This family friend, Rickster, has literally known me from the day I was born. He has been a friend of my parents since their college days (a LONG time ago) and he even stood up a date on my birth date to be there with my parents when I entered this glorious world. Needless to say, the Rickster and I have had quite a bond since then:)
The Rickster and I are quite a like in many ways and I can always count on his words to be real, heartfelt and meant with the most compassionate and loving spirit. Well he really reiterated all of those points with the very thoughtful letter he sent me yesterday. I won't share the details as those are private and close to my heart, but he reminded me of just how strong I am and he told me he was proud of me -- there really are few words that can express what this means to me. It's because of people like the Rickster in my life that I'm able to continue you on with humor and strength and I thank my lucky stars everyday for the unbelievable support I have.
So to the Rickster, thank you for reaching out to me at the perfect time and reminding me of your love. I also felt the love and support of my dad through your words and that added bonus just melts me.
I wish you all a happy holiday season. Remember to reach out and hug those that you love so tightly, you may just make their day!