And...if you are so inclined...feel free to copy the graphic and add TuesdayLove to your blog schedule. We all have so many to be thankful for....
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
First randomly chosen person.... Mary Akers (my mom's cousin.....so my second cousin??)
Mary....I will never forget staying at your house in the mountains when I was a kid. You had robes for all of your guests and I was absolutely fascinated by the idea of it! My mom never wore a robe (not that she ran around naked, she just didn't wear robes) and so I never had a robe. That first morning, I picked out a robe of yours and drank hot chocolate in the kitchen with you and mom and grandma. I felt so grown up and so special all because of your purple chenille robe. The next morning, to my surprise, my robe didn't drag the floor two feet behind me. Instead, it fit me perfectly. You hemmed it to fit me and said that I could take it home! I couldn't believe it. It made my day! Thank you for your kindness. I've often tried to make someone else's day in that same way. If I have ever have a little guest who is infatuated with my robes I promise to be the little elf in the night who cuts and sews and makes her day. Also, I've always loved your many houses. Of course, the one in the mountains was amazing. (Except for the fake anteater on the landing.) But, the beach ones always inspired me. I loved the little bungalow that you and Al lived in. I remember it as an A-frame with a loft to sleep in. There were neat little interesting things everywhere and I always thought to myself...I want to live in a place like this. Thanks, too, for helping me make my Susan B. Anthony doll in the fourth grade. And...I've always loved your laugh, as well.
As you might have noticed, I have decided not to care too much about run-on sentences and such while I write my TuesdayLove entries.