I have truly been blessed for years, but I would like to focus on the last several days and those who have made a huge difference in my life:
Wanda – mi vida, thank you for being a true friend, giving me support (emotional, physical, and spiritual), love, and understanding always. You and your family have been ingrained into my heart and life and I know you will remain there forever. Thank you for keeping me sane after Deana’s departure and for keeping me on the lunch schedule! Oh, I wanted to tell you too that you were great on the drums this week! I love you.
Liz B. – Thanks for silly things like singing Veggie Tales with me at work and trying to teach me and Cat how to do the Roger Rabbit dance. Thanks for sending me emails when Deana moved, for listening to my drama recaps, for making me laugh, for being appropriately incredulous when I am venting, and for being cool throughout. I am so thankful that our friendship has grown over the last several months.
Cat – Woman, you need to work on your Roger Rabbit!!! But thank you for encouraging me to exercise, for allowing me to vent so often (and occasionaly throw out some bad words), for not being afraid to do goofy things with me in the isle, and for having curly hair to offset mine! I am picturing you singing “bring ya to your kna kna kna kna knees!”
Rona – thank you for your understanding and support during the transition of Deana’s move. I know you miss Deana too and that helps me. I also really appreciate that you know many of the feelings I am going through and anticipate how you can help – thank you for that.
Heather – Thank you for your blog posting competition, for always making me laugh, for your willingness to help, and for being left handed! I love being your big sister! You rock!
Allie – Thank you for being just a little bit of stubborness, and ready smile, and for offering to do my laundry! I will probably take you up on that! I am proud to be your big sister and will help teach you the benefits of the shredder…..soon!
Aunt Kay – thank you for your directness and continued love. While I haven’t seen you for years, I appreciate that we keep in touch via the internet. I love that you are not afraid to share your feelings but that you always include how much you love me and I know that is real.
Dad – I know we haven’t seen each other for a while and, well, you know….but I love you very much. You have always been my #1 and remain so. Thank you for always loving me, for being a wonderful father, for sacrificing so much for me, and for being someone I can emulate in so many ways. You are truly a gift from God and I love you.
Okay, if you weren’t mentioned please forgive me – I have work to do!