Sunday, November 6, 2011

Amazing Group of Friends!

I was fortunate to become a member of one of the most fabulous group of women. We all had one thing in common April 2008 Brides.  We were all knotties and then later became nesties.  Never in my wildest dreams did I think these women would turn out to be my friends.  I have had the pleasure of meeting 12 of the fabulous 50 A08ers.

Four years have passed since we were all planning our fairy tale weddings. We have been through so much over the past 4 years.  Too many life events to even start naming things.  We are all still band together.  One thing I love about my A08ers is we are always there for each other. We share things with our group we wouldn't breath a word to anyone else.  This helps us get through things and has brought us close together.

The girls call refer to me as the A08 Mayor or the mother hen.  They said I'm always the one to keep us all together.  I've always felt it is important to keep us together after all this time.  I do encourage ones who leave to come back.  Try to be positive, encouraging and lend an ear when needed.  I do this because these girls are important to me and my friends.

I told Art I wasn't going to go public with this last miscarriage. I didn't have the strength to hear pity or deal with hurtful things people say when they don't know what else to say.  I had just shared the news with A08 in Oct 2011 that I was pregnant.  Art and I were so excited.  This was going to be the time.  I had lost 50 pounds and we believed this would make the difference.  Two days after I told A08 I started having problems with the pregnancy.  The next 2 weeks were limbo land.  In the end I had a miscarriage.  I felt my heart was going to be ripped out of my heart.

The A08ers were AMAZING and such a rock for me!!!  Some sent flowers and slowly cards started trickling in and they continued for almost 3 weeks.  One day I logged onto our board and they had all taken pictures wearing a mustache!  A08ers, Husbands, kids, animals were wearing a mustache.  That was the best day!!!  Little did I know another best day was around the corner.



This past week I met Krystal in San Francisco for dinner.  She was in town for a big foodie convention. Krystal is 13 weeks pregnant.  I bought her a pregnancy journal and brought it to her that evening.  She said at the end of the evening it is so funny you brought me a gift because all the A08ers got together and bought you a gift.  I was SHOCKED beyond SHOCKED!

All the A08ers had gone together and bought Art & I a gift card to a bed and breakfast.  They also gave me an American Express gift card, so I can buy the North Face coat I've been wanting.  I didn't even know what to say. I felt I was in slow motion. Then she says she is video taping the whole thing LOL.  They all wanted to do something nice for me since I have been through so much this year.

Amazing!!!! My friends are just truly amazing!!!! I feel what I have done is just so simple and they have gone above & beyond for me. Love you girls!!!!
 
You can find the You Tube video HERE.


13 comments :

Crazy Town ND said...

Such great friends...O geeze I hope I have not been topics of your venting!!!! LOL MOM

Lil' Woman said...

What an amazing group of friends you have. It's amazing the power and relationships you can build one here.

I'm so sorry about your miscarriage. You and Art a beautiful couple and
I hope that you are equally blessed with a beautiful family.

Elisa B said...

BECKY!! We love you!

I'm sorry for the heartaches you have had to endure this year. I pray God gives you strength, patience, and comfort. And a baby or two. :)

I'm so glad you liked your gifts!

Carrie said...

Becky YOU are amazing!!! Thank you for being our mayor, our mother hen, our cheerleader, our shoulder to cry on, and our sounding board. We would be lost without you. LOVE YOU!!

Christina Martinez said...

We love you Becky !! You are an amazing woman & so glad you have continued to be a part of our lovely board.

myblueheaven said...

Ahh... I'm going to cry now! You are a wonderful woman and you deserve every bit of happiness. Love you, girl!

Maresha said...

Ahh... I'm going to cry now! You are a wonderful woman and you deserve every bit of happiness. Love you, girl!

Krystal said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVE YOU!!!! I'm so glad that everything worked out that I was able to give you this awesome gift from all the wonderful ladies on the board. I have been praying to God that you and Art will be blessed soon enough, but just know that you are loved and cherished by everyone - is one amazing treasure, too.

Darah said...

Becky, you bring so much love, support, and encouragement to our little board. You and Art are always in our prayers. God has and amazing plan for the two of you and I can't wait to see what he brings you. Love you tons, Girl!

graciepie said...

Becky i feel like the worst april 08er. I finally logged onto the board today to see what u guys were upto and saw ur post about ur blog. I feel beyond out of the loop! You are such a wonderful person..it bteaks my heart to hear this news. I am so glad eveyone has stayed in touch and has been able to support eachother in thier times of need. We r all lucky to know one another!

Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It said...

Love you too! I pray one day that God one day will let you have more babies than you and Art can handle! and enjoy the time away and the new coat!

Jen S. said...

Becky, you are an amazing woman, and I am a better person for knowing you. Can't wait to hear all about the B&B! well, maybe not ALL the details :) love you!

julie said...

so glad you are being spoiled. you deserve it.