- of, for, or suited to a feast or festival
- merry; joyous
In the picture above, my friends and I at one of our trips to the beach. Things were very "festive" that night. We had so much fun but, there was a shadow over us.
We call ourselves SGOTM (Southern Girls on the Move). We take trips together, go out to eat and catch up with one another once a month. Last night was on of those nights. And, I always take my camera. This time especially since, one of us was missing.
Some of you know, my friend Jean is in Afghanistan. She''s an Army Medic. Her mother is a part of our group. Last night we made a short video for her. telling her hello, we miss her and we can't wait for her return. I also took some shots of everyone for her. They didn't turn out so well. Lighting. Played with aperture and shutter speed but, she'll like them. One of the things she asked before she left was that we continue with our girls night out. This was the first that I had been able to attend in a while. They all rearranged their schedules for me.
Jean is one of the strongest people I have ever met. She's also one of the kindest. She'll take every step available to her to help anyone she can. She's always calm. She can step up into a whirlwind of a situation and have sanity restored in no time. She's a Mother of 2 and a Grandmother of 3. She hasn't seen her granddaughter yet.
So this post is for her. I'll be sending her the link. She'll be able to see the video and pics from last night. I'm also adding a video I made for her before she left. She didn't get to see it. I'll be sending her the link to this page. If you would like to leave her a message, wish her a Merry Christmas, please do so. I'm sure she'll love to hear it.
Since I'm breaking the rules of picture perfect with all the pics and videos, I sent Heather a message first. Thank You Heather.....
I miss you so much Chic. You're always in my thoughts and prayers. My admiration and respect for you know no bounds. I'm thankful everyday for your friendship and for the person you are. See you when you get home. Till then, know we all love you. Merry Christmas Jean.
SRG. Lori J. Pate
A reply from Jean: