Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Old Friends are the Best Friends

Sorry, I haven't written in a while. I have been preoccupied with school work. Last week was mid terms! I can't believe how fast this school year is going by. But amidst my very busy schedule, I was able to find time to go out with some old friends. The very girls that I went to school, church, and Awanas with all my life. However, one of my best friends that I grew up with moved to Michigan our junior year. Another one of those friends began to be home schooled her junior year. Another friend moved to Iowa... Last Sunday afternoon we were all able to get together. All of us girls, who had been together since we were in kindergarten, some of these girls walked across the platform form with me in 2008 on our Graduation Day...
We had such a great time reminiscing over our Elementary school days together. Wow, what a great time we had together. We discussed our many teachers and student teachers we had. Then about all the naughty things we did and never got caught for. :) About the time 4 of us got suspended together... The more I remembered the more I realized I was kinda naughty as a child...just a little.
The longer we sat, the more memories came sweeping over me. So many good times together, and also some not so good times together in the principal's office. As I sat at the table I couldn't help but look around the table at each of every one of the girls that I went to school with. Now we are young adults. As we sat at the table I once again felt like an 8 year old girls giggling with her best friends.
Then our discussion changed. We had all shared great times together, but now what were we doing with our lives. We each went around the table telling each other what we are now doing or planning on doing in our lives. We are all in college training to be elementary or high school teachers, nurses, secretaries, coaches, etc...
After a great time together, we said our goodbyes. And promised to keep in touch. As we got into our vehicles, I thought...what a lucky girl I am. I have amazing friends. Friends that I went to kindergarten with , friends that I plan on knowing for the rest of my life.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. ~Desmond Tutu

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. ~Barbara Bush

In time of test, family is best. ~Burmese Proverb

The family is one of nature's masterpieces. ~George Santayana

I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich. ~Dan Wilcox

Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. ~Anthony Brandt

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


I successfully donated blood yesterday...I would have written all about it yesterday but...something happened, let me explain...
I was so excited that October 5th had finally arrived. I have been taking my iron pills every day, well actually whenever I remembered, so maybe twice a week. And I had even been eating my mini wheats. I walked in to the health center, trying to remove from my memory the big let down that had just occurred there only 5 weeks earlier. I bravely walked back and sat down. Once again they pricked my finger. The nurse looked at me and shook her head. I couldn't believe it. After all I had done to prepare myself I was still anemic!
"Could you please test me again" I pleaded, "you don't understand I have been taking iron pills eating wheat, and blogging about please just let me donate so I can move on in life!" She pricked me again....And I made it!!!
They then walked me back where I would donate blood. I was fascinated as I watched the needle slide into my arm. I laid there and gave a pint of my blood.
I drove home, and I planned on writing and telling you that I was successful, finally!
But then it happened...
I passed out, not once- but twice. I have never passed out in my entire life! So I went to bed immediately. Where I got a good nine hours of sleep and still awoke feeling weak. I don't know what those nurses did to me...but I didn't feel too good about about saving lives at all...
There is another blood drive on November 30th. But..I don't know if I will attend. I mean I hear on the radio all the time that one pint of blood saves three lives. So..yesterday I saved three people's lives, I think that is good enough for a know what I mean...