posted by Momo Fali on April 20, 2011

I first met Casey at a meetup in Indianapolis, in 2008.  It was April 24, 2008…almost exactly three years ago.  Funny, but it feels like I’ve known her my entire life.

She was just how I had pictured her; kind, intelligent, funny, red-headed and adorable.  She, however, was shocked that the Momo Fali she met that night wasn’t a 300 lb. Samoan.

That trip to Indianapolis turned out to be one I will never forget.  And, not in a good way.  I spent most of the evening in tears, worried sick about my son.  I will never forget getting off the phone with my husband and falling against the wall in a sloppy, sobbing heap then looking up to see Casey standing there.  The hug that she gave me, from one stranger to another, got me through the night.

I came to find out that the hug was indicative of how much Casey gives of herself.  She embodies strength, honesty and friendship and since that first meeting, I have hugged her when she cried, she hugged me when I cried AGAIN, she has seen me in my bathing suit and I have arranged the marriage of my son and her first-born child.  For real.

She has openly shared her battle with depression and has probably saved some people in the process.  I respect Casey for that and for so much more.

As she prepares for the birth of her second child, I want her to know that I’m thinking of her, I’m proud of her and I’m so glad that she’s my friend.  Pregnancy has not been easy for Casey, but she has managed to endure.

But, still…I hate her a little because next to her, I really do look like a 300 lb. Samoan.


  • lceel

    Momo, that’s an unfair comparison. And for the record, I know how warm, kind and generous YOU are – that you two found each other in a time of need is the purest example of “Birds of a Feather”, flocking together.

    And you have to be the best looking 300 pound Samoan I’ve EVER seen.

  • Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing]

    You’re a crazy-good friend.

  • meleah rebeccah

    awwwww. the two of you look adorable. And I love how the internet brought you two into each other’s lives. Looking forward to THAT marriage in the future!

  • Aimee Giese | Greeblemonkey


    Samoans rule though.

    So does Casey.

  • Karen Sugarpants

    You need to be kinder to yourself, beautiful.
    As for Casey, she is amazing. She gives so much, as you said, including the best, warmest hugs that remind me so very much of my foster mom’s hugs. I love Casey so very much! Great post.

  • pgoodness

    You’re both adorable. And I would love to meet you both one day. 🙂

  • AlisonH

    I have no doubt whatsoever that if I walked into the room where either of you were, I would instantly know I was in the presence of a friend.

    Congratulations to Casey on her beautiful baby on the way!

  • Irene

    I just started to reread some of my older posts (think 2008) and ran across one of your comments to one of my entries. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed reading your blog so I’m back 🙂 Glad you’re still here!

  • moosh in indy.

    I never commented on this post.

    I shall hand my crown back now.



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