March 14, 2009

That's what friends are for

Friends are amazing. Don't ya know! My friend Alicia was kind enough to offer to bring (or order) dinner for us last week when my mom was struggling and Hailey ended up sick too. She has been a source of good thoughts via email all week especially when we had to let Riley go. Today I got a surprise from Mr. Fed Ex and it was from Alicia!

She sent this AWESOME Carmel tower from one of my favorite Candy Shops - and the best part is, only a good friend would take the time to scout your favorite candy shop from your Blog Side Bar before ordering you something!


THANK YOU ALICIA! You brought me many smiles today (and for however long these yummies last in my possession!!)

AND - In other news - Lauren has found a way to help cope with the loss of Riley - She made her own dogs, and dog rooms complete with dog runs. She even made a mini version for her sister.




We all know time heals, but so does "doing something" - Way to go Lauren - Always wise beyond your years.

15 comments:

Grams said...

Amazing what kids will do to show us their feelings. Lauren is so special. I bet Hailey like hers especially since L made it for her.

Grams said...

P.S. save me a chocolate, please....

Alicia said...

Like I said before ~ you deserve a nice surprise! I truly value our friendship ~ who knew that I would make a new friend from Cailey's dance class!!! I am really, really glad we became friends. I hope things start looking up for you this week. Maybe it's time for a spa day???? Oh twist my arm ~ I'll go with you if you insist! :o) :o)

jenjen said...

What a sweet friend - you are very blessed! And what a cute little dog diorama your daughter made - maybe a way of remembering her sweet pet.

Hope you are having a good weekend!

XOXOX
Jen

Bonnie said...

That was a very thoughtful thing for Alicia to do. Sounds like something someone else would do.:) hint: her name starts with a T. haha. What a special thing for Lauren to do. It's pretty amazing to see how she expresses her grief and deals with it. Also to include her little sister, very special.

Becky said...

Yum, yum! Three cheers for Alicia!

The dog houses are darling, a good therapy to help through the grieving process. That Lauren is a wonder!

Jen said...

What a sweet friend...and a sweet daughter - how very nice that she also made one for her sister!

jen@odbt said...

What a great friend and your daughter is pretty amazing.

Courtney said...

great friends are totally blessings! I am so glad you had some sunshine this weekend.

and Lauren is definitely a bright young lady!

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Way to go Alicia! You seem like a great blog friend!!

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

That Alicia sounds like a true friend - chocolate AND it's from your fav place!

What a special thing to do to cope with loss, and what a bright kid to think it up. Wow.

Candi said...

What a great friend! Lauren is such a smart girl! How thoughtful of her.

Lindsay said...

What a great friend to send you those carmels :-).. ooo the dog houses are so precious.

whoopsadasie said...

What a great surprise! Friends are a good thing to have..especially ones that know what to do to cheer you up! What sweet girls you have!

Kim H. said...

Alica is a wonderful, wonderful friend! You tell her your bloggy friend Kim thinks she's awesome!

And the shoeboxes about made me cry. I saw them and knew before I even read your words and got all teary eyed. Dumb dogs.

Hugs, honey!