Thursday, September 18, 2008

I Am Blessed.

I have been thinking the past few weeks about how loved I am. I am blessed because I am so loved. And I feel all that love. And it is not often enough that we tell or show our loved ones how much they mean to us.

I got the oil changed in my car yesterday, and had to get a new battery because mine was caput. They said my battery was 3 1/2 years old. And then I remembered when I got that battery.

I have a master's degree and wasn't sure if I wanted to go to that graduation. It didn't seem like a big deal. But then my friends from school were all going, and at the last minute, I decided to also. My mother, stepfather and grandmother came down for it, but none of my friends or other family members were able to. Except Goofer. He took off work, drove down and spent the whole weekend with me.

The morning of my graduation day, Goofer wanted to get us breakfast so he took my car. And oops. The battery died while he was sitting in an intersection! Luckily, it was across the street from a car shop so he got it fixed up (I paid him back, of course). Goofer always takes care of me. He was at my graduation so I wasn't alone. He fixed my car. And this is only one of the many amazing things he has done for me over the course of our friendship. The past month, he's been calling me leaving sweet messages, even funny ones, and sends thoughtful texts to check in, sometimes with funny pictures.

I am blessed.

In the past few weeks, I've gotten cards, phone calls, text messages and emails from people who love me. Telling me they're thinking about me and praying for my family. People I didn't think I was close with have even contacted me with kind words. My family is sticking together, and we're all looking out for each other. My friends are all looking out for me and loving me right now.

I am blessed.

My closest friend is driving down to visit me tomorrow. We have a history of always being there for each other, and it is so important to both of us to know if there is one person we can always count on and always call on, it is each other. We're going to drink wine in the rooftop hot tub, stay up late talking, go see a chick flick, eat yummy food and even go horseback riding, which is something we both love and don't get to do often. She is going to pamper me this weekend because she loves me, and I am going to let her because I love her back.

I am blessed.

I am also blessed because I have wonderful ex-boyfriends. I like to be friends with the guys I date because I don't understand caring so much for someone and liking them so much, but then just never talking to them again. Why cut love out of your life? One has been contacting me with kind messages and sent a card to my sweet family. The other actually came to the funeral. This one and I have a lot of history together. We went to high school together, dated off and on for 2 1/2 years, and to this day, I would say he's the only person I've ever truly been in love with. And he is a dear friend. Always the King of Grand Gestures, he drove 6 hours to be at the funeral for an hour, then drove 6 hours back to be at work the next morning.

I am blessed.

In the past few days, I've had incredible conversations with a good friend. She and I grew up together, and occasionally, we have really good, deep talks because I think we understand each other in unique ways that other people in our lives don't get. Now I think we understand each other in another unique way, and I can honestly say that nothing anyone has said in the past few months has been as impacting or helpful as the things she's said over the past few days. She is an amazing, strong, passionate woman, and I am thankful that she is in my life because she makes it better.

I am blessed. And so are you. So be sure to thank your loved ones for loving you and tell them exactly why they are the wonderful people they are. Life is too short to just assume people understand how you think and feel.


Carolina Girl said...

What a great post! Especially on days when you feeling like nothing is going right it is good to remember how blessed we really are sometimes.

Thanks for the song suggestion - I LOVE IT! What a great song...we have very similar tastes in music! I just love songs that make you feel something or think about specific memory, etc.

Thanks girl!

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