I have always had a love for friends. My friends have helped me through some tremendous trials and they have been there for the good times. From my earliest memories I have loved having friends. My earliest memory is of playing with friends in the laundry room of the apartments we lived in when I was a preschooler. As a teen I had two girlfriends who meant the world to me. One of them, Katie, has gone on to Heaven and I miss her every day. Shelly and I have drifted apart, I still think of her so often and miss her so much. My sister Jenny and I have become so close and I just feel so bad that when we were young I didn't appreciate her like I do now. I have a friend in my wonderful sister in law, Michelle...without her I don't know if I could handle being married to a "Schafer Brother". I have my cousin, Christine, who is my cousin by marriage and by love. I have a little group of friends from my ChaddsFord days, Alison, Nikki, Danelle, Christine and Michelle, we still get together for a once a year Christmas ornament exchange...I love them like sisters! I have such wonderful memories of my early married days, living in Balmoral with so many wonderful women to call friend! Remember all of our fun GNO's? Lia's sleepover....kidnapping Bonnie.....all the meals at Chili's...and the laughing until we were almost peeing in Jacque's van!! those were such fun days!! I have my most wonderful friend Rebekah who is my email buddy...she has been my lifesaver during these years away from home. I struggled in St George...I've always made friends easily...but not there. I'm happy to say that in the end I did make some friends there. Michelle is so sweet and is always thinking of me. My lovely friends at Dixie Regional are so dear to my heart. Now I am making new friends. As I look back I feel so blessed for all of the wonderful women who have impacted my life....thank Heaven for girlfriends!! Without them, I don't know where I'd be.