A few months back, while on the P.A.A facebook page, a gal named Stephie had posted something about a birthday group. It sounded rad. I posted something about it sounding like fun, and she offered me to pick a month - just like that I was a part of something, no questions asked.
Stephie got a group of 12 people together in no time, and immediately got us all connected and interacting with each other. Now, when I go on to FB on my computer, my 'Dirty Dozen' group is the first thing I go check on. It is weird had quickly you can become attached to a group of people..
Well. Something awful happened yesterday. We were told that Stephie had passed away. I should have known something was off. I had not seen an update from her in a few days - but I knew she was visiting with her sisters, so I figured she was just really busy.
It is unbelievable how quickly a life can be taken away. I didn't actually (ok, in real life?) know Stephie, but I felt an instant friendship form with her. She was very loving and kind - and things in her life were starting to go in a good direction for her. So sad.
Silver (another awesome gal from the group) had mentioned doing a Hello Kitty themed mani in her honour to post up for today. I knew I had to do something for her. So Stephie, my nail polish loving darling, this one is for you!
I knew Stephie wasn't a huge fan of red, so I went with some pink activity instead. I also tossed on some glitter polish that she had sent me during my birthday month. Her presence will definitely be missed by all of us within The Dirty Dozen and the nail polish community.
Take care today everyone, and remember to tell your loved ones how much you love them - at any and all times that you have a chance.