So today I got to go see one of my very best friends give her farewell talk. Sister Henson is going to do amazing this in Paris for the next 18 months, and I must say that I’m a very lucky person to know her. Hailee is such an example to me in so many ways. She has strengthened my testimony more than she, or any one else, can possibly know. I often find myself in situations, thinking how Hailee would handle it. And the result is always to be kind, gentle, and fair. Hailee will be an amazing missionary not only because she will represent the Savior, but because she will emulate him. She is one of the most Christ like people I know, and will be a wonderful missionary.
So Hai, thank you for the long, late night conversations, the random texts just to see how I’m doing, the devotion and loyalty you have to me and our friendship, the beautiful poems and notes and pictures you gave me just because, the secrets we’ve shared, the nights we spent talking in a room full of people, the trips to the temple, the drive just to come say happy birthday, the testimonies that you’ve shared with me, the many times you drove all the way to my house just because, the way you encouraged me to go for my goals, the many pictures you have taken for me, the support you have shown me in coming to SO MANY of my shows and performances, the deep talks about anything and everything, and for just being the person you are. I am sure that you and I were close before this life, and I have been so lucky to have you as a friend in this one.
I’m going to miss this girl like crazy, and those people in France better get ready. Sister Hailee Jane Henson is coming for ’em.
I love you Hailee Jane, write me lots, and don’t ever forget that I’m here cheering you on!!