Saturday, July 5, 2008

To Beaver. From Cakes

Court this one’s for you!! Let me tell you about my best friend. Her name is Courtney and I have known her longer than I have been married to my husband and know n my husband. Crazy thing to think about for me, but the truth. I have known Courtney since we were little girls. Maybe 7? Her family moved into the empty home across the street that was for sale. I think that God knew what he was doing when her family bought that house. She and I have been through everything together. (grade school, middle school, high school, college years, and now grown women raising families of our own)yes, we have had our fair share of fights as all teenage girls and girls in general do, but we have always been able to overcome our differences and remain the best of friends. We have a great friendship. I can talk to her about any and everything. Husbands, kids, even the hard times, Samantha, Sydney, God, girl stuff, ANYTHING! She was a treasure to have after the loss of the twins and I could not have made it though without her.

One thing that stinks about our relationship is the distance. She lives in Texas. But where hasn’t she lived. J She has moved several times due to the fact that her husband is a pilot. The nice thing though is that she has lived in some pretty awesome states. (Hawaii, Florida, Carolinas) I wish that we were closer in distance, but it works. When she does come into town it can be hard because I know that she wants to spend time with her family. (Mom, dad, sister, brother in law, etc)

She is hysterical. She has a wonderful personality and is the life of the party. She is always looking her best and dressed to the nines. In contrast I am the introvert and the one who has been known to brush my hair and teeth and walk out the door in sweats and a tee. So even though we have many similarities we also have many differences.

This past week has been not only a very difficult one, but also a very sad one. Sadly on Wednesday her daddy passed away. He leaves behind a wife that he has been married to for 45 years, 2 daughters, and 6 grandchildren. (+2 adopted daughters)

Courtney had a very close and unique relationship with her dad. They were able to talk to each other about anything and everything, laugh, tell jokes, and had a bond that never judged or criticized. I have in many ways been in awe of their friendship and relationship. This is going to be very difficult for her and her family. Tomorrow is the calling hours and Monday will be the service. I am asking for any and all prayers to be said for the family. Joyce (wife), Tempa (daughter), Courtney (daughter), Hannah, Avery, Christian, Aiden, Isabella, and Analeigh (grandchildren), Scott (son-in-law), Chris (son-in-law).

Like I said Court this one is for you. I know that when I told you about my blog you were asking when you would be posted in it. I hoped to do it on your birthday. I want to thank you for the past few days. I cannot thank you enough for allowing me to see your dad and kiss him one last time. It meant the world to me.

Mr. D~
I am so sad that you are no longer here on earth, but I know that you are up above and watching over your precious family. Maybe you are up there relaxing, playing golf, or dancing with your mom. You have always been a very special person to me. You were one of the hardest working men I have ever known. I will always remember having to keep it down because you were sleeping, how you worked the night shift, how you were always there for your girls all three of them, how you always had a joke, a way to make anyone smile and feel welcome and comfortable, and just for being you. There are so many childhood memories that I have with you in them. You will be missed by many. I will do whatever I can for all three of your girls and to always help them out when needed. I hope that I was able to moisten your lips and nose and that you felt no pain as you entered Heaven. I will always think of you with fond memories and love.
Please watch over Joyce tomorrow and Monday. They will be tough days for her, but I know she will pull through it just fine and with your love surrounding her.
We will all love and miss you!


Laura said...

I am so sorry for this terrible loss. Your friend sounds like such a special person. I am sure you love and support will mean a lot right now. ((HUGS)) I always like to hear about people like Mr D. the world needs more heros like that!

Jocasta said...

I'm so sorry. Thanks for sharing the lovely story about Courtney and Mr D. Hugs to you.

Jaime said...

I am sorry for your loss.

It's good to have such a wonderful friend. Especially one that's been there for so long.

Tracy said...

What a great, hard & emotion filled post. Seems like you have many special people in your life. You & Courtney's family will be in my prayers these next few days..

Good & Crazy said...

I had been wondering about the whole story...since I got the early picture?

I'm glad she has you. We lost grandparents last year. But a parent? That's tough. I'll think of her.

Genny said...

I'm sorry about your loss! Your post is a beautiful rememberance of him. And of friendship.

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

I'm so sorry to hear your friend's father died. Its never easy to lose a loved one; especially one you are so close to and share a special bond. SHe's lucky to have you as a friend.

angie said...

Oh, losing ones we love is always so hard. I'm so sorry. Your BFF sounds amazing.

Kim said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and Courtney's family.

Genny said...

Thanks for stopping by, and for your sweet comments!


Court said...

What an amazing tribute to my Dad, Cakes! I cannot even begin to express how much it means to me. I will treasure the last moments that I shared with my father and I am forever thankful that you were by my side to share in that memory. You are the best and our friendship means the world to me!! Artie would be so proud of you as am I! LYLAS BFF!!!

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