Today I took this photo today with you in mind. (I was practicing bokeh with marginal success...) It made me miss you even more than usual. I was out by the breakwater and the rocks and waves reminded me of both Bellingham and Thailand. That got me thinking... Do you remember how we finally found our 'chalet' in Jordan? Or of the time you beat me in Uno and I suffered the consequences by sleeping with the cockroaches? When you were the model for a bedouin scarf lesson near Azraq? How about the time we learned how to read cliff paintings in Azerbaijan? No! You are wrong! What about the mayhem on the flight to Chittagong? (Yeah--still not too sorry I missed out on that one.) Or the time we tried to roast marshmallows but were robbed by racoons instead? Baby City--where the babies are the boss? Or our very first novelty snack pic? And please, please tell me you have not forgotten Bruno?!
Oh! I have such special memories with you! Some good (happy days in the Homestead), some bad (chemo days), and some funny (Christmas in the Mideast)--but all very special. Ms. Jill--you are a once-in-a-lifetime kind of friend and we have had some once-in-a-lifetime types of adventures.
Thank you for being such a bright spot in my life! You are so dear to me!
Wish I could be there to help you celebrate!