My dear, dear husband has been at me for months to join facebook. He even made me a special avatar! I finally gave in last night and joined. What resulted was an amazing journey down memory lane. Facebook pulled up all the people who went to my high school, and it was so much fun to go through them and see old friends (now looking much different!).
As I looked back, I realized how lucky I am to have had such a wonderful, full life so far. It's been full of friends and family, of life and celebration. Now, don't get me wrong, life has brought it's fair share of trials, heartache, and tears, but overall, I can say that I've had a great life.
No worries...just reflection today...no terminal illness or near death experience to report! It sounds like I'm writing my obit!
There is a part in one of my favorite movies where the daughter asks her mom if she's had any regrets in her life. Her mom says no. When questioned further, she says that she has learned from all of her regrets. (13 going on 30)
The only thing I regret is not keeping in touch with my friends of the past. Not only High School and College, but also all of the wonderful people I've met in all the 9 places we've lived in the last 9 years! (not kidding) PLEASE, if you read this blog, and know me from the past, please respond! Maybe I'm just getting sentimental in my old age (not that old!), but I've learned so much from everyone that I've ever come in contact with.
So, I dedicate my musings today to all who have touched my life.
For my High School friends. I hope we can get back in touch and rekindle a friendship. Life was different then, but I hope to recapture some of those carefree days!
For my College friends. I miss you. There are some of you who became life long soul mates, but we've separated. Let's find each other again.
For all the hundreds of wonderful people we've met over the last 9 years as we've moved. I miss you, I love you, and you have made a difference in my life. We've moved from Provo, to Orem, to San Jose, to San Leandro, to Salt Lake, to Orem, to Lehi, to Salt Lake, and now to Sugarhouse (Salt Lake). I'm always touched when I think about the people I've met along my path. We may not have had fortune, or fame, but we had FRIENDS. And that is the best word of all.
For the wonderful on-line friends that I have met. What a odd world the internet is. In my EEAT team alone, I have so many close friends that I've never even met! Some of us chat daily, and support each other not only in business, but in home and family, in weight loss, even in study.
And mostly, for my family. They are always there, no matter the storms. I can't count how many times my dear BIL has helped us move, or my In-laws have babysat and helped us. I can't count the hundreds of phone calls and thousands of prayers from my dear parents. For the love and friendship I have with my Aunts. For the love and friendship I have with my dear sister, brothers, and Mark's sisters and brothers.
Above all, for Mark. For Tanner. For Michael. For McKenzie. Life would not be worth living without these precious gems in my life.
I have been richly blessed, and I pray that I have made a difference in some of your lives.
Go out today and be a difference in the lives of those around YOU.