Thank you Abby & Emily for being our friends & babysitters. For saving my sanity by giving me time to remember that I am an individual, apart from my children. For the countless times you took care of my children, vacuumed the floor, cleaned the home and more, when I was a state away in the hospital. For helping to fill my responsibilities as mom when I couldn't be there myself. And for kindly refusing to be paid for all of that.
Thank you Kate for being a true friend to me. For always being real with me. For talking with me about Ethan, and wanting to. For watching my children so Josh could rush to Boston when I was in labor with Ethan.
Thank you Derek, Heather, Diane and your entire family for embracing our family as we are. Full of energetic young children. For laughing at our antics & chiming in with your own.
Thank you Skip for so many things. For being our neighbor (and a shout out to Shirley here as well), our friend, our handyman too! I love you & your family.
Thank you Marline & John for naming a star after Ethan.
Thank you Sue and Gary for opening your home to us, for meals, for company, for choir parties (even though we can't carry a tune), for swimming in your pool. Thank you for your friendship.
Thank you Pat for loving my family. For loving our real children.
Thank you Tom for loving us. For showing me your heart.
Thank you Deb for telling me I inspired you. Thank you for inspiring me as well.