A week after the announcement, my extreme excitement is currently overshadowed! What could possibly cause this, you might ask? BRINGING A FRIEND! Yep. The guest pass. My guest will enjoy all of the same great things that I do, with an all inclusive package. The problem lies in the fact that I have 3 best friends I create with, 2 of whom I am especially close, PLUS my mom (that has never scrapbooked but wants to go)! What is a girl to do?! PRAY. That's exactly what I did too. I received an answer, E.S., a girl I have scrapped with but never really hung out with-but that was the answer and it is my duty to obey. It was all set, the others we're let down, and I could try to forge ahead. HALT-E.S. called yesterday to say that she WOULD NOT BE GOING! Other circumstances are preventing her and she thankfully declined. Now, I'm back to square one. Here's the thing:
Friend A (I will NOT say #1,2 etc.) LOL is going through a divorce and her life circumstances would not render it possible to extend the invite.
Friend B always calls to check on me, picks up little things when she thinks of me, helps watch my kids whenever possible, inspires ideas for bettering projects, stops by to just hang out whenever she can and her husband and mine good friends.
Friend C is fun-loving and there for me in tight situations. We have 'worked' together in the past through CTMH and vendoring at Scrap events. She insisted I go with her to meet Patsy Gaut (owner of Quick Quotes). She has great ideas and techniques and is very business minded.
Friend d has panic attics and does not travel well so there's no way! LOL
Mom: has never scrapbooked but would like to start. Her favorite color is Teal (the C.E. color). Her body betrays her quite frequently but she asked to be E.S.'s back-up. And, she's MOM!
Both friend's B & C love my kids and me there's. Our families are friends and I LOVE them with all of my heart as the cherished friends they are. Friend C is looking at this as business and wants to share the opportunity's with me as we have in 'business' before, she was very hurt to not be chosen hands-down. They are both absolutely dear to me and this is BREAKING MY HEART. Seriously-TEARING ME UP!
At a time when I should be over joyed with the happiness this brings, I am distraught in what this means for my friendships. Granted, they will both remain friends with me, but it is bound to change things. I have literally shed tears over this and now I'm asking you. What would YOU do?! How do you choose between those you love?! Please share your thoughts with me.
P.S. Did I mention how AMAZING this is?! I still cannot believe that I won! ME! WOW. I have always wanted to go and now-it's as a GUEST OF PROVO CRAFT. P-R-O-V-O C-R-A-F-T! Thank you our sweet Lord. Thank you.
Oh-and I am so grateful for your time and advise that I will reward 1 random follower with a fun summer flip-flop kit from Quick Quotes!