Her best friend moved away. Far away.
Geez, I'm already crying.
It has been painful to relive memories of my own difficult move 2 years ago, but of course, watching her deal with it just breaks my heart a little more.
They adore each other (of course, fighting and laughing just like sisters!) and the sadness of not having the other A around sneaks up on her when she least expects it. Sigh.
It was extra sad for me too because A's mom was someone that I connected with and we shared the experience of having sweet baby boys just 4 months apart. So essentially, B's little buddy moved away too! :(
It's a windy tale of how and why they came and went in only 18 months. One that ended on a sad note for us, and for them in some ways, but we know that all the grandparents are probably glad to have them back closer.
Before they moved, I took the girls out for a special date. I took a bunch of fun pictures of them and then out to dinner. We created a special photo book for the girls to have.
One of our favorite artists is Fransesca Battistelli. A and I love singing her songs when they come on the radio and bought her CD herself. For the other A's birthday, we bough her a copy and she was hooked too!
I couldn't find a video of My Paper Heart, but two of our favorite songs are Free To Be Me and Beautiful Beautiful.
I am sad that my sweet girl has had her paper heart torn, but these pictures make me smile.
Hopefully, I will be able to pull off a very special birthday surprise come January! ;)