Remembering a friend …

Last night Libs and I went to see Come From Away. I won’t give any details about it other than to say it was a wonderful story about some very good people. Is that vague enough? HA! Anyway, I loved it. And it was a nice distraction to help me get through today a little easier. You see, today is the second anniversary of my friend Pam’s passing. I think about her every day but as this day was approaching I felt my emotions building. I woke with a heavy heart. I grieve for her. DEEP. Tonight a few of us will get together to reminisce about our life with her and to celebrate our friendship. I need it. This will be good for me and my broken heart … because I miss her and this really hurts.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you remember a dear friend!!!

Back to our regularly scheduled programming …

It was a ROUGH week. Reese was in the emergency room TWICE. She’s never been that sick. I don’t think I have worried about her like that since she was 2lbs and in the NICU. It was scary to say the least. Thankfully she is recovering well and is her happy healthy self for the most part. Her appetite and energy aren’t quite back to normal yet, but they are getting there. So needless to say I pretty much abandoned our normal way of life this past week. It’s honestly all a big blur now. Being gone last weekend didn’t help either. I can’t tell you how many times I had to ask what day of the week it was. I was so LOST! But I can’t let a week like this pass without mentioning our VILLAGE. The friends and family who ALWAYS have our back. Their love and support are the REAL DEAL and we are blessed to walk through life when them. They make tough times easier and good times even better. The seasons we have shared with them have weaved into a lifetime of memories that I wouldn’t trade for anything. I honestly couldn’t be more thankful for these beautiful souls!

So, I guess there is only one thing left to do now that things have gone back to normal around here. OK fine, OUR normal. HA!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you get back to your regularly scheduled programming!!!

Don’t settle …

Life is only made better when I share it with people who are genuine, honest, loyal, loving and kind. Trust me, they are out there! You just have to love yourself enough, to allow yourself, to find them.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t settle!!!

I love it even more …

Today is one those days that I’m overwhelmed with all the good in my life. I have some incredible people that I share this journey with. I am grateful to have so much history with them. They GET me and always have. Our past, present and future together fills my heart with so much joy. And some days it’s all just magnified how very blessed I am.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you love your life even more!!!

Ain’t life grand …

At my age you would think that it’s safe to say that I know a lot about life. Some days, yes. But some days are a definite, NO. Strangely, this is actually one of my favorite things about life. The unpredictability is exciting to me. Waking up every day and knowing that ANYTHING is possible is HUGE. Yes, of course this can go either way. Good or bad. But that’s OK, because there is ONE thing I can say for sure about LIFE. If I surround myself with people who I love and who genuinely love me, no matter what type of day I may be having, life is just GREATER. It’s lived BIGGER when I risk opening my heart to others. Sure, it can take a lot of courage to do this, especially when you have been hurt before. But I have found that it’s worth taking the chance. Every. Darn. Time. Because life can prove to be one heck of a CELEBRATION when you find others to share it with you.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you are blessed to say AIN’T LIFE GRAND!!!

Feeling lucky (and thankful) …

We got into Las Vegas last night and got a huge surprise from our hotel. A room upgrade. Now I have had room upgrades before but this was over the top. They gave us one of their penthouse suites. The generosity and kindness were quite overwhelming. Some days you forget how good people can really be. Today is not one of them.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you are feeling lucky (and thankful)!!!