Thursday, July 05, 2007

I am so loved...

I am the luckiest person on earth. I truly mean that. I have wonderful friends who love and support me. They love me for who I am, not what they think I should be. They love me unconditionally and there is nothing more wonderful than that, in my opinion. How did I get so lucky?

Bobbi, my dear friend and co-worker, who despite being several decades younger than me, treats me like a sister. She's kind and loving and one h*ll of a good friend. (She's single, just for the record...oh wait, never not a good idea there, forget I said anything--she'd kick my bum for even suggesting it)

Danae, Christine and Michelle are a mix of co-workers and friends and always there when I need them to help out. Here they are working at our fair booth last year. (Please don't club me to death, Danae)

And there's Larry, this is what we did to him last year when he went on vacation. ---->

Carol and Kelly are also dear friends of mine. Aren't they beautiful?

Then there's Ron, my dear friend and roommate. He's got a heart of gold and the man can even cook!

There are several other people I consider my dear friends, bloggers included, and then of course there are family members who I consider my closest of close friends, but this list will have to suffice for today. Blogger is giving me fits with the formatting and I want to get out and enjoy the day.

Thank you, dear friends, I'd be totally lost without you.


Anonymous said...

Well that was a wonderful post! I'm glad you have such nice people in your life. You are fortunate!

Laurie said...

Butterfly, thank you, I am truly blessed in so many ways.

Ginnie said...

You've hit it on the head, Laurie. That's what life is all about...not the size of our cars or our pocketbooks.
Good for you.

Within Without said...

You seem to have many people in your life who care about you, and who you appreciate and care about.

That's a great thing. Smiles.

Anvilcloud said...

Is Citizen Kane on the list? :)

Laurie said...

Ginnie, I agree completely. I am rich beyond measure.

WW, it is a great thing! I am a very lucky lady.

AC, no, but Nancy Cain is a good friend, does that count? ;-)

Catnapping said...

this is a wonderful tribute. your friends are also very lucky.

Pink said...

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thailandchani said...

That really is an awesome post.. with the pictures and everything.

Something tells me you deserve the many friendships you have. :)



Cathy said...

Awwww. They are all beautiful. And I know they feel the same way about you, Laurie.

(Does Ron do dishes? :0D

Laurie said...

Catnapping, thank you! You are a sweetheart.

Pink, xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo back.

Chani, that's very sweet of you to say. But I think I get the better end of this deal. :-)

Cathy, he doesn't usually do dishes, but he does clean cat boxes!

Bonita said...

Does Larry have a parrot loose? I've never seen that done...just kidding. Nice post.

Squirl said...

You are loved. That's the greatest gift on earth. But I think you've earned for all the love you've given.

Hope you had a wonderful day!

Laurie said...

Bonita, Larry doesn't have a parrot loose, maybe a screw or two...oh wait, that's me! :-)

Squirl, awwwww, thanks. You are too kind. *hugs*

Menchie said...

This is such a nice tribute to your friends Laurie! Have a nice weekend!

Mary said...

You ARE loved, Laurie. I saw your post earlier today, (THEN IT WAS GONE) before you included the bloggers who love you. I wanted to come back to you and say, "What about US?" Now I have my opportunity.

Keep smiling and be silly. I love silly.

caroline said...

Hi Laurie,
I hope you count me as a cyberFriend. I count you as a gem. I agree with Ginnie. Here's a quote from my wall.

When you are born into this world you arrive empty handed. When you leave, the only thing you take with you are the selfless actions and love you have shared.


Laurie said...

Menchie, I will have a great weekend, I hope you do too.

Mary, I had some formatting issues so I kept putting it on and then taking it off as I was writing it. I would NEVER forget my blogging buddies. I'll keep on bein' silly, just for you. ;-)

Caroline, of course I consider you my cyber-friend. *hugs* Thanks for the great quote. I'm going to borrow that for my newsletter if you don't mind.

jen said...

honey, it's because of who you are, draw us in and shine love on everyone.

Dave said...

That is terrific. It is always refreshing when you can read positive words and feel the feelings of love that are pouring out of your post. Yes, you are loved by many and the best part is that you realize it and you feel it. Count me in as one of the individuals who send you love and feel fortunate to have crossed your path, even if it is from so far away. We may never have looked into the eyes of one another but we have seen into our souls.
When I look up truly human in the dictionary I get Laurie.


Laurie said...

Jen, you made me cry, you sweet girl. Thank you.

Dave, you honor me and I thank you.

Garsh (yes I said garsh...ha!), everyone, you are entirely too kind and I love you all.

MsLittlePea said...

Consider yourself lucky-well ok I'm sure you do after reading this post. Good friends are truly rare and hard to find.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Laurie, it is a wonderful feeling when one realizes how many friends one has—even people whom they have never met in person. I know this well, for you have been one of those people for me.

KC said...

What a sweet post. What a community of love all around you.

Laurie said...

Mspea, I do feel extremely lucky. :-)

Nick, thank you. I consider you my friend as well. *hugs*

KC, I know I am very blessed. It makes me cry tears of happiness thinking about it. (I'm an emotional person, what can I say)