Today, I honor my friend Katie LoMonaco. People used to ask us how we met, how we became such good friends.. and we would laugh, not sure if we should tell the truth. The truth is that when we met, she was a bartender at our local Friday night hang out. we went so much and she worked so much that we became very good friends. Katie has the most warm welcome smile and presence. Everyone was her friend and she always took good care of friends and customers.
Over time, we became very close.
I asked her to be in my wedding and shortly after she asked me to be with her while she was in labor.
Katie has been a solid anchor with no friend drama for a long time. She now has 3 kids and and lives an hour away, and even though we don’t talk regularly. She is always a part of my life with any major transition, issue, problem or celebrations. And I know she feels the same about me.
When she calls, I pick up. True friends are the best. I love you, Katie!