This week, I chose to focus on those people in my life that I treasure most. It’s nearly impossible to make this an all encompassing list – but I gave it my best shot. I can’t believe I actually put five as the number when I put the prompt out there for you…but…
I’ll give it a go.
1.) My little family. This includes the husband and the little ladies. They are an all-in-one, all encompassing treasure.
2.) The Folks. The Grandparents. The in-laws (Yes, I happen to adore mine). In short, those I look to for guidance in life.
3.) Friends that are like Family. My friends have long filled the gaping holes in my heart and I am so grateful. I have been blessed with several friends that I can honestly say are like family. My children call them Aunt and Uncle, we vacation together and we’ve lived through life’s challenges together. I will forever treasure them all.
4.) Men and Women Who Serve. I have a very dear friend of mine (see #3) who is packing up and leaving his lovely wife and their newborn daughter for a year…today. He will spend the moments when she first rolls over, crawls and laughs in Afghanistan serving in the United States Marine Corps. She may just take her first steps before he makes it back home – and my heart aches for all of them. This is not his first tour abroad, but it his first tour with a wife and daughter waiting at home for him.
He is not the first of my friends to go over and serve, boots on the ground in a war torn country and he will not be the last. In about a year, my husband will have his own taste of long months at sea away from our family.
I treasure them all for their sacrifice, their commitment and their bravery. Whether you agree with the ins and outs of the politics of our country – it is what it is because our Military serves day in and day out.
5.) The Baristas at Starbucks and the Wine Grape Growing People in Napa. Because I’ve got priorities people. And three young children who drive me to drink both.
Who do you treasure most?
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