Monday, November 1, 2010

To Jan with love

In 22 days the first of my BFF’s turn 40. Chris was the first to drive, one of the first to get married and have babies, and the first to reach the milestone. I remember when Tami hit this point and was emotional and I guess I didn’t really get it. I am now here and struggling with the emotions that come with it. My kids are growing, I am aging, and the world keeps turning.

My mom is the same age Tami was when Tami got married. I am the same age my mom was when she took me to see Tears for Fears, and Miranda is the same age I was when I had my first kiss. I am blessed to experience this thing called life with the love of my life, an incredible family and wonderful friends. I am blessed that my mother has great genes and is still here to hold my hand when I need it.

Mortality is at my fingertips. My grandma died and was sad. My cousin Scott died at 35 and I cried. Thes wisest young person and friend Jan now has cancer and it has knocked me to the core. The world is moving fast and we are praying and fighting with you!

7 comments:

Kim Thomas said...

Sending Love to Jan.....

Alice said...

I am sending prayers to your friend.


"The years teach much which the days never knew"
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ruthie Girl said...

I am the same age Mom was when she had me.

I am not afraid of dying, but I am afraid of being left behind.

I wish the best for your friend. So many people are silently suffering, it is good to know you both have each other.

Diane said...

Prayers and positive thoughts for Jan. You are blessed to have your parents and so many great people in your life.

Amy said...

Lots of love, Jan!

Queen B said...

Prayers for Jan

Anonymous said...

Yes, we must never resent growing old, for there are many who are denied the privilege. We must love every minute. And, I'll be praying for Jan and so many others. Love you, Mom