“Happy Trails Celebration” was an absolutely incredible evening! Each time I turned around (literally) there was a familiar face with bright eyes, a warm smile and a hug waiting for me. As if my journey couldn’t get any better…
So to the ones who showed up, thank you so much for taking time out of your holiday schedule to send me off with your presence. I hope with all of my heart that I was able to greet everyone and snag a monster hug before the night was over. If for whatever reason we didn’t get much conversation, please know just seeing your face was a shot of love to my heart. (kinda cheesy, but I mean it!)
To those who were unable to attend, I absolutely understand. Its the connection of friendship and unconditional support that matters the most to me… Now you’ll just have to fly and meet me somewhere to make up for it!
The cards, cash and gifts… Oh my!! As I sat and read every word, at first I tried to fight back the tears thinking “No no girl, not yet… No time for crying”, and then one little tear snuck out and then it was over. Before I knew it, I was snotting all over the place… you would of thought I won a huge prize (which is true in my mind) or found my lost puppy or something!
I was taught by my mom, like everyone in my generation, that you MUST send out thank you cards. Well, turns out I found something that doesn’t rank very high on my “strengths” list. So please hear me know as I send my appreciation out to all of you. From the thoughtful gifts and warm wishes, to the emotional support… not to mention the years of business, I thank you for going out of your way to enhance my life! I am so fortunate to be surrounded by such vibrant people.
So glad I could come and say Good “Travels” one last time! I am looking forward to reading all about your adventures and seeing your great photos. Take care! Hugs, Shawn
Looking forward to seeing the world through your blog. wishing you safe and fulfilling journey. May you live life to the fullest and may life give you it’s best. Take care. Hugs and kisses….Fraulein
All of us wanted to share our last bit of “Erika time” before you left on your adventure. I’m looking forward to your blogs of your awesome adventures!
Until we see each other again, much love!