Libby Jenkins Powers
Libby and I have known each other since sixth grade. From our early beginnings as friends through school and then during basketball season, we bonded. In the fashion of having nicknames in sport, we both picked up one that stuck - "Libby x 3" and "Spaghetti Arms". We have supported each other through the thick and thin, good times and bad, and especially in our later years dealing with moving, careers, relationships, losses of family and friends, and most recently with engagements and weddings and a new baby Shea for her. Although we have lived hundreds and thousands of miles apart, we have a friendship that has no boundaries or weaknesses and no distance can soften. Libby has helped me understand myself and supported me in all the decisions I have made through my last twenty years, even though if it were up to her, we would live next door! She and Will (her husband) love Ben and welcome him graciously into "the circle" and know how incredibly happy he makes Katie.
Mick and Ben have been friends since they can remember with their parents and families being close. The thrill of getting into mischief in kindergarten formed their close bond. Their friendship has continued through all stages of both of their lives, especially through the marriage of Mick to Loren and the birth of their beautiful daughter Ella.