My dear friend Mary came over yesterday afternoon for a cupcake happy hour with me and the girls. Nothing reminds me more of cupcakes than my friend Mary. Her and I used to work together and take turns bringing in sweet treats. We shared a love for cake, pastries and just about anything with a healthy dose of sugar. Both of us had our own candy stash in our desk drawers. Our jobs both ended around the same time but we kept in touch. Mary was a great source of support for me when we were planning our family. She made it possible for me to juggle the never ending doctors appointments, hormones, injections and even heartbreak. I remember sobbing in her office one time and not having to feel the slightest bit embarrassed or inappropriate. She took care of me like I was her own daughter. Eventually Royce and I chose ivf and she shared in the joy and excitement of our positive pregnancy test, anticipation of our daughters and celebration of their arrival.
Mary was gracious and caring and fed my sprit on a daily basis and I truly miss that but feel better and wiser because of the things she taught me and wisdom she shared with me.
She is family.
Thank you for making my life sweet, Mary and thank you for your friendship.