by red lady
things I have learned along the way
|Thaksgiving is almost here again and I find myself with even more to be thankful for than when I typed out my first entry almost a year ago. My friendship with my sister continues to get better all the time and has finally left me feeling like someone in my family understands me. For years we fought about everything and seemed like we would always hate each other. Now we know of all us kids we are actually the most alike. My best friend told me once that the reason we got along so poorly was because we were so much alike and I insisted she was crazy... turns out she was right.
I am thankful to have old friends back in my life this year. One has been fighting cancer and has come up the winner after fighting the good fight. Though he's not 100% it's only a matter of time now. Life wouldn't be the same without him around to let me be the wild child that I've kept hidden from most people. Another person back in my life is one I've always considered to be my heart, my guardian angel, my soul mate, my life line, and my biggest supporter. To have him back and to know he loved me through it all and still loves me makes my heart happy if such a thing is possible. I finally got to meet a new friend in person this year. Though our lives have been very different in some ways he understands very well how easy it is to lose your way depite the best efforts. I can always count on him to give me the proverbial kick in the pants to keep me from staying in a rut too long. He seems to be able to sneak in that reverse psychology on me though he denies it. If it works it's ok with me.
You can't choose your family or what you inherit from them but when great friends can help put it all in perspective then you can see just how lucky you really are.