Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Simple Email

As in my earlier blog postings, life has been "challenging" lately. Another friend was killed in an ATV accident last Saturday and I was reminded at his wake yesterday how many lives he touched. Many waited 4 + hours to say their good-byes and condolences to the family. He was an amazing 26 year old and will be greatly missed.

I recieved an email a few minutes ago which initiated this posting. The title, Thanks for being you! (thanks Mom and Sandy)

I never thought I would be so sensitive to an email, especially reading it at my desk at work. In all the busy days, the sweating the small stuff, the casual hi's and bye's, the taking time for granted, and then the loss of time you wish you could take back, the importance of the people in your life and the gratefullness you are to have them. So to everyone special to me in my life, Thanks for being you!

The email said:

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others."

God doesn't give you the people you want; He gives you the people you NEED... to help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you and to make you into the person you were meant to be. I LOVE YOU!!!!!

One Flaw In Women
Women have strengths that amaze men.....
They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in..
They stand up to injustice.
They don't take "no" for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning.
They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideas.
They give moral support to their family and friends.
Women have vital things to say and everything to give.


(sigh) Today will be a little bit better.