Since it’s the week of Thanksgiving…I want to spend it posting the people and things that I am especially thankful for!! So this post is a shout out to my friends. Just this morning I reconnected with a long lost childhood friend. (thank you facebook) Her mom was one of my mom’s best friends. She was in fifth grade when she lost her mom to cancer. I was 23 when I lost mine. None the less…we spent a lot of time together as kids and then she moved, and I moved…and time passed. She was still there for me when my mom passed away. And today, this holiday season, I was gifted a piece of my mom. Thank you, Melissa, for finding me on facebook and letting me share how much like family you were to me growing up. This morning’s conversation was more of a gift than you can know.
So here is my challenge to you. Is there anyone in your past or present that you need to thank? Is there a friend that you may not have talked to (even for no particular reason) that you need to thank today for their role in your life? I do…I have several! So I will start…
Thank you Krista, Hillary, Katie, Marcy, Brandi, Marla, Chris, Tricia, Valli, Christianne, Julianne, Melissa, Cyndi, Marilyn, Mandy, Bob, Robin, and the list goes on and on…but thank you from the bottom of my heart for the role you have played in pushing me toward Jesus!
Thanks to my memory keeping sister, here is a picture of Melissa and I with our sixth grade teacher…be kind as you see me as an awkward little girl!