I said goodbye to a sweet Arizona friend and it makes my heart sad. When we moved here, I had no one except my husband and our 11 day old son. No one. I had no one to talk to, to help me, to just listen to me, or to laugh and drink coffee with. I was completely friendless in AZ.
I don't know if you have experienced child birth or its after effects, but for me, I was horridly nervous and scared. I was very withdrawn and felt really alone. It could have to do with being in a new city with a tiny baby or not. I am not sure.
Anyway, after a few months, I found a mom group and started going, scary as it was to me at the time. I slowly made acquaintances and then a few friends and my world was a happier place. I need my girlfriends and girl time. I have always been a social person... on the days that I am not a homebody ;) HA.
This friend that moved was one of the few that was in my circle. My inner circle. I did not ever see her as much as I wanted because she traveled a lot with her family and to her extended family but when she was here it was great. She is great. She is kind, worldly, intelligent, funny, and giving. She is the kind of friend that I want to be. She is real, honest and direct without being rude or mean. She is a true and genuine soul and I am proud to call her my friend.
We celebrated her with a nice dinner at The Melting Pot. We had fun at the farm and then she and I hung out while we packed up some more of her house the day before she left for her new adventure. I will treasure her as part of my life and always consider her a sweet kindred spirit.