Last night, after a conversation on the phone with Cassie, Andrea fell into a funk. She was gloomy and unhappy. Around 10:00 she came to me crying about how much she misses her friend. We had a long talk (why do these happen late at night?!) and I told Andrea that she needed to let go of the ultra-sad feelings she has about Cassie living so far away. I reminded her of the friends she has close by and although they will never BE Cassie, they are still wonderful girls to have around. I encouraged her to call other girls that she knows through our homeschooling lines and do what she can to play with them. I reminded her that Cassie will always have a special place in her heart and no one can replace that special friendship they had. I also had to encourage her that there ARE other kids who live much closer and can be super friends as well.
Thankfully, she went to bed happily thinking about her upcoming birthday and the plans she was creating to celebrate it.
Cassie & Andrea