Super Sad Day

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.


kiersten13 said...

OMG, you just made me cry...bye bye Nancy Nancy fancy pants:)

Lauren@BaylorSays... said...

I was just kinda aww, her friend is leaving and then you had to talk about your son and I'm bawling. Amazing the way kids change us!! I'm so sorry you won't have them nearby anymore, but it sure looks like you'll all be friends for a lifetime.

And I live in Florida- it's awesome! YOu should totally come visit them every chance you get! :-)

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Ashley said...

i am so sorry! I know just how you feel! my 3 best friends all moved away last year :( all to different awesome places but still gone! it's really hard but getting married last year and having my mr. (best friend numero uno) helped!!! make sure you visit!

Amanda Hill said...

Awe thats really hard I am so sorry! Friends are so special, hugs and kisses!

Danielle {freshquince} said...

Bummer...I hate change, especially when a good friend moves!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

So sad for you and your son. On the positive side you'll get to take vacations in Florida and when you do get together it'll be for much longer periods of time. I speak from experience being the one to move away from my besties.

lemondropdreams said...

I totally feel for you! I've known my BF for 13 years and we were actually able to live next door to each other for 5. She moved 2 1/2 yrs ago and I sobbed. Let me say, she only moved 5 minutes from me but it wasn't the same as being 5 seconds from me. We still carpool, but it's the daily stuff that I still miss!! Buy your ticket...those boys are too cute not to spend Halloween together!!

My Interior Life said...

That was so sweet. I'm crying now too. Those sleepover pics are priceless. And you know she'll be a forever friend so it doesn't matter where you are, when you get together it will be like no time has passed. Yes, you should definitely trick or treat in Florida!

LindsB said...

aww, im sorry your friend moved away! Its so hard when friends leave, I always feel like the world is going to end when they do. But, from my experience it does get better. I know it still sucks, but just think now you have a free place to go on vacation- thats always a tiny plus :)


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