Sunday, July 29, 2012

Mary's Bday Gift to Me

One by one..... Mary's friends are finding me.  How special it is to connect with them and share our love for our Mary, our Mary who made a place in each of our hearts.

Melissa McGee,  a wonderful friend Mary met in college,they were both cheerleaders - full of love and life.  Two days before Mary's 40th Birthday,  Melissa reached out to me:

July 29
"Somehow I came across your name on facebook. I randomly went to Jana's website and saw your name at the top. I don't know if you remember me from Mary's wedding but I was a bridesmaid. She was also in my wedding. We were best friends at HPU and cheerleaders together.
Jana shared your website with me. It is beautiful. I cant begin to tell you my red bird stories. My husband has even had the honor to witness a few. 
At HPU Mary and I would take LONG bike rides and runs together. There were some of my most cherished memories. I still go on these long walks now and I am almost ALWAYS followed by a red bird, and it follows closely.  
I have attached a picture of Mary and I at my bridal shower. 18 years ago. I also posted a cheer picture on my wall. Her birthday is approaching and I wanted to let you know I am thinking and praying for you and your family."

What an incredible gift to receive ~ thank you so much Melissa for your love and for the memories you cherish.  I love these pictures so much!! Our little red bird Mary ~ she is still with us....

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