|Amy. She and I have been friends since I was 16 and she was 15, I believe. Barry at the far R is the friend I wrote about here. Amy is the epitome of strength. She's tough but loving. I don't know that I have ever met another friend so willing to drop everything to help out one of her friends or family members. We are probably about as polar opposite as you can get, but I know those differences nor time and distance will ever diminish our friendship. Which reminds me I miss her and would love to have a cup of coffee and chat with her. I'll have to see if I can make that happen soon.|
Inês Almeida. Normally I would not include someone I had never met in real life in a post such as this but I feel like Inês is more than just someone I barely know through the internet. She inspires me with her undying passion for etching out space for our children to enjoy childhoods without limitations. Several years back I stumbled upon her page and instantly felt like I found a community, a safe space to work through my concerns about raising a daughter in this world. In that time I've enjoyed a few Skype conversations with this awesome woman and just this week she graced my class with a Skype presentation. I may never have met her in person but I consider her a friend nonetheless. One of these days I will get to sit down with her in person and tell her how thankful I am for the work that she does for my daughter and all the children of the world.