Spring is in the air

Ever since we brought Lucy home, our new adorable puppy, I have been outside every few hours. I thank this little peanut for making me go outside so often to witness this pure beauty.

Spring is my new favorite season. I love watching the trees outside our door transform from only branches, to buds, to beautiful flowers and then into a gorgeous green.

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According to my landlord, this tree is a cherry tree. It began blooming after the Bradford Pear started, which is planted on either side of the cherry tree.

IMG_1471I thought these little flowers were pretty . . . until they continued to open and turned into this.

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IMG_1539Jason says they look like carnations. When they first opened they had a beautiful fragrance.

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Beautiful friendship

Today while I was out at one of the many events I had to cover for work, I ran into an incredible woman who has touched my life in so many ways. My day is always uplifted when we happen to be at the same event because of the instant smile she shares when I come into her view.

As Judy and I stood there and caught up on each other’s life, the laughter, smiles and hugs were endless. A couple goose bump moments were also had because of the depth of our conversation. As we stood shoulder to shoulder we reminisced about the journey our friendship has taken in such a short amount of time, which continued to bring more smiles.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA bus ride from Matlacha to downtown Fort Myers started an incredible friendship that constantly blossoms as we share more stories of our lives – now and from the past. It’s amazing how a friendship was started all because I caught a ride to cover a meeting about a local restaurant in Matlacha. I never expected to be so touched by someone I met while on an assignment for work.

This woman has a heart of gold and a smile that brightens any room. She has such a positive outlook on life and always has a great story or joke to warm your heart making you smile.

Although some people come and go throughout a lifetime, I know this friendship will remain constant no matter where our future takes us.

Thank you for always bringing so much joy to my life and being such a huge supporter of my journalism journey. That, my “special” friend, means more than the world to me.

Friendships . . . they bring so much joy into your life . . .

I believe certain people are brought into your life for a reason. Judy and her husband Dave have shown me so much as they bring me on their incredible journey as they grow and expand their non-profit organization Wounded Warrior Anglers. My life has definitely been enriched because of their friendship.