Brian and I attended Shelley's funeral today. I am sad beyond belief for Evan, Emily and Jessica Mann.
Shelley, Evan, Brian and I met in July 1994 at our Abrazo orientation and have remained friends ever since that weekend. Shelley was the first person to call us when we came home with our family in October 1994. We have celebrated the births and adoptions of their two daughters. We were honored to be asked to write a reference letter for them when they were on their journey to adopting their second daughter, Jessica. They moved to NJ a few years ago (but about an hour or so away from u