Thought for the day……

Today is Wednesday, July 25th, 2012.

Yesterday I was reminded that we must always be mindful of how precious life is …. not only our own lives but those who surround us.

I have been so blessed over my lifetime thus far to have known and know so many people that have truly enriched my heart, mind and soul.

Whenever I hear of one that is not doing so well ….. the memories come back to me.

Of our stories together.

I want to especially mention one such soul.

A dear man named Charlie.

When I was a teenager and unexpectedly moved in with my Grandmother (my Grandfather died in a farm accident) on the farm in Saskatchewan ( I was living with my family in Alberta at the time), Charlie and his wife Shirley were neighbours.  They had four children.  The eldest children were daughters about my age.  They fast became my “family” …… Charlie was my Dad.   They adopted me in their hearts and I became the “other” daughter.   That was thirty-nine years ago.  Now Charlie is not doing so well and my heart goes out to him and his family, my family.  I so wished that I had been able to see them more often during the past few years but sometimes it is not possible.  I am however very grateful that with technology I can send emails, and chat over Facebook.  So on this Wednesday, I want to tell you all of this great man ….. he had the best sense of humour and always had a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face.  Honestly, I always remember him to be smiling.  I will always remember him as my Dad, a kind and generous soul.  Take care, Dad.  I love you.

Special Hello:  Happy Birthday Hayleigh ….. who is a big girl now.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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