"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal- is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed. The fact is that most putts don't drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is just like an old time rail journey with delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinder, and jolts, interspersed occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."---Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley
"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one." - Elbert Hubbard

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Em....

She never knew when I met her that she would change my life... neither did I. She lived under me in our tiny apartments in the part of town that was safe but affordable. She was amazing.
I looked up to her... I had no idea she was younger than I.
She was an amazing mom.. the kind I wanted to be.
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We moved.. grew up.. grew apart.. kept having babies..
life continued.... continues.

I had the chance last week to see her again... our daughters are still best friends.. as are we. She is still amazing... life is still moving...
Em... the world is yours. It is at your door. It is knocking.

Open it. Answer it.
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You are your childrens world. You are their moon and stars. Just as you were years ago. Some things never change.
I remember her.. Id go to her for help with dinner with diaper rashes... with love or the lack thereof... we would drive her crazy stationwagon with hides all over it to every thrift store in town...
we would laugh...
we would cry..
we would swap clothes and diapers when we needed them...
we would cry a lot.
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She was the mom I always wanted to be... now I want her to learn to be that mom again... she can. She is amazing.
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she just needs to remember... and to know...
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We love you Em... we all do.
Look what we created.........
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the next crazy generation of us.............. we must teach them... grow them......... love them........
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Love yourself Em... find yourself. They need you. So do I. So does everyone else. We believe in you. You taught us that.........
remember.
You deserve the moon and the stars....... and all that is inbetween.........

trust.
love.
yourself and them.
we are here for you. We are all behind you. Here for you. Loving you.
We know your potential.

You my dear, are amazing.

1 comment:

Em said...

Kelly you have once again brought me to tears. You have always enchanted me with your words and beauty. You have been a light in my life. Here's to 10 more years of laughter and tears watching our families grow and change. May our light never go out...