July 9, 2007


“Friends are relatives you make for yourself. ~Eustache Deschamps

When we moved 1,200 miles from our families in PA and NJ, friends became our family here in South Florida.

We attend each other’s children’s performances. We share holiday meals. And we offer each other shelter during storms – both figurative and literal. Carilynn and Holly – you and your families sure know how to make hurricane evacuation fun.

“A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.” ~Lois Wyse

Fourteen-years-young and getting in trouble for talking in Mr. Perry’s 8th grade science class, Jeanne and I began a lifelong friendship. We have so much in common that even our birthdays are two days apart. Happy birthday, girlfriend! After twenty-eight years of friendship, we still haven’t run out of things to say to each other.

Jeanne (J.W. to those in the know)

“Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.” ~Virginia Woolf

About seven years ago, a group of creative friends came into my life thanks to the SCBWI.

These friends understand my writing life like no others.

This past Friday evening, my friend Riley and I spent hours blathering on about books and writing while her hubby, Kenny, taught my hubby and sons to juggle. That was the most fun I’ve had in a long time.

Until the following day . . . when my dear writing buddies took me out to lunch.

Janeen, Sylvia, Me, Carole (Linda is missing from
the photo, but not from our thoughts.)

These women are like rock stars to me. With their wisdom, passion and compassion, I hang on their every word and revel in their company.

My sons will tell you that my best buddy is a guy. And I happen to be married to him.

Me and Hubby
(at the mountains in PA)

“God gives us burdens, but He also gives us friends to help carry them.” - Donna Gephart

Hugs to all my friends,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hey sis, and friend... love what u wrote, and love your photos too!!! :-))