I have to admit I never really appreciated this beautiful home because I never actually wanted to move in the first place. We found out we were going to have to move when I was eight months pregnant with Tyler. I was not happy about having to leave my comfort zone here in Tucson. Looking back I now know that God put me in that house and in that neighborhood so he could bring two of the most wonderful women I know into my life-- Keli and Debbie. Keli lived in the house across the street when we moved in. I saw her walking a baby in the neighborhood and decided to stalk her until we got the chance to "bump into" one another on a walk one day!=) She had a new baby named, Tyler as well. She is an incredible person and I was so sad to learn that just as we were becoming good friends that she was going to be moving to Chicago. I was really lonely again until I realized that the cutest little pregnant lady was moving in! That was my dear friend Debbie. After a few short months, and I swear the biggest pregnant belly I've ever seen she gave birth to Travis. We had such a great time with our boys. She was with me every day of my pregnancy with Emma and was a major source of support as we road an emotional roller coaster dealing with Emma's hemangioma. Shortly after I had Emma, Debbie moved away as well. She and her family moved to Colorado. As hard as it was to have each of these women move away from me I knew in my heart that I had made a friend that would be in my life forever. Both of the girls have had a daughter of their own--Keli has sweet Mia and Debbie has cute little Avery. I am so thankful that God brought both of these women into my life and I am forever grateful for the life long friendships that I established while living in Phoenix.
Although the Phoenix chapter of our lives is closed I am so glad that it happened and we sure did make some wonderful memories.
Keli and Debbie, I love and miss you both and am so thankful that we have remained friends!