Saturday, August 8, 2009

Family and Friends

Well, it is unusual for me to miss a day on my blog but yesterday was sooooo full, that by night time I was wiped out. What a treat it has been having all my kids together again. As a mom I think it is one of the greatest blessings. I love seeing them interact with each other. I love having the house full of laughter and noise again. Yesterday, I had one of my dear friends from West Virginia come and visit. It was a short visit but even then, it was so neat to reconnect with her. Funny how you can be apart for many months or even years, and the moment a true friend comes back in your life, you start where you left off. That is an incredible blessing! So even though her visit was short and sweet, I am grateful for the time we had together.

When I had my birthday last month the kids asked me what I really, really wanted. I said, what I want, I really can't have, but IF ANYTHING was possible ...I would have each one of my friends and family fly in and I would have a chance to see each of them and spend some time catching up on everyone's life! I miss all of you and wish that I personally could tell you that, and how very much you have meant in my life! Maybe we can do that on the next big birthday?

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."  ~ Anais Nin

 

"The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart."  ~ Elizabeth Foley

 

I am always surprised at how fast time flies when you are with the people you love. It seems like the anticipation of them coming lasts forever, and then when you finally get together the time goes by so fast. Krytal and Brad have been here for over a week now and it seems like it has only been a few days. My heart is already hurting to think that they leave tomorrow. I don't mean to seem ungrateful, but I wish we could all be together when little Miss Jenny is born. Amy did leave tonight not feeling very well and having a few small contractions so......???????

Life truly is a journey, I can well remember the anticipation of waiting for each one of our kids to be born. The pregnancies seemed to last forever. Amy was 2 1/2 weeks late and when she finally arrived, she weighed in at 10lbs and 10oz, she was practically a toddler!  :) And now that same baby girl... is having her 2nd baby girl, that is sometimes so wild to think about. Yes, families are a blessing that is for sure and I feel like I am doubly blessed to have them and so many dear friends that I love as much as my family. How grateful I am for each day of this journey, we call life! Thanks so much for being an important part of it! Good night!

“All of life is a journey which paths we take, what we look back on, and what we look forward to is up to us. We determine our destination, what kind of road we will take to get there, and how happy we are when we get there.”

 

"Having someplace to go is home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing."

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