#40Notes40Days: Someone who was a classmate

Chelsea-Things are a little fuzzy, being that it started 20 years ago.  20 years ago I moved to Kalamazoo from Livonia between my sophomore and junior year of high school.  Even after all this time and all that I have been through, that was one of the hardest things I have ever done. I wasContinue reading “#40Notes40Days: Someone who was a classmate”

#40Notes40Days: Random person on your friend list

I am not really sure why, but Laura you are the first person that popped into my head! Laura- We barely know each other.  I believe that we have only seen each other in real 2 times. Yet, I have a very fond memory of the first time that we met.  At Bailey’s celebrating Rachel’sContinue reading “#40Notes40Days: Random person on your friend list”

#40Notes40Days: Someone you have not seen in at least a year.

Lil’ Steph- I realized that when I made my list of who I was going to write to, that I wrote Lil’ Steph down.  Some things will certainly never change.  Although, now that I have written that, I am wondering who first started calling you Lil’Steph anyway? Sometime about 21 (I think) years ago, youContinue reading “#40Notes40Days: Someone you have not seen in at least a year.”

#40Notes40Days: Someone you admire

Julie- I have watched you and admired you since I was in the 6th grade. Sitting on your piano bench playing the flute.  The instrument that you taught me how to play the best I could and made me want to practice and get better week to week. You were so smart,  talented,  kind andContinue reading “#40Notes40Days: Someone you admire”

#40notes40days: Someone who is part of your chosen family!

Lissa Sue (I know that no one calls you this anymore, but you will always be Lissa to me)- I don’t remember my life without you in it.  Nearly all of the wonderful moments and memories in my life you were there with me.  Vacations, Holidays, Weddings and Life you have been there for itContinue reading “#40notes40days: Someone who is part of your chosen family!”

#40Notes40Days: Someone who once gave you good advice.

First person that came into my head for today’s topic is my friend Michelle from church. Michelle- I have known you as long as I can remember, so I am sure that you have given me all kinds of good advice.  Particularly because you are just a hand full of years older than me, so youContinue reading “#40Notes40Days: Someone who once gave you good advice.”

#40Notes40Days: Someone who is Family

Mom, Mil, MIL- Not everyone likes their Mother-in-Law, let alone can find a way to love them.  Not everyone has a Mother-in-Law that loves them and embraces all that they are. I do though!!! 4 1/2 years ago when Paul proposed to me, you were out of the country.  I’m not entirely sure that you evenContinue reading “#40Notes40Days: Someone who is Family”

#40Notes40Days : Someone who taught you a valuable lesson

This one was easy.  The first person that came in my head when I thought of this topic, is my oldest biological son. James- You can not even begin to know right now all the love that I have for you.  I didn’t know love before I knew you.  This all encompassing, beautiful, larger thanContinue reading “#40Notes40Days : Someone who taught you a valuable lesson”

#40Notes40Days: Someone you share a secret with

Well for this day it was clear that I need to write a note to my sister, Dawn. Dawn- I can’t even think of a secret of mine that you don’t know.  You know everything.  The good, the bad and the ugly.  You know all of my mistakes, my joys and everything in between. YouContinue reading “#40Notes40Days: Someone you share a secret with”

#40Notes40Days: Someone you Taught

Now, unless you are actually a teacher by trade (which I have been) and you pick a student (the ones that I am in touch with are way to young) to write this about.  I feel like this one requires you to be a little narcissistic.  I have picked someone who I have grown toContinue reading “#40Notes40Days: Someone you Taught”