The purpose of this post is to give thanks to many who have not only helped me in getting through the loss of my dad, but many other things, these past few years. I have leaned on many people, cried on tons of shoulders, and am very thankful for the people that I have in my life.
I will target a few individuals, but this really goes out to many more....just don't have the time to thank everyone individually.
To Peanutt: I want to thank you for everything you have done for all these years. It's very hard to appropriately say thanks for 26 years worth of stuff...but know that I do appreciate each and every single thing you have done. (Which is more than a million) lol Who else would sit up in a chair all night at work with me? lol You may not be my sister by blood, but you are certainly my sister by way of my heart. I love you honey.
To Bri: You are an amazing and beautiful person. (Don't know how crazy you will be about my saying this so publicly but, oh well! lol) I love the way you can make me smile, even during the most trying times. We have had so much fun these past 16 months, and I look forward to whatever the future holds for us. I know our relationship isn't perfect, and we have our "moments", but it wouldn't be a "relationship" if we didn't. You have been wonderful through the turmoil in my life...always by my side, and I appreciate that more than you will ever know. I also wanted to say thanks for making the trip with me, and for just being there while I was going through everything with my dad. You were very patient and a real trooper.
To my brothers and sisters: You guys have all been the best, through everything we have faced the past 11 years. I am so thankful to have each and every one of you. It makes me want to cry, just thinking about what I would have done without all of you to lean on. Thank you for making me stronger and letting me know you were there, when I know I couldn't have made it by myself. I love you so much.
To Eric: I know that I always tell you how much I appreciate you, but I want you to know that I truly mean it from the heart. You are what being a true friend is all about. Thank you so much for all that you have done.
To my co-workers: I can't tell you how much I appreciate the patience and understanding you have shown these past few years. Most people would have had to also worry about their jobs being in jeopardy because of missing so much time, having to leave early, etc. I didn't have to concern myself with any of that, thanks to all of you. I also appreciate the fact that I have all of you to lean on when I need to.
To my neighbors: Many of you have seen my whole family go through graduations, marriages, children, divorces, etc. I couldn't have hand picked better neighbors and am so fortunate to have all of you. A special thanks goes out to Tocha and Carol...both of you have been wonderful in helping to see me through all the turmoil. I know that I can always depend on you. To Connie: What can I say? You were one of my mom's nearest and dearest friends...that puts you way up there. You will never change and I love you for it. Jan and Chris: I will never forget all the trouble you went to, when my mom passed away. Thanks for your comfort and support during that time, my dad passing and through my divorce.
I know that there are many others who have made a huge impact on my life and who I need to thank, but this is gonna have to do it for now. (This much has taken 3 days to finish..really busy here!)
Anyhow, love to all and thanks!