Sara and Chelse quickly became best friends, and within a couple of years I had gained another sister. Chelse spent afternoons and weekends at our house. She had a spot at our family dinner table and a toothbrush in our bathroom. She came to my soccer games and I went to her musicals. She came with our family to Jamaica, accompanied my mom, my dad, and Sara when they dropped me off for my freshman year of college, and sang in my wedding. She was - and still is, 31 years later - Sara's best friend, but she has a tremendously special place in my heart as well.
|Paul and his girls: my mom, Sara, my dad, me (super |
pregnant with Will), and Chelse at Sara's wedding.
Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.
~ Stephanie Bennett Henry
So to my Chelse, and to all/any of you fighting battles that seems heavier and more painful that you can bear, please know I am thinking about and praying for you. Life is tough, but I know - I KNOW - you are tougher.
|One to make you laugh...|
Chelse, Sara, and me circa 1996.