"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."
A constant reminder that the people who are falling in & out of my life
in person & here in the blogger world are all there for a purpose.
I'm starting to see how some of the dots of sadness and disappointment are connecting
into a bigger picture kind of woven story that's all my own.
I'd tell you that despite these long days:
I had a great dinner with my friends Carrie, Jacob, and their baby Olivia.
I woke up to a picture of cute baby Owen the other day.
The clouds and sky all this week have captivated me.
I made it to the gym to run twice early in the AM after my shift.
I saw my childhood friend who was having her first kind of great day after the last couple of months of chemo/radiation.
I spent time with my Uncle. Time with him will be gone sooner rather than later.
It's bittersweet. We have peace in knowing he'll go to a better place, but we will miss him.
Our law enforcement community lost another patrol officer due to a senseless gunman. It is happening to often and a loss of one is a loss to us all. It makes my heart heavy.
I held back tears when a friend told me nonchalantly that she prays for me everyday.
I didn't hold back tears when another friend thanked me for loving her and her family unconditionally and that a quick email to check in on her early at 5am was a major comfort to her when she really needed it.
My other lesson this year.
Finally, I'd tell you that this has been a busy week but when I sat down to write this coffee blog,
I realized how grateful I really am and should be.
I have a good, reliable job, a house of my own to live in,
precious friends & family that love me, and I have a lot of:
goals, ambition, dreams, and opportunities that have yet to come to light.
I hope you all have had a great week and good weekend that is still yet to come.