I was eagerly gearing up for my international trip. I planned on traveling to Europe and touring Greece. In order to prepare, I began studying the language of the country and researched the different sites I hoped to visit. I really wanted to be ready for all the new experiences, so I also started eating various Greek delicacies. I checked out the weather reports so I could figure out what type of clothing I needed to pack and if I needed to purchase anything new.
When it was my husband’s 40th birthday, I struggled to figure out the perfect gift. A friend had suggested that I make a scrapbook with letters from family members and friends wishing him well and sharing fond memories. It was a huge undertaking, since this was before everyone had email, so I had to resort to snail mail and send everyone the special scrapbook paper to write on. I did it, however, and the gift was a big hit! It was much appreciated, and something my husband cherishes to this day.
To my dearest friend Nancy,
Can it truly be a year since we celebrated your 51st birthday? We sang, we laughed, we shed a few tears. Looking back, I am so grateful I had the opportunity to share your last birthday with you and close friends.