your craziness, and is just as crazy too.
That makes you laugh and cry simultaneously and look into airfare for trick-or-treating.
I'm going to miss the crap out of you!
I hope the palm trees suck and you get your ass back up here soon.
Love you Nanc!
P.S. If you have an awesome friend, don't forget to tell them that. And if you are lucky enough to have them right there with you, give them a hug.