Tomorrow is my friend Terri's birthday...and she's coming to visit! It totally feels like I'm the one getting the present for her special day.
I met Terri for the first time when Audrey was in kindergarten in San Diego. We had lunch duty on the same day and I remember her telling me about the scented geraniums taking over part of her yard. "I'll bring you some," she said. And she did.
We met smack-dab in the middle of finding out Toben was bi-polar; life was crazy and it was all I could do to keep it together. But I remember being so touched by her openness, her vitality, and her thoughtfulness.
It was really at the end of Audrey's first grade year that we became great friends. We began to lead the girls' Brownie troop together and we just instantly clicked at that time. We joke that planning Brownies always took so much time because we always had so much to talk about that it took a while to get around to the meeting plans.
It was really, really hard to move away from San Diego because it meant leaving such a great friend behind. She often calls me on her morning walk along the beach at Cardiff and I'm so excited to take her on my morning walk on Friday so she can picture where I am as well as I can picture where she is.
There's something really important about being able to have my friends really know where I am.
All that to say, Terri's coming to visit tomorrow afternoon and I can hardly wait!
Me and Terri, last spring