…when surrounded by good people.
I am absolutely surrounded and enriched by the dearest souls I’ve ever known. And they’ve each given me gifts.
From Chris: utter, unquestioning, unhesitating, complete belief in me.
From Nic: infectious laughter; unquenchable desire to be only himself; proof that children (people) will learn completely & totally and on their own schedule when loved. trusted & unthwarted.
From Theo: mischief, mirth, animated eyebrows, great hugs, funny, funny, funny movements, giggles & catch-phrases.
From Whingari: total & complete devotion…and the most beautiful, soul-ful and soul-filled eyes ever bestowed on a living creature.
From Anna: unquestioning friendship; unparalleled mama-support & acceptance.
From Pam: such love, compassion, gifts-of-service and self; and total lack of judgementalism.
From Jaymi: free-spirited love & acceptance; the gift of passion and honesty and enthusiasim; love without barriers or pre-conceived limitations.
From the children: love of life, zest, honesty, a gazzillion hugs and loads of kisses.
If I didn’t mention you, please know that this is not meant to be an exhaustive list…just the beginning of many such posts-of-gratitude.