Wednesday, July 16, 2008

So long, sweet Cynthia!

This month I am losing two more friends as they migrate west. Why anyone would choose to live in the desert is beyond this eastern girl's imaginings, but I try not to judge.

So, yesterday I said good-bye to my dear friend, Cynthia and her family. I will miss quiet nights of Settlers of Catan with bowls of candy and plates of "crackies" with Bradford and Cynthia. I'll miss Bradford's competitive spirit at big game nights. I'll miss their sweet Baby William, who was a pleasure all those days I got to babysit him. Oh, how his face would light up when I'd open my front door to greet him! And what a snuggler! I'll miss being able to hold tiny Maren while threatening her parents that I'll just steal her away, thus fulfilling my dream of mothering a little girl named Maren. But mostly, I will miss my thoughtful, beautiful friend, Cynthia, who is the epitome of refined grace.

Oh dear, let's not have this start sounding like an obituary. I know they didn't die; they just moved to Utah. Before they loaded up the truck and took off we had a little girls' night out at Cafe Maggie's (you might know it by its lesser-known-name of Mimi's Cafe). It was a great night full of huge desserts and lots of laughs. We'll all miss you, Cynth!


11 comments:

Julia A said...

I wish I'd known about the farewell party; I would have liked to come.

And--I'm always up for a game of Settler's of Catan, just let me know!

Sally said...

Alright Mendy Louise, (I made that up but quite like it now!) here's why people live in the west:
1. It's nice and warm and dry all the time. No humidity, so my hair will straighten nicely for me.
2. Not much rain to ruin outings.
3. There's GOLD out here!

So I could only come up with three, but I am an optimist at heart. I might be able to eke out a few more. Welcome to my neck of the woods, Cynthia! You didn't move to my city, did you?

erin sheely said...

Having friends move is lame!!

Tracy said...

You took my post and did it for me. I hate it that they moved. It was a great night that we could give her -- as she watched us bicker one last time. I know it warmed her heart. She will be missed -- big sigh....

Christie said...

Aw,looks like a fun night. She will be missed the whole ward over. :-)

Deb said...

i'm sorry i missed the farewell! and i'm sorry to see cynthia and bradford leave too. half the ward will be gone by the time i get back!

Cami said...

Oh, it's so sad. Another one bites the dust! I didn't realize she was leaving so soon.

Rachelle said...

Oh I know you wouldn't trade the green jungle for anything but I can't live without my wide open spaces and mountains.

I started a blog and want to send an invite to you but I don't have your e-mail. I guess I will just have to call.

amberacottrell said...

I am so sad that I am not there to say goodbye to everyone!! So so sad.

Cynthia said...

To quote a great woman I know, "Why do you insist on making me cry all over again?" No, really. Who is this Cynthia of whom you speak? I sure hope she is deserving of all those sweet compliments you gave! We miss our Maryland friends so dearly. Okay, more me than Bradford (he has oodles of family here), but I'm trying to be positive. I want so badly just to come back and have everything be the same. I miss the green everywhere, I miss the soft rumble of our populous ward, I miss the...shriek! I can't believe it...the humidity (one of my first purchases was some good chapstick), I miss the game nights, but most of all I just miss YOU all. Keep posted...my blog will begin as soon as we get settled in August! I love you sweet friend. Your thoughtful post brought me to tears (okay, I was bawling). :)

maia said...

oh the drama! but i miss them too (boo-hoo! boo-hoo's cousin, tee-hee is on vacation so boo-hoo had to fill in)

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