“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” -Elizabeth Foley
I’ve known Bernice since she was in elementary school and seeing her again after all these years, reminded me just how special and unique she is. There are not many people in this world that could summon friends from around the world to join for a wedding halfway across the world. I couldn’t believe it when I got to her Bridal Shower, there were people there from Zimbabwe, Germany, China, the UK, and a bunch of other places. Looking at Bernice beaming in the presence of her dear friends from around the globe warmed my heart. The conversations I had with the ladies sitting at my table were real and deep. Having just met them, I realized this could only be made possible because Bernice is the one that ties us altogether. She brings out the best in people, she’s never afraid to challenge and stretch her friends, and ultimately her love for reaching out has always been her greatest gift. I could not be happier for her and community that she’s been surrounded by since her move to China, Singapore, and now possibly India.