Let me just say that spending the day with my friend and 4 of our daughters (his two and my younger two) was one of my happiest days on record.
My best friend is one of the best children’s storytellers around. A *big kid* himself, his energy and engaging personality just warms my heart.
I wanted to take the time to give a special thank you to my best friend in the whole wide world who has been, very tragically, transported to another dimension. I can’t see him, I can’t talk to him, but I can feel him.
[Let me clarify: My friend is not dead. His wife won’t let me see him anymore. He is a big Dr. Who fan…so my reference to being transported to another dimension has to do with the fact that she’s not letting us be friends anymore.]
He was there for me when I was helping my stepmother care for my father before he died. He was holding my hand across 1000 miles, and though he didn’t know it at the time, he kept my heart from breaking into a zillion pieces.
Since that time, he’d shown me acceptance, compassion, understanding and joy. He reminded me of the unbridled exuberance and innocence of childhood and we shared moments of pure joy together.
He brought me new friends, for which I’m very, very grateful.
Though he can’t hear me, and can’t see me, I hope one day he’ll know how much he’s touched my life. How much his kindness and his goodness meant to me, after so much sorrow and pain.
To my best friend, I love you.