July 16, 2010
An open letter to Marija
Queen Elizabeth II
We found each other via blogging, communicating in cyberspace..........then we finally met, what was it, only 5 weeks ago?
Then you left............it wasn't supposed to be this way, we had plans, we did your BFF "pinky promise"
How often in life does an initial meeting turn into a mutual "WE WANT TO BE BFF'S FOREVER!" chant? In adulthood that is....rememberances of such utterances at 12 was not uncommon. At this age....... rarely. I am blessed with many wonderful friends; "sister" reigns as a "bestest", long time friends with shared histories, new friends with a shared liking, unbelivable/always there friends like Joyce ...........but you Marija were my first "everything" friend.
We planned your move to Wayne when the children finished school teasing Cory, "we'll find another Greek Revival" to which Cory in good natured fashion replied "OK, I suppose we can do that", shrugging and raising an eyebrow of amusement, we were going to travel together to all antiquing events, meet your "precocious" Olivija and your "charmer" Nigel, work together on your landscaping
Then the accident.....................