Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A special order

My dear fiend, Kate's daughter, Madison, special ordered this for her and her friend...
Why is this a special order?  Because Kate and I have been friends since 1996.  I just graduated from college and was just hired to teach for the first time.  I did not know the curriculum so she helped me.  She also helped me through a great deal of pain when my father passed away suddenly in 1997, only 6 months after I was hired to teach.  We had just met but she helped me through so much and without knowing me for too long she invited me back home to VA to meet her family... where she announced that she was pregnant...  I was so honoured to be there when she did so!  Of course, I cried... Her baby was born December of 1997.
Fast forward....
A few weeks ago I received an email from her daughter!  The baby I held when she was a few weeks old.  She now has her own email and is considered a "teen!"  And she placed an order for her friend... She is leaving for camp soon where she will present this to her.  How sweet is that?
I miss you Kate...I hope to visit VA soon!

This is a photo of her when she and her family stopped by for a brief visit in 2008 -- when my youngest was about 6 months old!
Kate sent me this picture of the two of them right before leaving for camp -- such beautiful girls!  :)


  1. Doesn't that just make you feel so old??? It does to me...the kid that I babysat while I was a teenager got married last year...I cried.

    Sandy at Little Bitty Things

  2. Oh that is totally sweet! :) How time flies! and it's really lovely to come across good memories of our past.

    Spanish Pinay