Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Aunt Candy

I wanted to take a minute and tell you about my best friend. She recently posted on her blog about how much she appreciated our friendship, and I realized that I don't always take the time to let her know how much she is appreciated. So here it is, even though it's way past due! Candy Robinson and I have been friends for nine years. We have been through many joys and trials together, and have always encouraged each other. Aside from Jeremy, Candy knows be better than most anyone. She has been a huge support for me during some very hard times. When I was sick and pregnant with Kylie, Candy was the one that came in the middle of the night to watch Caitlyn so Jeremy could take me to the hospital, the one who has lifted my spirits on numerous occasions. Just last Saturday night, we had a girls' night out. We met for dinner and then did a little shopping. We had a great time, and also some quiet time to share our victories and struggles. Probably the biggest secret to the success of our friendship is that we aren't afraid to be ourselves with each other. That trust is hard to come by, and something I don't take for granted. We always have the best time laughing and being silly. Laughter certainly is the best medicine! Jeremy is good at encouraging us to go on overnight trips, just us girls. We usually do this a couple times a year, and it is always a highlight for me. The funniest part is watching how relieved Mark and Jeremy are when we return home to help with the kids! I was there through her prayerful search for a godly husband, and God answered those prayers with Mark. I was extremely honored to be her Matron of Honor at her August 2006 wedding. Our kids lovingly call her Aunt Candy, and always look forward to time spent with her. She has been there for each of them since the day they were born. I look forward to being there for her children, and I pray that I will be a help for her. Though I don't mention her near enough, Candy is always there, behind the scenes supporting me in all my endeavors. Living here away from our families is tough at times, but having Candy here makes it feel more like home. Candy, thanks for being such a great part of our family! We love you!


Mark & Candy said...

Wow. What a post! You made me cry. Thank you for your friendship. I love ya!