Haylee's very best friend was and is her cousin, Shelby Easley. Shelby is just 5 months younger than Haylee. Haylee was there to meet Shelby right after Shelby was born, and they were as close as sisters from that moment on. Theirs is truly the sweetest friendship you could hope to find.
Haylee loved Shelby so much! Even though they saw each other almost every day, every time they met they'd hug each other like they hadn't met in weeks! When they attended the same school for a year, Haylee always had to know which room Shelby was in. When she got a new toy, Haylee always said, "Can we get one for Shelby too?" When she wanted to eat a honey bun, it wasn't "Can I have a honey bun?" It was always, "Can me and Shelby have a honey bun?"
Shelby misses Haylee so much. It is so hard for her to understand that Haylee is never coming back. It's so unfair to both of these precious, sweet, adorable little girls! What a blessing to have Haylee for a best friend, and what a heartbreak it must be to have lost her.