Yo soy La Lay

adventures in family, faith, and Down syndrome

Dear Sarita

on October 22, 2016

Dear Sarah,

Earlier this week, I texted you about your Myers Briggs personality type and, as I suspected, you and I are pretty close to polar opposites.  This is what I love so much about our friendship – we are so different and yet so very much the same.

As I said to John earlier this week, can you imagine if, on that first night at college so many years ago, we could have seen the twists and turns our lives have taken?

I want to thank you for being someone who has always stuck around.  I want you to know that not all of the friends that I have made in life have done that, so it means a lot to me.  One of the happiest days of my life was watching you marry Andy.  It was such a joy to see your heart so full, in love with a guy who is so perfect for you.  And I get as much joy from watching you be a mother to that sweet girl. 

I will always wish that we could live closer to each other, but am content to know that anytime we get together, we can pick up on wherever we left off.  Since you are the one who knows the most about my crazy life (and my real feelings about it) and you still like to hang out with me, I feel pretty lucky. 😊

BFFs 4 Lyfe!



One response to “Dear Sarita

  1. mrs.werhane says:

    My Maggie,

    This made me cry. But I doubt you’re surprised by that news.

    I love you, and I love being a witness to your life. Maybe we’d both have picked a few things differently if we knew then what we know now. (Or maybe not! Look at how we grew!) But I’d pick you every time.

    Thank you for the gift of your friendship, and for these words.

    I think John and Andy need a playdate soon with football and little girls. And since they’ll be busy, I’ll buy the first (who am I kidding, only) margarita at an undisclosed location.


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