I don’t know how long things will stay the way they are. I guess none of us ever really knows how long anything will last, the good or the bad within our lives. With the way the government is, illnesses that come out of no where, death, pregnancies that weren’t “planned” and really even the ones that are, job promotions no one expected, friendships that form and ones that fall apart, and so much more…it is really is impossible to know just how your life will go. Instead of worrying about what’s around the next curve though, I am just trying to be grateful for the good that is in my life right now, change what can be changed, and try not to dwell on what can’t be. Life is so very short, it’s been a lesson learned over and over again as I have said good-bye to so many throughout my life. I don’t know when my time will be, but I hope that when it comes that those left behind will say I lived my life to the fullest and that they will let my memory live on through stories told, pictures, and through their memories. God has given me this time and while I have it, I don’t want to waste it. Let this be yet another reminder to each of you just how very special you are to me. I am blessed, richly so. Thank you for all you do and for being exactly who you are. To those I have lost, I am doing what I can to honor your memory and know I miss you so. Let those of us still here do just that for those we have lost, honor them by living the remainder of our lives to the fullest that we can. Let us love fiercely, play and enjoy life, work hard for what we want, teach, learn, and grow.