Tuesday, November 19, 2013

My Friend Wendy

They say that people who are thrown together during a crisis or turmoil often become very close I agree with that 100%..

Let's go back to September of 2004. I had only lived in Stuart a couple of years. I was just beginning to make good friends. When what should appear in our forecast.... Hurricane Frances. We lived in a double wide which meant we needed to evacuate. We have three cats, no place to go with three cats.

Wendy, whom I only knew from the lunch room, opened her brand new home to my family and cats. Thus began the whirlwind month of September: Hurricane Frances, major power outages, a trip to her grandmother's house, a return to normalcy, and back to work.

Then mother nature proved she has a deeply twisted sense of humor as Hurricane Jeanne made a u-turn in the Atlantic and headed for us. Back to Wendy's house we went for another fun filled storm. This was followed by loss of power, generators, trying to keep the children busy, and an impromptu trip to Walt Disney World. An effort to keep everyone sane.

All I can tell you is that being that close to someone for a month, you are going to be friends or hate each other. We became friends. Our families have vacationed together, we spend a lot of time at each other's house, we have watched out children grow up. 

She make me laugh. She does paper crafting with me. She doesn't think I am weird for owning 10 different types of adhesive. :)

She is a true friend. We have been through much over the last 9 years. I am glad she is in my life. Thanks Wendy. 

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Crying here! No warning! Lol I love you, too Kansas!