Wednesday, February 15, 2006

SO much love!!

I have so many wonderful people in my life that bring so much love into it that I wanted to just say a little bit about some of you. I will sincerely try not to forget anyone, but please forgive me if I do. (I do have a LOT of people to love)I will try to keep it brief...This is my version of an awards acceptance speech to thank all those who have got me where I am today. In no particular order, except for my immediate family of 4: Timm-the most wonderful husband I could ever ask for, period. So Supportive and loving! Isablla and Lola, both of whom give me so much to love and live for, My parents who taught me what hard work and generosity are, my sister Michelle who has been a constant friend and example of motherhood and womanhood- her kids Max, Lucas, and Eva who taught me to love children before I had my own, my brother Ryan who has the cutest vegan son Miles with the cutest name, my grandma Charlotte Jane Petersen who is a shining example of righteousness and Christlike attributes, my grandpa Mervin Petersen who is a sweet and gentle man of God, my aunt Denise who is beautiful in every way and who has raised a family that is equally beautiful, Jill who is the quintessential example of true friendship to whoever she encounters, Erin who is my oldest best friend with whom I share so much history, Rachelle who endures hardship with strength and faithfulness, Bridget who makes having a 'cousin' as a friend so much fun, Robin who cracks me up and is a great friend to me and lover of my cats (hard to come by), Hannah who I have so enjoyed getting to know beyond work and becoming friends with, Diana who I admire as a mother and am glad to have befriended, Amanda who is hilarious and doesn't read my blog, my in-laws who are so supportive and loving and generous, all of my siblings-in-law who treat me like one of their own, Mona who is the best neighbor I have ever had and has indeed taught me what it is to be one, Ellen who has shown me such compassion and empathy and embodies strength, Sister Whittle who helped get me to the temple and is the sister of Ezra Taft Benson and is 98, Christina who was a great roommate and saw me through a lot of bad times and loved me anyway, Mike who gave me the perfect job when I needed it and let me keep it when I didn't deserve it , Heather Walker who gave me tangible things of Lola's to treasure, Lisa and Star and others from my support group who listened to me and loved Lola- All of you have seen me through the good and a lot of the bad and loved me or at least feigned it nonetheless. Thank you, and I hope to return the love in similar fashion.

5 comments:

Jill said...

Wow, that's a lot of love I'm impressed. I'm also flattered to be included in the mix (unless that's a different Jill, then don't I feel sheepish.) You're a great girl Jessie and you've changed so much over the past 3 years all for the better. I'm happy for you and the direction your life is heading. There's nothing you can't do.

michelle said...

Whew! That was exactly like an awards acceptance speech! That is a lot of love and you're a lucky girl. I love you too.

Beatrix Kiddo said...

Thanks for the shout out :)

(and I barely remember the jamba juice incident. Didn't I just spew it out or something? Remind me.)

hc said...

Thanks Jessie! Sounds like you have a lot of people who care about you in return. Thanks for being a good friend.

Diana said...

I know this is late, but thanks for including me in your love list. I am so glad that we have become friends, you are such a strength to me. I enjoy reading your blog. I need to make ours more of journal instead of just a show case of our babies.

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