S: Always With You
BC: Christmas 2010 To Haidi with love from Laura
FC: Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
1: Dear Haidi, Merry Christmas! I wanted to put something together that you would always have as a reminder of just how much that I love you. You are one of the most amazing people I've ever met and I am so thankful for you each and every day. Thank you for being you. Love always, Laura
2: “In every conceivable manner, family is the link to our past, and the bridge to our future" | You have introduced me to your family with whom I have fallen in love with. You guys hold so much love for each other and it's truly admirable. Thank you for letting me meet and enjoy these wonderful people that you love.
5: “There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained” | Your Main Men
7: “Other things may change us, but we start and end with family”
9: “Family means putting your arms around each other and being there."
10: You have taught me so many things about pretty much everything. You inspire me to be the best that I can and you always lead by example. You are always someone that I can count on, be it with our back-to-back talks, or the fact that I can call you at any time on any day and I know that you'll listen. I hope to have you by my side forever as a big part of my life. You inspire me.
11: "When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand."
12: When you have a good friend, part of the friendship is sharing all of the good and bad parts of life with them and staying by their side. It's so nice being able to share so much of my life with you, and not hold anything back. It's not often that you meet a true friend and I can't be thankful enough for you.
13: "We're not just sisters. We're two people bound by the fact that we know far too many embarrassing stories about each other."
14: "Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same"
15: I honestly believe that you, Katie and I were meant to become friends. The three of us have so much fun together and I never doubt how much that I love you both. There are always good things in situations when you look deep enough and you two represent that every day. You and Katie have both taught me so much and I can't wait to watch our friendships grow over the years.
17: “Even though we change and we're finding our own place in the world, we know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we'll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we're not still friends.”
19: Well Haidi, I hope that you have an amazing Christmas! Always remember that you are loved by so many people and this book only shows a FEW of them! You have an extremely special family who holds so much love for each other and so many friends who love you. I am just one of these components but would do absolutely anything for you! I love you Haidi and can't wait to spend so many more Christmases with you!!