A few days after Harper died, my amazing friend Jenni called Dana and asked if she could take me to Florida. Um, yes please!!! Jenni is just plain wonderful. She is a once in a lifetime friend, and a getaway with her was 100% what I needed. Jenni's sister passed away very suddenly in December, and her and Brett are in the process of adopting their niece Norah (you can read their story here). There really aren't words for the amount of hope they've given me. This outcome would never have been their first choice, not even close. But they've given their story completely to God, and although it's painful, He's making it beautiful. They are amazing. Take the time to read their story, it's worth it.
We spent a lot of time on the beach, just relaxing and taking it all in. It was good for my soul to be with a friend who understands what it's like to be in a painful season of life. Not just a hard season, but a life-defining, heart-wrenching season of life.
We cried a lot. We cried for both of our losses, and the ways that life will never be the same. But we also laughed a lot. We had a lot of fun. We both get the happy/sad ways of life at the moment. And we're both ok with it.
Love love love you Jenni!! There aren't words for what an amazing friend you are. Thank you for knowing just what I needed at just the right time.