I believe that sometimes we hear that we are appreciated, but it doesn't really sink in. I need it to sink in for these people. I need them to know that the moment things got rough, I ran right to them and I wouldn't have, can't, get through it without them. As I have said on numerous occasion, I'm not a religious person, but these ladies are the first ones I go to when I need someone to pray. They don't judge on how I don't pray, but do believe in the power of prayer. They don't lecture me on how I should do it. They just offer kind words and prayers. And honestly, that's all we need a lot of the time. We just need to know that someone is there. So, ladies, and you know who you are, I truly, truly appreciate you. I am truly blessed to have you in my life. We all had May babies so that we could all be placed in each others lives.
I don't think that I tell people in my life how important they are to me enough. Lately, I've been trying to make sure that people know how much I appreciate and value them. Honestly, I think I'm creeping some people out with it. The thing is, you don't know what tomorrow holds. You don't know how much longer you have to tell the people in your life what they mean to you. I've been seizing the moments to do that. I sent my babysitter's mom a text to tell her how grateful we are for her daughter. I think that my one friend is going to start blocking my emails if I send her one more response with how much I appreciate her friendship. I text Husband in the middle of the day to let him know how much he's loved. Monster gets notes in his lunch telling him how much he means to me. Sunshine is starting to get sick of the hugs and me telling her just how much she is loved. I make sure I tell me parents that I love them every time I talk to them. You never know the impact you have on someone's life, good or bad. I need those people who have a good impact on my life to know it. To know I don't take it for granted. I did. We all do. But, especially during this time of year, we need to look at what blessed lives we lead and thank those who helped to make it that way.