Thursday, April 23, 2009

You gotta have Friends!

As most of you know, I have had a very rough last couple of weeks!
If it wasn't for my friends, I do not think I would have made it! I cannot thank you enough for all the caring, prayers, inspiration and help that you all have given me.

Laurie, I wish my program would spell your name correctly! But I cannot tell you how much I appreciate all that you have done for us and Mason for the last few months! Your support has been unwavering! I promise that I will get that photo of Garrett that we got from the Bellingham herald on my blog very soon! I think it is one of the best photos of him yet! I wish I could see you more often. It pains me to think we have to wait a month, when we go to Eugene, to be able to see each other. I really want to give you a big thanks for leading me to this software! "Mason", which is his name now, has been a god send for me when it comes to navigating around my computer hands free. Even when I get better, I think I will still use him!

Kathy, as one of my friends (Sharla) always says, "your emails are the air that I breathe." You work so hard, and give us so much, and ask for nothing in return. You are a true friend. One that is unconditional and that has never passed judgment against me. You are so patient with me. I can't believe you have not abandoned me yet. So many people have already. Especially, when I know that you yourself are having your own problems. It is kind of nice, that we can both unleash our problems with each other and not get sick of each others whining. We both can understand how hard it is day to day when our bodies are giving out on us minute by minute.

Marcia and Cindy, you'll are my WWW, BFF's! It is so fun especially when we share so much in common with contests. And a little do you both know, though I'm not sure you have ever been in contact with each other, you both share a commonality that brings joy to my heart! And that is that you have found your Knights in shining armor, that you have deserved and waited for, for so long! I know how special it is, especially since I have my own angel that was sent to me 21 years ago. They are a rare find, and I am happy for the both of you for finally finding that true love. I look forward to our corresponding all the time, especially when you guys let me know when you win! It really motivates me to go and enter more contests. Even though, it has been very hard to do, lately.

Sharla, or should I say wonder woman? I would give anything to have half the energy you have! On top of working, Sunday school, running a web site, and all the other responsibilities that a mother and wife has, you have twins on top of it! Then, you make time out of your hectic and busy day to help me? Are you nuts? I am just kidding! I am just very jealous! I don't think I've ever had that kind of energy even when I was healthy. I can handle a little bit of chaos, but not all whole lot! I like to say that I am a lot Like you, when it comes to caring for others and giving of myself to those who need help. Papa it would get onto me a lot, when I would spend too much time giving to others. But it is not something that you can control. It is just something that you have to do when it comes up. Just like breathing, you just do it. It's is a gift that god gave us, and we have no control over it. Papa would only get on to me, because there have been too many times I have given so much of myself, and people have taken advantage of me. It is funny, how you help somebody out, and then when you find that that they're taking advantage of you, and you let them know that you will no longer be their patsy, they turn on you like a mad of rabid dog! I can't thank you enough for all the things you have done for me. Especially, when I know how busy you are. if any of us want to get to know Sharla, be sure to click on her button "The Mom Nerd" on the left side of the Blog. She has all kinds of fun things, including contests, Book reviews, and family life.

If it wasn't for all of your encouragement, inspiration, and unconditional friendships I do not think I would have made it these last few weeks. Of course Papa takes very good care of me, but it would be very lonely during the day when he is gone if I did not have my friends. I want you to know how much I appreciate everything that you all have done and are doing. Including, voting for Mason and his scooter. I can't believe he is still in first place. It looks like my friends, have proven that I do not need to give them something in order to get something back. Plus there are quite a few folks at Brickfish that are voting unconditionally also. I cannot thank them enough also. I wish I could help the others with great entries, but, it has been too difficult to navigate the site and also takes so long. You have really made a difference.

Yes, I know, I'm supposed to be posting blogs on my website regarding my contest for the “Pulse”, Mason, Garrett, and a couple other things. But I needed to give a shout out to a few of my very best friends! Since you all have been the most important things in my life this past month! many times you have brought tears of joy to my eyes! And there are no words that I can say to thank you enough! I just want you all to know that I am thinking of you all the time, and feel so blessed to have you in my life!

I hope I have not left anybody out. I know that there is some one in Lynden, that is coming to the site every day but I have not figured out who it is. It does not necessarily mean that they live in Lynden, it just means that maybe your ISP is out out of Lynden. Drop me a message to let me know who you are! I know that you are voting every day. I just do not know who you are. So please let me know!

Everybody that is getting this message is very special to me. All of my subscribers, friends and family, mean the world to me. Most of you do not know what has been going on this past month. And that is only because I do not want and two be a burden. I know that a lot of of you have some huge challenges, and I want you to know that I am praying for all of you. It has been rough for so many people including my subscribers. I want to be here for you, if you need me. Just let me know. I want to think that we are in this all together. And that we are all here for each other.

Gosh, I hope I was able to correct all the mistakes!


Sharla said...

What a sweet post! And you are so sweet to include me in it. I feel so far from wonder mom it's not even funny. But I sure love having you as a fan! Oh, and the post looks and sounds great! You're getting the hang of it! And I can't make you beautiful, you already are!

Cindy said...

What a nice post Michele. Yes friends are a must have!! You have been a really really good from since I met you through OLS. I talk to you more than I talk to my best best friend whom I known for over 20 years. You are a incredible and amazing woman. You are beautiful inside and out.

Anonymous said...

You are my 21 year old Angel. I wish I could take all your pain way and if not granted that wish, I wish I were independently wealthy so I could keep you company on the weekdays. I hope you know I'd much rather spend time with you, even on your bad days, than working to make a living.


Michele said...

There is no one in this world that could ever comfort me in my worst hours like you have. My wish is that i did not have to see you suffer because of watching me suffer. you keep me alive and happy to be here no matter what I have to go through just so I can be with you with you warm, huge arms wrapped around me. God sent me an angel that saved my life and my faith. I love that we have a beautiful home in the woods close to nature, it is not the life of Jeremiah Johnson you wanted, but, close to it! I love you for who you are, your heart overflowing of love for me, the sacrifices you make in giving of yourself to your children and me and the patience you have in dealing with all that challenges us. It is not fair that I cannot take care of you how I want too, hopefully soon the Lord will allow me that opportunity. You deserve it and so much more. I can't believe how lucky I am to have you love me completely, totally, through sickness and health, richer or poorer, till death do we part.