Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Storms in Life

Today we are waiting out a hurricane. Well, Hello Dolly... I can't say it's nice to have her back...

As I've been sitting here watching the weather, listening to the wind and the plummeting rain, and hiding out from the tornadoes, I've been thinking... I KNOW...[watching too much Craig Ferguson lately]. Anyway, I've been thinking about the storms in my life lately. Needless to say, I've had quite a few. Yesterday, it felt like a tornado ripped through my heart and left it in shambles. It's the sudden storms that take their worst toll on you. The ones that swoop down unexpectedly and leave you shocked, stunned and knocked to the ground.

These storms make us step back and take stock of our lives and what's really important. And what's really important to me today is the friends that Barry's music has brought into my life. Those friends that I've never met in person but are always, and I mean always in my corner (Kim, YBA, Moon, Scooter, Steph). Those friends I have met and shared some life-changing moments with (Lori, Debbie, Rob, Allayne, Joanne, Mandy). And now a friend who has left this world way too soon and touched my life in ways I can't even explain (Karen).

None of us enjoy those storms. But when the winds stop and the rain dies down and we gather up all the wreckage and "begin again", we realize that even in the loss, there is a rainbow. We realize what we have and what is truly important.

Hey Old Friends, are you ok Old Friends
Whatdaya say, old friends
Are we or are we unique?
Time goes by, everything else keeps changing
You and I we get continued next week
Most friends fade, or they don't make the grade
New ones are quickly made, and in a pinch, sure they'll do...
But us, Old Friends,
What's to discuss Old Friends,
Here's to us, who's like us?
Damn Few!

Thanking God for the storms and the rainbows,
Texas Fan


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Debbie said...

Well said!!!!
Friends are the ones that always stand by you no matter what happens.
Thank you for your friendship. I will cherish it forever. And Rob will to.

Stephanie said...

I'm proud to call you my friend.


Anonymous said...

I too, am thankful Barry's music brought you into my life. I am so proud to call you my friend.
Take care my friend and remember "keep on smiling".


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