Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Thats what friends are for...

"Friends--How many of us have them? Let's be friends." lyrics from some rap song whose artist and title escapes me (I'm having a senior moment no doubt).
The one thing that I find that is for certain is that I am very complex. I don't mean to be, I'm just deep, I guess. Not compared to anybody else--just by my own standards of what deep is. I'm very moody and spend a lot of time inside myself thinking my deep thoughts. I love too hard and have a tendency to have separation anxiety.That's why to be my friend is to endure my crazyness (undiagnosed mental illness, of course...).

I want to give a shout out to a few ladies and gentlemen who have endured the test of time and emerged unscathed by attempting to be friends with me. There is a common thread between this group and that is that they all love people and value friendships. Each has taught me so much about unconditional love and staying intouch regardless of my circumstances. I have a tendency to pull away and not talk to anybody, answer my phone calls, emails or voicemails when I am "outta pocket." Somehow each of them feels my pain and continues to seek me until they find me and force me to allow them to share my pain.

This list is not in the order of importance or closeness--just as each name popped into my mind I typed it in. This is also my way of saying "Thank you, for caring about me." Just in case I am ever incapacitated and unable to convey my thoughts of how much you mean to me and just how grateful I am to have you in my life--I have written it down today.
CurtissSr, Lavisha, Patti, AudreyJ, PrincessKZ, DeeDee, Jeanynne, SharonK, Karen WMcC, MichelleMcK-H, TheresaW, GeorgeAW, GeorgeEW, IvanG, KimalaLF, CarmenW, SylvesterWSr.,YvonneC., DorothyL, MaryD, AllisonP, LeslieC,GregoryS. ReneeG, FrancesP, EduardoSSr., HoraceS., SusanS, LeslieG, YolandaH, Draghost, PreachaJI, DorisYW, HenryMWSr., IraJA, MarshallH, CyF, BeverlyA, BettyeBC, BettyP, EmmaM, AnnieD, RandiG, RussellG, RobertH, MarthaB, CreolaH, AlK, YvetteL, CraigO, NoahN, MarkT, ElnoraH, DariusB, PatrickKB, WilliamLDJr, and ChristineB.

In Loving Memory: RobinTV, MaxineW, and BernieM.
You are all very special to me. May you receive God's unmerited favor in all you do!

Michelle Speaks to the DNCC on My Birthday!

August 25, 2008 will go down in history once and for all as my 50th Birthday as well as the day Michelle Obama addressed the Democratic Convention in Denver, Colorado to explain why her man, Senator Barack Obama should be our next President of the United States.

Since I was celebrating my birthday with my dear friend, Rev. Lavisha Sally Walls Williams, I didn't see the address live, but this morning I read about it and saw video clips. All I can say is "Michelle, your husband will make an outstanding President and you'll make an excellent "First Lady. You already are. "
DENVER - Michelle Obama mixed the personal and the political Monday night in painting a picture of her husband, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, as a working-class advocate for the American dream who “will finally bring the change that we need.”
Obama stressed her and the senator’s middle-class backgrounds, saying the couple “were raised with so many of the same values: that you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond and you do what you say you’re going to do, that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don’t know them and even if you don’t agree with them.”
She said her husband would rely on those precepts as he sought “to end the war in Iraq responsibly, to build an economy that lifts every family, to make health care available for every American and to make sure every child in this nation gets a world-class education all the way from preschool to college.”
“Barack will fight for people like them and ... Barack will finally bring the change that we need,” she said, promising that the senator would ask Americans “to believe in ourselves — to find the strength within ourselves to strive for the world as it should be.”