and a Request.

02 November 2011

She doesn’t ever let me forget that I am older.  By five days.

We tell everyone we’ve been friends since birth because we have.

Well… except eighth grade when I hated her because she was dating the boy that I liked.  A point we laugh hysterically about now.

Once, she kung fu style kicked in a bathroom door in a bar.  She did it to rescue {and I use that term loosely since she was doing it of her own accord} our friend Sarah from flashing her boobs for a set of beads so they could win a scavenger hunt.

She is fearless.

She is hypercompetitive.

She is beautiful.

And hilarious.

The one you want in your corner when times are tough. 

She is one of my most favorite people in the world to sit with over a bottle of wine.  We can, and often do, laugh for hours.

She has been there for every major milestone in my life, our wedding, when Finn & Tate were born, right there by my side as besties do… sometimes just by phone holding my hand through the tough bits and the happy bits and the times I need her. 

She is thirty-five and she had a stroke.

A stroke.

I feel like if I say it enough, maybe it will sink in.  Because strokes aren’t supposed to happen to thirty-five year olds.  They’re not supposed to happen to daughters, to best friends, to fiancées, to amazingly vibrant women.  They’re not supposed to happen to anyone, but especially not to Jackie.

She needs every prayer, every good thought, every healing hope that you can spare.  Please.

mackinac 039

17 comments:

seriouslysassymama.com said...

She and also you are in my prayers.

Tricia said...

Michelle: I'm so very sorry to hear about your friend. I'll keep you both in my prayers and send lots of positive thoughts your way. Take care! Tricia

Melissa said...

Thoughts, prayers and healing vibes coming your way.

Jennifer said...

Praying for her.

Sheila McGowan said...

You're breaking my heart.....Prayers are being sent your way.

Megan Hemphill said...

Michelle, I just saw this. I am praying, praying so hard for her and for you. And because I can't give you a hug in real life, I'm sending (((hugs))).

Molly Hinkel said...

Love and prayers from Lexington Michelle! I will send all of my most positive thoughts her way!

Misc Momma said...

I'm going to try and post a comment, but have not been able to for quite some time... I'm really sorry to hear this. You all are in my prayers.

Amy said...

Oh my God! I hope she's OK! I will definitely keep her in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything she needs or you need, let me know! I am shocked.

Stacy Kaye said...

I simply cannot imagine. Our household will be praying for her and you.

Holly Lefevre said...

Praying for you...My friend was in her late 30's and had a stroke - so not what you expect at all. She's lucky to have a friend like you.

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

Oh my goodness - I am praying for her! My aunt had a stroke in her fifties and we're still dealing it with the fall out two years later. She will need your support for a long time. I hope all goes well for her but I am so praying for her.

The Arizona Russums said...

i am sooo sorry. my mom also had a stroke at 37 so i know what it feels like. do they know what caused it? i will certainly be praying!

Jessica @ TheCrazyChaoticHouse said...

I am so sorry. I couldn't imagine this happening to my bestie. I will be thinking of you both and hope all goes well and she has a speedy recovery.

Anonymous said...

You are both in my prayers. Scary when crazy things like that happen. Was it related to birth control? I recently was hospitalized with pulmonary embolisms related to birth control pills...

~*Jess*~ said...

Major prayers for both of yall and your families.

Sara said...

I'm so sorry...my thoughts are with your friend and you.

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