Bert & Ernie & the Wind Beneath Their Wings

Autopsy of a 30-year Friendship

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Sometime after my wedding, she took a job as a nanny in Connecticut.

While she was away, I learned that I was expecting my first child.

From that moment, she cut me out of her life.

She would not allow that to happen again.

Nearly every time we met, she declared that she was leaving her husband.

Days later, she hadn’t replied. Odd.

My jaw dropped. Her what getting what?

I scrolled back through our messages and finally pieced some of the mystery together.

More than four years later, my heart still aches for what was lost.

A few realities have landed in ways they didn’t before:

Understanding the past has given me a measure of peace, along with these two realizations:

First, on Beaches:


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USA Today bestselling & award-winning author of women’s fiction & romance. Word nerd. Chocoholic. Mom.

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