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The Essential Friend

23 Nov

Never underestimate the importance of a good friend.

Thanksgiving 2010, I got the call that Ryan and I had to fly back to Minnesota. Immediately.

I was taking care of my 3 month old, unpacking from our Thanksgiving trip two days earlier, and putting up the Christmas tree. Ryan was still at work, returning home shortly.

Would we be able to make it time? How could I physically and emotionally do this? Now? Later? Then … ?

Shanon came right over. I must have called her, or was she already there when I got the call? All I know is that she appeared, like a fairy godmother in a children’s story.

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