Erin notices Jill: My beautiful friend, Jill. (Yes, that is what I call you behind your back!) A stunning beauty you are - both physically and also from within. Your brilliant mind, your generous heart, your loving soul - these are the traits that make you "glow" like no other. I treasure our time together, most especially our hikes. I grow from every conversation with you, and I am grateful for your advice, insights and support. I am better for knowing you, Jill. Thank you.
April 15, 2009 @ 5:25 PM
Erin notices Pam: My dear friend, Pam. The one who takes care of us all. Seriously, you do. What a gift you possess, and how lucky is everyone else that you so willingly give of yourself?! Your thoughtfulness goes beyond my expectations, every time...and your laughter exudes your happiness and pours love on us all. It's a joy just to be around you. It's an incredible blessing that you are my neighbor and friend.
April 15, 2009 @ 5:20 PM
Erin notices Kelly S: If I could pick one person who is likely thinking the same thing or feeling the same emotion as me, it is you, my dear friend. What would I ever do without your love, comfort, encouragement and support? You always know just what to say or do, and I never leave you without a smile. That, my friend, is the greatest incentive to always remain in each other's lives! Thank you for making my life better!
April 15, 2009 @ 5:14 PM
Erin notices Kelly D: I don't have a sister, but you are it by choice. (Everyone asks us that anyway!) You have been an emotional, spiritual and professional support - sometimes, even a crutch that is literally holding me up. You have been there for some of the most critical decisions, most celebrated moments and joyous occasions of my life. I wouldn't have had it any other way, and I look forward to sharing much more of our lives together, arm-in-arm, as only we can do, my dear friend.
April 15, 2009 @ 5:10 PM
Erin notices Wendy: You are such a special and inspiring woman, Wendy. You hold all your friends accountable, and we are all better people because of your influence. Thank you for often interjecting such a faithful perspective. Thank you for doing all the reading and research from which we all benefit. Thank you for being sincere, real and loving. (Nice and beautiful are just icing on the cake!!)
April 15, 2009 @ 5:06 PM
Stephanie Vanden Boomen notices Amy Daniels: Thanks for being such an awesome best friend! although you are a million miles away! :) You are amazing and beautiful!!
April 15, 2009 @ 12:23 PM
misty flynn notices kenya simmons: Thank you so much for becoming my best friend , my mentor and a sister to me. The way you have reached out to me and countless others has touched my heart and soul and it helps me strive to be a better person, an I now see that with my savior Jesus Christ and you by my side there is no mountain I can't climb! I love you.
April 15, 2009 @ 1:03 AM
Paul Fowler notices Robert Knowles: Thank you Bob for your wisdom beyond years and for impacting my life in a significant way on a regular basis! May God continue to bless life and your ministry!
April 14, 2009 @ 9:33 PM
Paul Fowler notices John Weiler: Thank you John for making a major impact on my life; for your wisdom and love for Jesus that speaks volumes about your character as a follower of Him!
April 14, 2009 @ 9:28 PM
Paul Fowler notices Chris Killacky: Thank you Chris for making a significant impact on my life and for your friendship!
April 14, 2009 @ 9:23 PM
Paul Fowler notices Mike Durkee: Thank you Mike for making a major impact on my life and for being a really good friend over the years!
April 14, 2009 @ 9:19 PM
Paul Fowler notices Terry Atkinson: Thanks Terry for making a significant impact on my life. You have been a real friend!
April 14, 2009 @ 9:16 PM
Tim notices Shauna: You are such an encourager, strength, and peace in my life. Always their, never ignoring me, welcoming when times are tough. Your smile makes me smile inside. I guess these are the reasons I married you! My Love and care for you is deeper than ever.
April 14, 2009 @ 9:14 PM
Kent Coley notices Darwin Moody: Darwin saw things in me that I had not yet discovered. He gave me my first music business job which led me on an amazing journey over the last 14 years and I owe him so much for that one opportunity. One of the most important things I learned from Darwin was how to really listen, relate, and communicate with people. He gave me a foundation that has opened some many things in my life. I am eternally grateful and am a better person for knowing him. Much love to you Dr. Moody!
April 14, 2009 @ 6:03 PM
Kirk notices Beth Lockamy: Beth, at a time in my life when I needed a strong support at work and a strong support as a new husband and father, God gave me such an amazing blessing by sending you into my life (and Brenda's). In the office you were my right arm with business and out of the office you were a friend, mother, sister, encourager and the best cook in all of the south! Thank you for the investment you made in my life. I'm forever grateful to you and Aaron for loving me, believing in me, guiding me and supporting me. I love you both.
April 14, 2009 @ 5:03 PM
Kirk notices Aaron Lockamy: As I look back over the years and identify those who really made an impact in my life, you are certainly one of those at the top of the list!!! Aaron, what amazing memories I have walking around the lake with you, Brenda and Beth as we discussed productivity, sales, marketing, and spiritual matters. You have made a significant difference in my personal and professional life and I am grateful. What a blessing it is to have someone like you in my life who is a friend, teacher, mentor, example, preacher, encourager and father to me.
April 14, 2009 @ 4:59 PM
kirk notices hal: Hal- I was leading a study last week and we were talking about "speaking the truth in love" and I thought of something you told me several years ago that changed my entire outlook on my personal career and character... After badgering you most of the meeting - trying to convince you that I was qualified for the job, you gently and genuinely said to me, "I hear what you're saying but I want you to consider that you have a higher opinion of yourself than reality" And while that hit me like a brick the first time I heard it, God has used your words to remind me of Who He is and who I am NOT. It has also helped shape me and my attitude towards humilty and service. You may not even remember that conversation but it has stuck with me all of these years and has shaped the person I am today. Thank you for your leadership in my early years in this industry.
