This blog is the product of some thought (not a lot sometimes, but other times – watch out!), prayer, much laughter, conversations with people that mean the world to me, long distance travels, some struggle, reflection (good or not) and a lot of love.
There are a group of people who just make my life and world a better place to exist …
Dad & Mom – thanks for giving me life … I love you both with all my heart.
Carole – thanks for being a part of my crazy life and being not only my sister, but my friend. I love you!
Heather – thanks for being so much more than a cousin! 🙂 I love you so very much! 🙂
Nancy Jane – my second mom — there aren’t enough words in the English language to tell you what you mean to me … thanks for always being there for me through thick and thin, good and bad … thanks for being my rock. 🙂
Lauren – You add happiness to my life in so many ways … I’m so glad that you’re a friend of mine! 🙂 Hugs!
Caroline – I’m glad that we’re friends … through the good and bad times – you’ve always been there with a shoulder, hugs and advice. Love ya kid!
Laura – I’m thankful to have you as a friend … your support, encouragement and words of wisdom are a foundation I’ve needed! Thanks for being my friend! 😉 Love ya kid!
Jeff & Jenn – Wow – it’s been forever … thanks for being such incredible friends – I’m very blessed to have you in my life! 🙂 GO SEMINOLES!
Dona – “Like a bridge over troubled waters, I will carry you…” there aren’t enough words to express my gratitude for everything, but most importantly, your friendship. My life is better because of you. 🙂
And that’s about all I have to say about that.
My precious Nica, who I lost on 24 September 2013. Some people say you were just a dog, but I know that you were one of my best friends and I’m a better person because of loving you. I miss you more than words could ever express and my heart hurts beyond measure now that you’re gone. You will forever be a part of my heart. I miss and love you so very much my little angel.
My beautiful friend, Jason – who we lost in June 2012 … Gone too soon my friend. Your never ending faith in people … that laugh that made others laugh, that big grin, your caring and loving spirit who gave everyone a chance … I will miss you, “Big Lips” … until I see you on the other side. Love you, Mister! xo
My beautiful friend, Joan … who we lost to cancer in October 2011 … I wish that you would have had more time on this planet — you changed people’s lives and although people didn’t always want to hear what you had to say — it was, ultimately, what they needed to hear. I miss you so very, very much … until we meet on the other side. xo
Robert “Little Rob” H. Taylor III
My beautiful cousin, Rob – who we lost on 29 December 2010. How difficult has your passing been for all of us. So very, very hard. Into every life a little rain must fall and losing one you love is like a raging storm. The greatest gift you had Little Rob was the love you had for life, family and friends. You learned so much quicker than most that true love isn’t love until you give it away. This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to deal with in my life — knowing that you were taken away from us at such a young age — knowing that heaven called for you before it calls for us. I miss you — and I know that you’ll be there waiting for us when heaven calls us all home. I love you! xo