This is for you, Karen. <3 This is my favorite photo of you and Mattie and the moment I saw it on your blog in 2006, I saved it to my computer to look at it often. I completely understand the friendship you had with her. She made so many of us happy with all the adorable photos you shared with us and the trips to the beach, cafes, and parks. You made one another very, very happy and I am glad you had 15 years together. Wonderful memories. Thank you for including us in your friendship with her! She will never be forgotten.