I have the best friends in the universe. I truly believe this. When my life fell apart they were there to pick me up off my bathroom floor, feed me, take me out for drinks, entertain me, distract me & for any other number of things that I needed to make it through each day. So, I just wanted to take a little time & publicly thank them - & to brag on them a little.
Craig, Ashley & John - you were my first line of defense. You were in the eye of the storm, the arms that I ran to first. You provided me with a sanctuary, ears to listen, arms to hold me & distraction when all else failed.
Craig - Thanks for being the best Wingman ever, making awesome brownies & knowing how to make me laugh when I thought the tears would never stop.
Ashley - Thanks for so readily agreeing to become the Roomie, making sure I always had tissues & blankets, your constant concern and for allowing me to intrude during the beginning stages of your love story.
John - Thanks for letting me break The Rule & for your consistently honest advice (even when I didn't want to hear it).
Bud & Jessica - Your love for each other gave (& still gives) me hope. You made me feel like a rock star & loved completely. Thanks for always making the time for me & listening to my hours & hours of rambling stream of consciousness. I alway feel at least 10 pounds lighter after talking to one or both of you.
Paul - Thank you for always speaking from the heart, even when it hurt me. Thank you for bringing a different POV to the table & for always challenging me. Whether I want it or not, I know I need it, so thank you for having the courage to be that person for me.
The GIML (guy in my life) - I could honestly write an essay here, but I won't. Thanks for always carrying around the super glue, being my backbone when I didn't have one, making sure I ate & helping me find my way back to myself when I thought it could never happen.
The VBFitU - Even from 6000 miles away, you were there every step of the way to guide me & hold my hand. Your capacity to love will never cease to amaze me. I'm so lucky to have you in my life.
(This space reserved for a picture of us to be taken very soon!!!!)
The 8 of you were & are my core and acted as my heart when it was shattered into a million little pieces that I thought could never fit back together. I will never be able to thank you enough for what you have given me back.