Life as a Thank you – 6
I drove home yesterday after a short weekend, but I left so full (as usual). Â Coming to see you (and your family) is always restorative for me. I decided in 2016 to write an old-school note of thanks each week and I felt this was a great opportunity to send you yours to tell you how much you mean to me!
Words won’t do justice to what I want to express but I want you to know how grateful I am that you have been there for me over the years and for all the things you have taught me. Not all friends last a lifetime Â and even fewer stand by you through your joys and sorrows. Â Thank you for doing both Â – for always being a safe place and a confidante.
Thank you for being one of the most beautiful persons – inside and outside – that I have ever met. Thank you for the countless memories. I am grateful that you always listen with your heart, carefully offer a shoulder to cry on,Â Â call me out when I am wrong, and encourage me when I hesitate. Thank you for talking sense into me when I am being a complete idiot, for your words of wisdom. Thank you for the laughs, for the cries, and for everything in between. Thank you for keeping me grounded when I feel like I might otherwise blow away. Thank you for all of the things you do, big and small. Thank you for always knowing what to say and for being one of lifeâ€™s best teachers. Thank you for making fun of me when I deserve it, and for loving me when I donâ€™t. Thank you for staying constant in a world full of change, and for keeping some normalcy in a world full of chaos.
I don’t want to missÂ saying that I am grateful for your generous hospitality. Â I love the rhythm of your home and the joy of welcome there! I could go on and on about all the memories we have shared over the years, but it would be difficult to pick my favorites. Â I love that we are passing on friendship to our kids. Â I am grateful for the love of your extended family and our history and friends.
I am not sure how I would do life without you. Â May God bless you beyond your wildest dreams this year.
Susan Â – I love you and thank God for you always!