11/30/2005: "When you need a friend"
Jaime and I talked on the phone today--first time in a couple months. We're both busy with new babies (her baby girl looks so much like her, it's amazing, so beautiful) and she's serving with all of her heart. It was so wonderful to talk to her, to have each of us looking at this swirling abyss and realizing that we aren't alone, that we aren't psychotic, that other people can have these same thoughts and feelings. I really can't put into words how grateful I am that she moved into our ward nearly six years ago... One of those wonderful occurences, I had no idea how large a role she would play in my life back then. She and I can rejoice and mourn with each other even at a distance thanks to the marvels of modern technology, but there is often something in just a hug that's hard to replicate otherwise.
I miss her--one more thing pulling me towards the midwest.