Life as Thank You #43
Most of my childhood memories include you. Â I am working on the discipline of gratitude one old school thank you note at a time. Â I want to let you know how grateful I am that you are in my life; in fact my life would be very different if I had not known you. Â You, Karen Diane, are myÂ first friend since moving to CA at age 2 and we haveÂ shared many experiences and memories, laughed and cried together more times than I can count. We have had adventures, shared secrets, had multiple sleep-overs, gotten in a fair share of trouble and more!
First, I want to say that I am grateful to parents who modeled the true meaning of friendship and who encouraged and supported our relationship even when our familiesÂ moved away from each other!
Next, I am grateful for the things I have learned from you and for being a person I can look up to to challenge me, to encourage me and to faithfully care for our friendship. Â You are so smart and talented. Â I admire you for moreÂ things than you know; I “brag” about you all the time! Â I cook your mom’s recipes. Â I play games with my kids because we grew up loving playing them. I can’t think of hiking without thinking about you.
Third, thank you for allowing me the honor of “burying” your sweet dad. I am blessed that your family trusted me with that responsibility.
Last, I look forward toÂ future together. Â Even when we go for long seasons without regular communication, please know that I am thinking of you, praying for you and your family (including Judi),Â and cheering you on from my corner of the world!
I love you, Karen, Â May God Â bless you and may you be happier than a thousand rainbows!