Today is a sad day for me because my friend Margaret's mother passed away this week. Margaret and I have been friends since preschool when our mothers enrolled us in the same church school. We went to school together through high school, were in each other's weddings, and have always kept in touch. Margaret is one of those friends where time doesn't matter, you just pick up right where you left off. Our families were very close friends growing up in Denver. We spent every Thanksgiving with Margaret's family, and either I was at her house, or she was at my house throughout high school. We played soccer together and are just great buds. Well Margaret's mom was a very special lady. She was an artist, a knitter, a lover of books, and had the greatest laugh! I remember that she laughed a lot, and that she made me feel calm when I was around her. So although I am miles away from Margaret and her family today I wrap my arms all the way across the world to give them big hugs. We will all remember Jan as the special lady that she was and thank her for being such a special part of our lives. She will be remembered fondly.