But that's not what I want to talk about. The thing that is foremost on my mind is not my husband, but the incredible friends he brought into my life through a group known as "the cadet girlfriends."
There are a hundred ways to record this story, but no words sufficient to express my gratitude to 2 people: Kara Noyes and Stacy Culver. I will forego a fumbling description of my finding their sweet packages in the mail on 2 different days - both days when I desperately needed a boost. Suffice it to say I was brought to my knees with tears of gratitude for such friends as these.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, my dear friends, for thinking of me. You are both the epitome of thoughtful, generous, compassionate women, and I count myself lucky to know you.