The Celebration of Life for our angel, Ashlyn, was today. What a relief it was to be in a peaceful and happy– surprisingly enough– environment to share our joy that we had 15 months with this wonderful little girl. It was nice seeing Chrissy’s mom and Heather [her sister] again….and I was especially happy to meet Heather’s beautiful children and to hear they are now living in Nipomo. As always, Xander was precious.
And, um, can I please get the recipe for whoever made that potato dish?! I was literally scraping the bottom of the glass after my 57th helping. Delectable cuisine like that is the quickest way to get a depressed and malnourished girl stuffing her face again. 😉
So it’s not necessarily the best picture of the three of us, but the image I’ve shared here is so valuable to me. Brandi and Chrissy were my first real friends here. Each of us are survivors of domestic abuse, having met at the North County Women’s Shelter. We started rebuilding our lives together. We’ll always be linked because of this. I absolutely adore these strong, courageous, and beautiful women. Such an honor it is to call them friends.
With infinite love, gratitude, and respect,