"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden.
I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Friday, August 22, 2008

And now there are 2

Sarah, Jennifer, Melissa, Brenda
This is the original group. Jennifer (black shirt) was the first to get married. This picture was taken at her bridal shower. Then I got married and then Melissa and then Brenda. Right after Jen got married she moved to Utah.
Now Brenda is moving to Nebraska. It's Sad to have friends move away. When I got married and moved to Riverside I luckily moved into the same ward as Brenda. With me going alone with the kids it was nice to have an istant friend. I joked with her the other day that I was her little shadow at church and activities. I followed her everywhere. Thanks brenda for being such a great friend. I'm gonna miss you tons.
I'm still going to get you girls a copy of this pic. Sorry it's taken me like 7 years!


The Gargalis family said...

I totally love that picture!! I'm so bummed, my scanner's not working, I wanted to scan in pictures of us to give to Brenda. I'll have to use my mom or something. I had so much fun with you girls, I have some of the best memories. You three were & are my first true friends. I'm so glad we still live close. We just need to keep hanging out and staying in touch. I love you Sarah. Don't leave me...if you can help it. =)

Sean, Jen and Carson said...

That is so sad! We had so much fun together, didn't we? Hopefully we'll still all be able to keep in touch with Brenda and stay friends!

Shalece said...

I didn't know you were already friends with Brenda! That's a cute picture. What a bummer she is moving, we will miss her

Shalece said...

I didn't know you already knew Brenda! That is sad she is leaving us.. we will miss her too.

Shalece said...

So i am a dork wondering why it didn't post my comment, then I read that it has to be approved. Sorry for the multiple comments. haha