A year ago today, I got a call from my best friend. Rachelle was gone. It was a day when I truly thought my heart would break into a million pieces. And yet, miraculously, I began to smile and laugh a bit that day too.
She is one of my greatest friends. She could read me like a book, understood and embraced my love language of touch, and knew the way to my heart: good food, laughter, and some dancing.
I choose to remember her today. As I walk around with a huge lump in my throat, and some tears threaten to fall, and others definitely do... I randomly laugh and smile at the unexpected, silly, and precious moments we had together.
I love you, Rachelle-y.