Tuesday, November 18, 2008


This is my first friends tribute post. Meredith and I have been friends literally almost our whole lives. I can hardly remember a time in my life when Meredith wasn't a part of it. We became friends in elementary school and have been close friends since then. We were cheerleaders in high school together (does that surprise anyone?) We graduated in the same class. Although we went to different colleges, we both ended up becoming NICU nurses. Now she is my oldest and best friend. Meredith and her family live in Colorado so unfortunately we don't get to see each other often but we talk all the time now. Carter and I plan on going to visit Aunty Meredith in the spring! I can't wait!!

To know Meredith is to love her. She is the strongest woman my age I know and one of the most remarkable women on the planet. She is so real and authentic and doesn't sugarcoat anything, least of all her thoughts about motherhood. She is a fabulous and down to earth mom. She was the first person to let me know that it's okay for everyday of life/motherhood not to be perfect. She let me know it's okay if I want to scream and pull my hair out somedays. She has taught me more about grief and faith than I could have ever imagined. She also has a quite humorous side. There is never a conversation between the two of us where we're aren't cracking up laughing about something. (Zelda!!!)

I love you Meredith. Thanks for always being there and letting me be me! See you soon! :)
Addendum: No, Meredith is not always perpetually pregnant...these are just the two most recent pictures I have (both of which she is pregnant in which each of her sons) :)


Templin Family said...

You're killing me... tears, tears, tears. I wish I could hug you!!! And slap you too... TWO pregnant pics? hehehe I love you and miss you!!!

Darlene said...

Jaime you made me cry so much with that tribute to Meredith. Thanks for being such a good friend to her. I love you both.