Friday, December 31, 2010

31 Day Photo Challenge-Day 19

31 Day Blogging Challenge- Day 19: Post a picture and a letter.

One of my dear friends back in Phoenix is Patrick or what his friends call him, Noche. These are a few of the best pictures that we've taken together over the last years. He is by far my best guy friend and I'm really sad that we no longer live in the same city. Thankfully, he has been great at the long-distance thing, even better than some of my girlfriends actually!

In October around the three year anniversary of my parents deaths, he sent me the following letter and I was so touched by it that I've been wanting to share it on my blog but didn't know how to. It is a beautiful letter and I can't imagine my life without this gentleman.

Dear Leah,

It has been 3 years since your parents departed from this world and I think they would be very proud of the woman you have become. You are smart, funny, independent, strong and most importantly loving. There is not a doubt in my mind that your parents absolutely love the person you have become. I am sorry that I never got to meet your Mom and Dad but from what I hear, they were wonderful people. I believe that you dealt with their passing with such strength and endurance. It was an unbelievable thing to be able to handle and you did it with great maturity. Continue to go through this life with all of the tools you have been using and I promise you will make your parents even prouder. You are a great human being and I love you with all of my heart.



  1. That is such a wonderful letter. You're blessed to have him in your life. While I still have both parents, my Mom lost her father (my Grandpa) shortly after her and my Dad got married. Every year at the anniversary of his death, his birthday and holidays, I see how hard she has it.

    My heart goes out to you! <3

  2. It is always wonderful to have amazing friends by your side and it sounds like you have a great one! Thanks for sharing about your friend and he letter he wrote you, very touching :)

  3. Oh, how sweet!! Brought tears to my eyes. So happy you have such an awesome friend as Patrick.

  4. What a blessing to have such an amazing person in your life.

  5. What a beautiful letter and even more beautiful friendship. xoxo