I'm dedicating this letter to my dear friend Cedric..


Dear Ced,

Thank you for being such a wonderful person and friend.  It's been what? 22/23 years I think.  I still remember those cold, dark mornings in the Air Force, marching to class (technical training school) with you at the helm.  Thank you for introducing me to New Orleans, Bourbon Street and Cafe Du Monde.  For flying out to Oregon to accompany me to the company party, and for taking care of me (anxiety + wine not a good combo), and again, completely out-of-the-blue, to take me in for surgery (you must never share those pictures!).  Thank you for always looking out for me.  You're the best!  If you were here, I would make you some delicious beignets!  Biggest Hug Ever, Steph