Through Thick & Thin

A little over 9 years ago, during one of our frequent trips to Disney, we met Rachel and Jim for the first time. Brandon was 3, and I was pregnant with Matty. As the years have progressed, our friendship has grown stronger. We’ve traveled the 250 miles between our homes dozens of times, and Rachel and I have participated in a handful of races together. The last nine years have been filled with lovely memories, but yesterday we drove to Orlando with heavy hearts. A little over 24 hours ago, Jim passed away.

The internet is a crazy place, who knew that a random comment about lechon asado on Noche Buena would be the catalyst to our friendship?¬†As difficult as it is to watch my friend suffer the loss of her husband, and become a widow at 38, I am glad we are able to help her during this difficult time. And I’m not the only one. Friends have gotten together and created a GoFundMe account for them. As the days go by, and the reality sets in, Rachel will inevitably face the unknown. It will be a difficult journey without her love by her side, but we’re hoping this small gesture will help ease some of those worries. Will you help?

 

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One Response to Through Thick & Thin

  1. Erica C says:

    So sorry for your loss Amanda. I can’t even begin to imagine what she is and will be going through. I will keep you all in my prayers.

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