i was happy as a caterpillar





Six years ago my life changed. At 10:06am on Cinco de Mayo 2009, a job I LOVED as a celebrity reporter at MSN was eliminated. I had been with Microsoft since 1995. It was not a good morning. We were buying our new house at 11am (which we didn't do). I lost what I thought was everything on that day, including my self-esteem. I was lost. Larry and I looked at each other that night and said "Now, what?" After an ugly cry (on my part) Larry said "What's important?" "I don't know anymore. I don't know what's important.," I said. "We have each other," he said. He was right. 
Now 6 years later, my life is nothing like I imagined it would be. I am The Happygirl who gets to commute 2800 miles to her hometown every month and work at my alma mater, an outstanding Catholic high school in Massachusetts. I get to see my family and my friends who've known me since grammar school, and some new friends who have become like family. I owe Larry & Emma everything for keeping me together then. And now. And always.
So, Happy Cinco de Mayo!