Thursday, June 23, 2016

Touching Lives

This must be my week of reconnecting with friends and family.

Another morning of heading to the airport to catch a flight to San Antonio for a family reunion with family members that I haven't seen in almost 6 years.

Also I have reconnected through Facebook with students that now live in the San Antonio area. I was their teacher's aide in the 70's.  Those were fond memories teaching students math, English, history, etc.

This afternoon I met with 2 of the students, Kay and Beth.  I hadn't seen Beth in almost 29 years and I saw Kay about 2 years ago when I was "waltzing across Texas visiting family & friends."  We spent almost 3 hours talking about their lives, their marriage, their children and other students that also attended the school.

As I always say, everybody has a story.  We all have had different walks in life.  Our walks have made us who we are.  I know when I think of my past, I think of good and bad choices that I have made. But I know these choices are what have developed my character.

Kay & Beth, you touched my life today.  This afternoon I saw such great character and attributes, as we talked.

* your marriages - you each have been married 30+ years
* your children - Kay, your 3 children and Beth, your 8 children
* empathy that you have for family and friends
* smiles on each of your faces
* laughter as we discussed humorous topics
* honesty - you have spoken the truth to your children
* the love that you have for family and friends
* determination - Beth you went back to school after so many years to get your nursing degree. Kay, your determination to adopt a child from another country.
* your walk with God.  In giving Him the glory through all your trials and tribulations.

I am thankful that I had the opportunity today to visit with you 2 and to hear your "story".

Just remember that you are "touching lives".  You touched mine today!


7 comments:

  1. Sweet, welcome aboard. It is always good to touch base and 'reconnect'. Looking forward to more 'stuff' on the blog as time goes on. I do hope you enjoy blogging. I connected thru Rick. They really enjoy re-connecting, that is for sure!

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  2. I heard about your blog from Rick Watson. You're in inspired writer and I look forward to more posts. I hope you'll visit me sometime at chubbychatterbox.com

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  3. A great post. Seeing and hearing how these students from your past have prospered is validating.
    Over here from from Rick's post.

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  4. Welcome to Blogland!! Rick sent me over, too. If you like to laugh, please check our my posts at fishducky.blogspot.com.

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  5. This was an uplifting look at life. I enjoyed reading about your experience of catching up with people from your past. I came directly from Rick's post today but I will be back because I liked being here.

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  6. Hi there, good friends are hard to come by, but that just could be me as I don't have many friends as I am pretty much a loner, well a loner with a husband and three daughters and 4 grandchildren. A loner who is rarely alone.

    Oh yeah you can blame Rick for me coming by and guess what I will be back don't freak out I am a nice person, just ask anyone who doesn't know me very well and they will tell you

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  7. Hey Denise, I see some of my blog buddies have visited you. You sound like you've had a good week, but I'll bet you'll be glad to spend some home time when it's over.

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