Shout Out to Friends

I want to start off saying thanks to those who joined us in saying the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots. I absolutely loved it and feel this will be my "go to" Novena in the future!  

My youngest daughter Olivia, has been watching old VHS home movies dating circa 1996-2004. These video's span over four cities and four different homes we've lived in. The last few days has found me often pausing in my work to turn to the TV after hearing a familiar voice from days gone by.  I can't help getting caught up in these little glimpses into the past and reflecting on the old friends on and off the screen who have touched my life.


I am one who needs friends. All types of friends. I like them shy, outgoing, gregarious, awkward, curious, sluggish, hysterical (Joanie -- told you I'd sneak you into one of these posts!), spiritual, seeking, whatever and however I just like people. Each person in my life fulfills a need or reflects a part of my personality. Because of this I always found moving to be an adventure. I looked forward to the challenge of a new house, new city and a new posse to hang with (usually over coffee!).


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Sadly, because of busy lives, I've lost contact with many of these wonderful people from my past. Others I still exchange Christmas cards or have reconnected with on Facebook and a few I'm lucky enough to visit with once or twice a year. But every one of them pops into my mind on occasion. It could be a joke, a song I hear, food I'm eating or a familiar situation that will remind me of a past friend and I'll wonder where they are and if all is well. I usually say a quick prayer for the person and their family and think I should track them down on Facebook but invariably I get busy and never get around to sleuthing.


So this little blog post is a shout-out to all the past and present people who have touched my life in some way. All of of you have made an impact, weather small or large, and I have been changed in some indelible way by your friendships. I thank God our paths have crossed for without you along the way my life would not be as rich as it is today.

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(So many more people I would love to show pictures of but I already spent hours combing old photos and I'm neglecting my house, laundry, kids, still need to shower...)



Peace and Joy,