Thursday, December 07, 2006

Thirteen Thursday

Tomorrow I leave for Southern California. My lifelong friend, Jennifer, just lost her husband 3 weeks ago on Sunday. This Thirteen Thursday is dedicated to her and her daughter, Madison.

Thirteen Reasons I'm excited about seeing Jennifer and Madison and going to Southern California.
1. Jennifer has been my friend since we were just wee
Toddlers and I'm excited to see her because it's been almost 2 years since we've last seen each other.
2. I am excited to see her so we can catch up on all that's been going on in our lives.
3. I'm excited to go see Jennifer because we can talk about David and what we loved about him and how he touched everyone he knew. He had between 900-1000 people at his funeral. That shows me what kind of life he lived. He was dedicated to God, his family and others.
4. I'm excited to see Madison again and help her celebrate her 3rd birthday on Saturday!!
5. I'm excited to go to Disneyland with them. I cannot wait to see Madison while we are there and I cannot wait to be there and see all the Christmas decorations.
6. I'm excited to be going out to California because I have family there that I will get to see.
7. I'm excited to go see Jennifer because I got Dr. Phil tickets and for anyone who knows me, you know I'm a HUGE fan of his. She is not as much of a fan, but she cannot wait to see how crazy I get while there. Sorry in advance if I embarass you. :-)
8. I'm excited to see Jennifer because we get to stay up late like when we were little and just talk, laugh and cry late into the night.
9. I'm excited to be somewhere warm while all my friends and family freeze here in Chicago!!
10. I'm excited to see my old neighborhood where I grew up.
11. I'm excited to be going on a trip with NO KIDS!! The kids are not too excited about that because they love going to California with me.

12. I'm thankful to have a husband that is so understanding about these things. Love you honey. Thanks for making it possible to go out and be there for Jenny.

13. I'm excited to be able to go out and be with Jennifer and Madison for so many reasons. I love them very much and know that Jennifer would do the same thing for me. I'm here for you girl. See ya Tomorrow. Bring the Kleenix.


Kim Ellis said...

Melissa - I'm happy for you that you get to go spend time with your good friend. My friends are the glue that holds my life together. Without them I think I would fall apart.

darcar said...

#14 - I'm excited because while you are gone the weather in Chicago is going to be warmer and you'll probably come back to freezing temperatures thinking we've been freezing the whole time.
#15 - I'm excited because you are a nut job at those shows you like and I can't wait to compare notes with Jennifer on how you act at Dr. Phil verses Rosie!
#16 - I'm excited to be pseudo-sisters with someone who goes out their way to make sure her friends are healthy, comfortable, happy and have companionship.

I love you. Have a wonderful trip.

Siren said...

Have a great trip! Can't wait to meet you after the holidays : )