I couldn't help asking myself: Why these five particular birds? Out of all the seagulls that hang at the beach or Bolsa Chica, why this very specific quintet? Were they . . . gullfriends? (Sorry!) Had they maybe decided yesterday afternoon to meet at Dukes by the pier at 6:30 this morning? Were they part of some feathered workout group? Had they recently hatched some gull chicks, and were attempting to work off the excess poundage?
Seriously, the idea of possible friendship among the gulls fascinated me. Maybe I'm just sensitive to the significance of friendship now in light of Lexi & Haley's recent plight. I can't tell you how many folks have said to me, "If there's anything we can do to help . . ." Kristi has commented in her blogs about the overwhelming support and encouragement their friends have been through all of this. It's been amazing.
All that to say . . . Thanks to all of you for being there for our entire family. Your friendship and encouragement have helped all of us--especially Curtis and Kristi--get through a rough week. It's great to know there are folks who love us and help us "soar" above the tough times.
God bless you all!