Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thankful Thursday: a very dear friend

I am so very thankful for my wonderful friend Heather. I just spent 12 incredible days in California visiting Heather and her husband, and we had an absolutely fantastic time together. We did all kinds of exciting and fun things - from ziplining, whale watching, and kayaking in the ocean to trying to hit fastballs at the batting cages and going to Beauty and the Beast (aka best Disney movie ever) in 3D. There was lovely weather, a gorgeous view in every direction, and nothing to remind me of the dreary drudge of winter and the stresses of daily life. Beyond all that awesomeness, though, the best part of the trip was - without question - simply hanging out and talking with my BFF. We see each other at least once a year and talk on the phone somewhat regularly, but it's been years since we've had the proper kind of time to just be together. To have deep, searching conversations about things that matter to us. To laugh and to cry. To get to know each other even better.

Heather and I preparing for the 1500 foot zipline adventure!

To stay MS-relevant, one thing that means the world to me about Heather is how supportive and deeply compassionate she has been as I travel on this less-than-wonderful MS journey. She is a safe place I can let my fears and sorrows and worries out and she is a constant source of strength and encouragement. I'm so grateful for your friendship, Heather!


Tami said...

I am so happy that you were able to get away for a while and have FUN! We are excited to hear about your trip!

Traci said...

Heather is your soulfriend! You should share more photos and more California adventures/insights.