When you are sorrowful look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

~ Kahlil Gibran, from"The Prophet"

Friday, March 5, 2010

They Say It's Your Birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Erin's first best friend Gretta.

Even way back then, as Gretta was saying "Here Erin, I'll share my healthy, organic raisins with you" - Erin was thinking Yeah ok, I think I'll go for the candy bar, thanks!

In the spring of 1991, these little girls were born just two months apart, each the youngest of four children in our respective families. Look at all the hair on Erin!

By that time Gretta's mom Karen and I were pretty busy, and while we chased after the rest of the troops who were usually running down the street in their super-hero capes, these two were often left in the company of one another. It's no wonder each young lady grew up to be so confident and independent!

While making final college decisions, Gretta and her mom came for a visit last year about this time, and the girls had the chance to reconnect after having been apart for a very long time.

So, you go girl!
Keep digging in that dirt and save the planet!
And hit the crap out of that volleyball!
(can't wait to see pics of your "e")

Thank God for friends!


  1. I'm a blubbering, weeping puddle here in my CT kitchen. -Reed
    (Gretta's mom)

  2. That is my absolute favorite picture of us, with the giraffes. Love you Potts!

  3. Potts,
    Whenever I think of Erin, it's always that picture at the zoo!
    xoxo Hannah

  4. I gave you an award (on my blog) today. I hope it brightens your day.