I've been such a bad blogger this past week. Sorry, I just haven't had much to say. I've been doing a lot of thinking and listening lately. As much as I love to hear myself talk, because let's face it we all do, its important to take that time and have an inner monologue and also to listen to those around us.
I've had so many great conversations with friends lately, and I'm so thankful for all their insights. Some of these people have known me for twenty years, some people for just a few months. But I appreciate their perspective, and their words.
This weekend I road tripped it to Springfield, Ohio, so my mom could see one of her childhood besties. It was cute sitting in the kitchen watching them fix things for dinner after church. It reminded me of my two best girlfriends. We've been friends since we were six years old. My mom and her friend have the same first name, and have been friends for even longer. Through engagements, a divorce, cross country moves, kids, a grandchild, those two amazing women have always had each others back. Friendships like that are rare and should be treasured.
On a sadder note, a friend of mine back in here in C-bus lost two of her friends in an accident this weekend. It was shocking and unexpected as these things often are. That combined with the senseless shooting in Aurora this weekend really puts things into perspective. Its important to live now. To be in your life, in the moment. Tell the people that you love, that you love them today while you still can. Tell people that you appreciate them. Give your kids that last hug they ask for when you drop them off. Give your love that goodnight kiss. It may be your last chance to do so.
When Boomer asked me for another goodnight kiss at least four times before bed, I gave her every single one she asked for.