Today was a great day...I had a chance to visit with two very dear friends that over the past 2 years the only time we had a chance to see each other was at memorials for our loved ones ....we would leave the memorials sad not only because of the reason we were there but because we never seemed to get a chance to find out what was going on in each other lives..so today we spent 3 hours at a little diner in the corner catching up...we laughed about our loved ones and some of the things we remembered them saying about the others...Cynthia lost her son and LeeAnne lost her husband 9 days after I lost my son...LeeAnne has 3 children....and this is the first time since our men died that we have really laughed together about some of the crazy things that they said or did in the unit...and LeeAnne's kids are getting so big ...how can that be...Life hasn't been easy...but as LeeAnne said we are survivors and we have gotten through 5 years and will continue to move forward...God is faithful and I can say that these 2 ladies are very dear friends for life...I know that I can at any moment call either one of them and they will be there to listen and understand ....Today was a good day...it was great fun to laugh and remember....its good to know when you have friends that understand you more than you understand yourself...the only thing missing today was a quilt to sit and sew together....take a moment this week and thank an old friend for being there..let them know you are there for them also and you haven't forgotten them...you are truly blessed to have friends..I am truly blessed to have old ones and to be able to make new ones...Thank you all for being my friends and may God grant you peace this week and blessings abundantly...blessings
I am married to a wonderful man. I have 3 children and 3 stepchildren. My oldest son Billy, was killed in Iraq in Sept 2005 and watches over me with his Lord. My youngest son is a very fine young man with 3 children. He is a great dad. His girls come first. My daughter is autistic. She's as fun as any 8 year old, so what if she's 31. I have 3 grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren. I love quilting, machine embroidery, traveling and having fun. My goal each day is to make someone smile. I hope today that will be you!