Friday, January 2, 2009

A Note to Friends

My friends are my estate.
-Emily Dickinson

I have so many friends in all shapes, sizes and ages. My friends are a joy. They'll be my legacy, too.

My little friend Kailey colored this picture for me while I was down with pneumonia. Another friend, Jolene - almost 50 years older than Kailey - was there with the type of "doctor" advice only mothers can give. Lisa brought me a blanket. Sue sent tea. Others brought dinner or sent flowers or emailed me funny jokes, which cracked me up between all the coughing. To all of them, I wanted to take a moment to express my thanks. Without you, I would be a rabid porcupine - all crazy and pokey and mean.

(Ha! Lisa will get that, if no one else does.)

Really. Thank you all for the comments and emails and the sweet things you've said, mailed and e-mailed lately. Wish I had time to respond to everyone personally. Please know that I hold each of you in my heart, and proudly count you among the legacy of happiness I hope to leave behind one day. Thanks. -Brin


Terri Steffes said...

I am so sorry to hear you are still ill. Many prayers and hugs.

Debe said...

Sorry I have been bogged down in my own life and haven't given you a "feel better soon" hit. I do hope you are coming back to the land of the living. Yucky way to start 09! Hope everything starts looking way better way soon.

Unknown said...

Brin, we love you!!

Tara said...

I'm a teacher and there is nothing better than a handmade card from a youngster. Get better soon.

Elenka said...

Hope you are feeling much better !!

Karen Deborah said...

Take a peruse over at the Milkmans Wife and search for "snake juice." it's home made cough syrup from an Amish recipe and it will cure you. One batch will last for years.