They say… Friends in life come and go… Best friends in life never truly leave.
I have been best friends with Chimere Lawshe since 9th grade. If you do the math, that would equal over 15 years of friendship. Yup… that is half of my life, if you did that math. I have been blessed to have such a wonderful and caring person walk into my life… one that I probably don’t deserve to have, but I am truly grateful to have.
Within the end of this month, she will be moving on to new beginnings… a new chance, at allowing her to become the woman that she wants to be for her daughter to see, and to allow her daughter the best opportunity. I am not saying that what she has around here (in Indy) is bad… I am simply saying that she will have more opportunity to grow, within her company, with her daughter, than she currently has.
We have lots and lots of memories together. We know each other’s families very well. Her parents are awesome and fun folks. I have enjoyed conversations with them. Her siblings are all great. Her brothers and I use to have fun, back in the day, with the different car audio systems I would have. Her Grandmother (big ma) made the best sweet potato pie I have ever had. In fact, because of her grandmother’s sweet potato pie, I started liking pies.
Her daughter is simply… beautiful. She is a bright-minded, athletic, loving little diva. She has tried almost every sport she can for her age. She loves baseball and basketball, and I am for sure if football would allow her to, she would of knocked a few boys off their own feet. lol Chay… your Uncle Rob will miss you.
As for my best friend… Chimere… you have been around through thick and thin with me. Even at times when I have completely turned my back to you, when I needed you there, you still showed me love and gratitude. What makes a true friend true? Is being there for someone when in need, comforting and listening to his/her problems, and not expecting anything in return. You have definitely showed this character. You have a big heart, and you will bless many people in your new city with that, just as you have blessed many people in Indy with it.
Your drive with your career is strong. You are going to fill your new position with ease and come out swinging when that first pitch is thrown. You have organized some very cool events in Indy. From the employee award parties to preparing for the Super Bowl, you have amazed me and many people at your talents.
I don’t like saying Goodbyes… I feel more like saying… “I’ll see you later.” Cause after all… one way or anther… we always will ‘see each other later’. Take care of yourself. Take care of the little Miss. Take care of the family. We will all visit soon. You will not be forgotten. You have made your markings in Indy… and every person that has met you, will agree that you are a loving person.
Love Forever and Forever my Best friend,
Robert (aka Robbie aka Jon B aka Chad)