Tuesday, June 30, 2009

and then I cried......again

Remember when Jamie & Cameron moved? Remember how we did everything together? Baby blessings. Baby births. Pumpkin carving. Cards and games. Barbecues. Camping. And a million other things I never bothered to blog.

There aren't really words to express exactly how I feel about Jamie. When they moved I was fairly certain my life was over because I'd never successfully lived as a grown-up without her. What if I was only capable of it because she was right there with me in every big step? What if she left and I shriveled up and died? What if I never left my house and became unsocial crazy plant lady - wait....that might have happened......

I knew it was going to be a good evening when I stopped at the mailbox (with my ginormous slurpee in hand) and saw this beauty sitting there.

That's when I started to cry - because I miss Jamie. I miss her handwriting on my whiteboard. I miss doing things with her, I miss calling on a Sunday and saying "we have extra potatoes, wanna come over?" and her saying "heck yes I do!". I miss her knowing everything there is to know. I miss her helping me want to be a better person. I miss doing mom things with her because I don't have a baby of my own. I miss Cameron and Josh taking turns doing flips onto the love sac. I miss making cute things and beautiful food. I miss having that friend who is exactly where I am (even though she isn't...), and who understands my every thought. I miss her music, her laugh, and our parties. I just miss Jamie.

Then we got home and I opened the package which contained...

These beautiful scrapbook layout pages.
This soft and smooky blanket (with no creepy faces), and one of my favorite children's books.
...and then I cried again.
This is the essence of Jamie. I'm not good at scrapbooking, but I desperately wish I was.  She is good at all things crafty and beautifying anything. I love that about her. She always helped me be more creative and didn't make fun when I wasn't good at it. Since she isn't here to help me make something beautiful for my baby, she just did all the hard work so all I have to do is stick the pictures on it! There couldn't be a better gift for someone like me. Truly.
It breaks my heart that they live so far away, but I know that no matter how far apart we live and no matter how long it's been since we've seen each other Jamie and I will always be the very best of friends. That's because I am just that lucky.


  1. Amy good to see and hear from you! Congrats on the pregnancy...motherhood is a joy! Congrats...I hope your pregnancy is going well!

  2. You know, I don't even know Jamie but I love her too. She seems like the best kind of friend a girl could ever ask for.

  3. it's only fitting you were on a slurpee run...just sayin. Also, I love jamie too. One time...on my mission...i got a similar package. Let's just say there was a lot of jealousy going on! :)

  4. And then I cried! I love you Amy Egbert :) and I miss you like crazy I wish I could be there with you and we could go maternity clothes shopping and baby clothes shopping and play games and go camping and eat Sunday dinners together.

  5. Great friends are fabulous :) I am glad that you have someone who cares so much. Makes all the world of difference in this crazy life.

  6. I'm glad you have Jamie. :D


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