I have been thinking about this post all day. How I was going to express the deep love I have for all my local friends here in the Portland/Vancouver area. I have lived here for 20 years, and in the last six months have found the reason why I am still here.
Good friends are very hard to come by. If you have them, never take them for granted. They will prove to be your rock when you really need them, the people who make you laugh when you just want to cry. The people who will make your day in any form possible just because. I have been blessed to know people like this both in my crafty life and beyond. I am very careful when I choose my friends, because I believe that the people you surround yourself with will also implicate your personality to others.
Last night a few of my friends put together a dinner that I will truly never forget. Cupcakes, Laughs, crafty goodies and lots of hugs. I will seriously fly my tail here on a regular basis to be a part of whatever they put together.
Although it's sad to leave my friends, I want you all to know that this is good for me, for us as a family. moving forward is a big part of living, something I have always been so scared to do. Challenges will come and go, but in the end everything will be better for our family. This is very important to me as well, the husband needs to be happy, as well as the little one to. This will make us all very happy!
To those of you I am leaving behind only for a short time until my next visit, I say keep doing whatever it is you do to make people want to be a part of your life. Suck people in the way you did to me, with your creative genius and laughter. Eat cupcakes all the time because you deserve it!
Thank you my friends, you will be missed, but we will see each other again very soon.
California here we come!