For starters, my dear friend April and her family came through. April was one of my first friends in this neighborhood. Before our circle of friends really started to swell, April and TerriLyn and Emily and I went for many walks, took a couple of little vacations together, and of course fit in a girls night or two. I'll always remember the night we went to a movie together - TerriLyn and April and I both giggling and marveling at how Emily daintily ate her popcorn one salty kernel at a time while the three of us munched by the handful instead. After the movie we drove up Emigration Canyon, pulled over to the side of the road and got out and just looked up at the stars and talked until the wee hours. April has a frank honesty about her that I have deeply missed since her family moved to Arkansas maybe 4 years ago. And since neither she nor her husband have family in Utah, she hasn't really had the chance to visit. When she said she was going to be driving through I jumped at the chance to pull friends together and we did indeed have an absolutely lovely evening together. You always know a true friend by the way you fall right back into comfortable conversation no matter how many months or years have passed. The only problem was that it made me miss her even more.
My cup is overflowing at the moment, just relishing the friends this good life has brought me. And thank you, summer, for sending a few of them my way.