Sunday, March 22, 2009

Thankful and sappy I guess

I had one of those very emotional days when I just really needed some help a few days ago (nothing serious, just worn out) but enough to make me realize how much I love my friends and family! They are the greatest!
So, this post is dedicated to those that I love the most in this world, in no certain order!

Kevin - my wonderful and amazing husband! (He won't be reading this, so don't worry about him being embarrassed:) ) Without him I would not have the three beautiful kids I have. His never ending love, his persistence when I am ready to give up, his need to take care of his family and make sure no one treats us wrong and his dedication to provide for us all that we need and more has made me a brand new person and I find myself falling in love with him more and more, over and over again.
I know that sound cheesy, and there are days when I am ready to scream at him, but he is hands down the best person I have ever met! Love you Honey! Din Hanne Honning!

Elin - my bff! Even living at such a distance you are always there for me, and I cannot thank you enough! (yes, she might actually read this). For listening when I need an ear to vent to. Remember this poem:
A shoulder to cry on
an ear to bend
money to borrow
clothes to lend

Friday movies
afternoon walks
being together
our private talks

Mending out hearts
crying those tears
our memories together
- will they never end?
always together, forever friends

I still have it hanging in the frame with the pictures of our friends. I look at it every day and it totally makes my day to see all those faces and think of all the fun and crazy stuff we did back then :) Getting to know you and having you as my friend is one of the greatest gifts ever! Thank you for letting me bend your ear this past year! Kjempe gla i deg Elin!

Karen - my other bff. I am lucky enough to have her here in town with me! I first met her at her wedding in Bismarck many year ago! My hubby knew her hubby. Since then we've slowly become better friends, and after working together I now consider her one of my two best friends! She is the one person here in town I know I can call whenever I need someone to talk to, help me out or when my real family is getting on my nerves:) Thank you Karen for your support this past year! I consider you and your family my family in Rochester! Love ya! Victoria says she loves you all too! Especially her "sister" Sophie :)

Jen - you are an awesome help with my kids (and Brett too!)! I am so glad that my older two kids are the same age as your kids and that they get a long so well! I am so thankful for you and your family and that you are part of our lives! Thank you!!

So, even though my family is far away - I still get the feeling of family from these wonderful friends! If I got to pick and choose who I could add to my family - you would be the ones!

My family in Norway is amazing too! Without going into it too much (since I miss them so much) I will just say I am thankful for them, and that I hope I will get to see them all soon. I want to show my latest princess with them all, and let my kids get to know them all better (and perhaps pick up on some more Norwegian).

Man, I guess I am in a sappy mood today! I feel tons better, but still homesick:( Looking at pictures from Norway is not making it any better I guess. I think the wonderful smell of Spring is working on me:)
Have a wonderful day you all, and enjoy the weather!


elin said...

griner litt her eg nå, hanne. du gir meg enda mer tilbake hanne :) savne deg, men holder fortsatt tanken om dåp her hjemme :) kjempe gla i deg og :)

mamma said...

Det gjør godt å vite at dere har fode venner og gode hjelpere rundt dere.
Sitter her og leser og håper virkelig dere kan få til å komme hjem i sommer!!!!
Glad i dere alle sammen og savner dere så utrolig mye!!
Slike dager har jeg også hatt den senere tid, har nok noe med det å oppleve hvor skjørt livet er, og hvor flott det er!!!!!