Thursday, July 6, 2017

Dear Loralee and Christine

Dear Loralee,

We met by chance last year during the Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life Challenge.  It was my first time writing everyday.....ever.  Your thoughtful and encouraging comments kept me motivated to write each day and I wrote that month all but one day.  I didn't know then that the Lord would keep our friendship going and now a year and a few months later, I treasure your emails and comments on my blog just as much as I did the first day we "met".  I believe the Lord gives us who we need, when we need them and you have been a treasure.  I love that the blogging world brought us together.  Two ladies from two different countries. You are a blessing and I'm looking forward to our continued friendship in the years to come!

Love and Hugs!

Dear Christine,

Today..... many years ago (like 30 something) our momma gave me my 4th sister.  You were the cutest thing and I was so so happy to have another sister in our house.  We shared a room together when you were younger and I remember changing all (probably not all) but lots of your diapers.  It's been a joy to watch you grown into an amazing mother, cook, and now... HOMEOWNER!!!!! YAY!  Watching your joy is a true blessing.  The Lord has brought you so much good, I can't wait to see how His plan continues to unfold for you.  Thank you for the joy you bring into my life even though we aren't together often, you are always in my heart.  I love you little sis!  Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Dear Sleep

Dear Sleep,

I know it's summer, but we still aren't working well together.  Most of it is my fault.  Binge watching tv shows I dvr'd during the school year, then falling asleep in the chair.  I know, I know.  It's summer and I'm supposed to be catching up with you.  I guess I just need to make a change and get to bed earlier. So sleep, here I come. Let's get on better terms. :)

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Dear My Love....

Dear My Love,

Thank you.  Thank you for standing by me.  You cared about me.  Asked me how I was doing, if I needed anything.  You stayed with me at the hospital.  You took our girls to vbs and still made it to the hospital before I went into surgery.  You tried to coordinate everyone's schedules to be sure everything was covered.  I love you.  You were the only person I wanted to be with me. I love you with all my heart.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Dear Kidneys

This month Michelle has challenged herself to write everyday in July.
I'm not sure if I can do it, but Michelle from Big Time Literacy is doing it.  So I thought, why not. Let's try.  I needed a little boost to get back on the wagon, so here we go.

Dear Kidneys,

If I would have known a long time ago about how mistreating you, not drinking enough water, and eating too much sodium would have ended up with me in the hospital in surgery to bust up Bertha (my 8mm by 5mm stone).... I would have definitely made a few changes. So now, I have a stent.  Another reminder about how bad I've treated you.  Fingers crossed that the changes I'll have to make will help us be friends again and I won't have to live in fear about when the next stone will drop. Luckily, I think all the remaining stones are passable on my own. :)