One of my girlfriends had such perseverance. She found this older home that was falling apart but convinced a lot of people she could fix it up and make it worth something. She said "Shannon, I can see my Christmas tree in the living room window". I never doubted her ability to get what she set out for. I let our friendship drift because I couldn't tell her what bothered me about her and it bothered me enough to get in the way. Now she's gone and so is her house. This is a picture of where her house use to be. I miss her. I remember how much she loved life and everything it had to offer. She's left me with part of her. Today I won't let your friendship slip away. I'll make sure I tell you.