24 March 2009

You Are Special

"best friends forever"

3 weeks ago I made this ATC for a very special friend and, when I see her on Friday, I will finally be able to give it to her.

The backstory is that she came into my life under extremely trying circumstances. Raised by her single father and grandfather and at barely 9 years of age, her dad was tragically killed in a one-car accident. Yes, heartbreaking, but there is much more to this that I can't share. As a result, we have opened our hearts to each other and the healing process continues. Outside of immediate family, she has trusted only ME with her story and I am honored to be her friend. UPDATE 03/28/09: today will be our second "go" at altering her Poetry Journal together. We plan to add lots of secrets in magical little hiding places, so stay tuned!

The way we were brought together, and she agrees with me, proves that there is no such thing as coincidence. Especially when you realize that the root word is "coincide!" (For all you linguists, more here.)

Over many years we have developed a special bond that can NEVER be broken ~

...not in this world...

...or in the next...


Susie Jefferson said...

This is so pretty! Love it. And the pencil sketches - you have a really unique and charming style. Keep at it! (I know we always hate our own stuff, LOL).

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and the encouraging words - it really means a lot knowing all my posts are not only read, but USEFUL!

I'm thinking of creating another page for the techno stuff so it's all in one place and easier to find - but stuck for a title. I already have Techniques. So any brilliant ideas will be gratefully received.

Can't wait to read what your friend's reaction is to the ATC!

Seth said...

What a nice tribute to such a special friendship.

Aimeslee said...

Very very sweet. xoxo