9/30/2007

The people I know.

While trying to come up with something AMAZING to post about, I thought of an awesome sister in law I could highlight, but then thought I have a few cool sister in laws. I wouldn't want to leave anyone out. I also have incredible sisters I could talk about. I also have really cool brothers and brother in laws. Then I just kept thinking of more and more AMAZING people I could focus a blog on. My mom, my dad, my grandparents. I'm sure they will all get their turn. My friends near and all my blogger friends. I just couldn't help but realize how many awesome people I know. I feel incredibly lucky to know all of you.

I was complaining the other day about how it took me 3 years to feel like a real part of the community here in OR. You know, til I could go to target and see someone I knew. Now I realize how lucky I am to feel a part here and in AZ. I love both places(during some seasons more than others),because of all the fabulous people I know!

I know:
teachers
volunteers
mothers
fathers
runners
walkers
sarcastic commenters
philosophers
gardeners
politicians(good ones)
scrapbookers
chefs
comedians
story tellers
farmers
hikers
world travelers
adventurers
students
artists
decoraters
spiritual giants
seamstresses
scout extrordinares
musicians
caregivers
soccer moms & dads
crafters
athletes
readers
dancers
nurses
writers
poets
history buffs
photographers
bussinessmen
bakers
friends
coaches
builders
pet lovers
rockers
neighbors
and so many more
Still humility surrounds each of you.
See, aren't I lucky!

11 comments:

sheri said...

The older I get the more I realize that life is really about building and sustaining relationships. I'm so glad to count you among my friends.

Mahina said...

i am glad to know you!

Emily said...

What a beautiful list!

megan said...

I was going to write a comment but then Reuben made fun of what I wrote so you can count him off your list of awesome brother in laws. just kidding he is awesome, and that is an awesome list

Bridget said...

What a great post! You are awesome Merilee. Have a great time on your trip! I am so jealous. I left part of my heart in Boston.

jaust.me said...

Very cool. I appreciate your positive and uplifting way of looking at the world. I'm going to steal some. Thanks!

Tomallama said...

Okay, be honest. The awesome sister-in-law who inspired that post was my wife, wasn't it? Yeah, I thought so. Dang, you are lucky!

reuben said...

megan had just written something silly like, "that is a good list." and that was it. so i said, "that is a good list" in a robot voice. instead of being impressed with my voice-altering skills, she gets mad. oh, by the way, i like your list. it is good.

ducklips said...

Wow you are lucky. Oh wait, I mean that is a fabulous list and we are definitely blessed to know you. I was just telling my friend what an awesome girl you are.

Merilee said...

Sheri-so true, I'm glad too.
Mahina-right back at ya.
Em-Thankyou.
Meg-I was going to ask what you wrote, but Reu already told.
Bridget-I bet you have little bits of heart all over the place.
Monique- feel free.
Tom-actually, not this time. it was Joyce.
Reu-What's with all the crazy robot voices(see sheri's blog)? I'm honored to be graced by your comments.
Elise-tell me more.j/k

Jodi said...

You are so awesome! I feel lucky to be involved in the book club...so I could get to know so many great people. And it has been truly fun to get to know YOU through your blog. You can learn so much about people by reading about their daily happenings. What fun!