Sunday, August 17, 2014

More of Life's Lessons!

The last few days we have been trying to compile a list of people to send Lauren's wedding invitations too! That is always hard for me, especially as time goes by. There are so many people in our life that have now come and gone, and I am afraid I will forget someone! Please know that this is your ...


With that said, my heart is so full as I try to write this list. I smile when I see so many of your names and remember the great impact you had on our lives, and in the lives of our children. How can I personally thank you for our time together? I want you to know that we truly love and  appreciate each of you!
I found out a few weeks ago that a dear friend of mine, passed away of Cancer. I might have mentioned it before,  but remembered her again when I read this quote and then saw her name in my address book. She was the sweet, smart and inspired lady who talked me out of getting married at 16 years old. Then 7 years later, she was still the same sweet lady who made my dress for Jeff and I's marriage. How grateful I am for her insight and wisdom, something that this 16 year old girl didn't have at the time.

Then I also got to visit this weekend with another dear friend. I have to admit that I have admired her from afar for the last few years. I knew her and loved her, but really never knew her life's story. After
having the opportunity to visit with her, I realized why I had admired her all these years. She is an incredible lady, a fighter and definitely a SURVIVOR!!!
I feel honored to be associated with so many strong and dear women, who daily remind me to keep going, keep trying and do all that we can to help the next generation ....never have to experience some of the things that we had to!
To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are perfectly capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life. - Jill Bolte Taylor

As you can imagine, we are down to the last few weeks before the wedding...that may be why my posts are a bit irregular at times.
My heart is full, I feel blessed to have so many incredible people in my life!
Thank you dear friends and good night!

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