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:
"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....