April 14, 2009 @ 4:52 PM
Kirk notices Bill: When I think about the years I've spent in this industry and the way I've grown, I honestly am reminded of the way you guided, taught and encouraged me in the ways of this crazy Christian retail world. I am thankful for your friendship.
April 14, 2009 @ 4:46 PM
Mark notices Debra: Debra is the my very best friend and the most important person in the world to me. I am thankful each day that she is in my life!
April 14, 2009 @ 4:27 PM
Jeannette notices My Neighbor: My Crackhead Neighbor - man, I love you! You taught me SO many valuable things! Just thinking about what I learned from you brings joyful tears to my eyes. (For real.) I learned that 1) I alone am responsible for how I feel; 2) people are capable of absolutely anything (that means both of us, good and bad); 3) I can choose peace instead of war. You gave me great inspiration to learn releasing resistance under challenging circumstances. Thank you for that. I don’t know anyone else who would have had the stubbornness to see me through it. It’s a privilege to call you my friend today.
April 14, 2009 @ 12:31 PM
Paula Wiseman notices Amanda Jeffries: Amanda is my closest friend. After my husband, she was the first person that I dared to be open with and I have never regretted it. She constantly encourages and uplifts me. I so appreciate her passion for God, her confidence and her wisdom. I can't imagine my life without her.
April 14, 2009 @ 11:27 AM
Paula Wiseman notices Jonathan Wiseman: My husband Jon has been the most positive influence in my life. He has a strong, genuine faith that I strive to emulate. He has been willing and diligent to learn how to support me emotionally. He loves me in a sacrificial, sheltering way. He is the perfect example of a husband and father and he makes me want to be my best. I am so very thankful to God for the gift He gave me when He brought us together.
April 14, 2009 @ 11:20 AM
Annie Downs notices Shannon Primicerio: Shannon was the first friend I made when I began to be a full-time author. Every good connection I have in writing is from her. She encourages my writing while also being selfless with her connections and knowledge. She is an extremely talented author and speaker and she challenges me to be better at our craft. She is, without question, the most influential friend in my writing career.
April 14, 2009 @ 1:41 AM
Annie Downs notices Tom and Pam Downs: My parents have been the most influential people in my life. They raised me in a Godly home, insisted I get a good education, and replaced all the tires I busted on the car(s). They have supported me at every turn, pushed me when i wanted to stop, let me follow God even when it wasn’t fun for any of us, and they are just really good at raising kids. I consider myself very lucky for being born into this family.
April 14, 2009 @ 1:39 AM
Annie Downs notices Haley Watkins: Haley is one of my best friends and I have known her for the majority of my life. She plucked my eyebrows for the first time, went shopping with me for my first homecoming dress, cooked me breakfast my first day of college, asked me to be a bridesmaid, and shares my love for all things Top Chef. Every huge decision in my life gets sent through the Haley Filter because she is full of wisdom and honesty. I love her and am grateful for her influence in my life every day.
April 14, 2009 @ 1:36 AM
Annie Downs notices Kathleen Morris: Kathleen led my small group at church for all of middle school and high school. Her guidance in my life, in decision making, and in following God's will, has been priceless. I know God better because of her influence in my life.
April 14, 2009 @ 1:32 AM
Annie Downs notices Susan Spence: Mrs. Spence was my third grade teacher. I remember clearly sitting in her classroom and thinking, "If this is what being a teacher is, I wanna do it." And for five years of teaching, I tried to be like her. We went to lunch about a year ago and I can only pray that in 15 years, I'll get a call from a student to see if I'm available to grab lunch. Cause that's proof of a lasting impact.
April 14, 2009 @ 1:27 AM
Missy Narkates notices David Narkates: My husband has significantly influenced my life in such a positive way. Much like my dad, he is a man of his word. He is a hard worker. He is another "one in a million" that was so hard to find! I prayed that one day I would find someone that would take my young son and I as a "package deal" and love us the way that my dad did. Then, there he was. My prayers were answered. Dave, you walked into my life and have given us the love, guidance, and support that we have needed. You taught me how to love again, unconditionally! You have been an amazing dad to both of our boys! Thank you for being such a great leader of our family. I am so proud and honored to be your wife. God knew exactly what I needed when He blessed me with you. I love you so much and I am so proud of the man I married! I am looking forward to spending the rest of my life with you! -Your Wife
April 14, 2009 @ 12:17 AM
Missy Narkates notices Neal Allen: My step-father, that I have lovingly called "Dad" all of my life has influenced me in so many ways. He came into my mother's life when I was just a couple of years old. He took us both as a "package deal" and has loved us ever since! He has been there for me through some of the hardest times of my life. He has never once turned his back on me....no matter the stupid mistakes that I have made. He has lovingly been there with open arms teaching me the better path to take. I have the upmost respect for this man. This man is a man of his word! He is one in a million and I am so greatfull that God paired the two of them together! He is a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. You have taught us so much! Thank you Dad for loving us the way that you do...only love buys love! I love you! -Your daughter
April 13, 2009 @ 11:51 PM
Missy Narkates notices Debbie Allen: I would like to take a moment to thank my mother for being my "everything" for all of these years! There is nothing like a mother's love! She has worked so hard to raise three children, now grown with kids of their own. She is also a wonderful grandmother to all five of her grandchildren. This woman would drop anything and everything if any of us needed her. She goes beyond the call of motherly duty! Only now that I am older do I truely appreciate all that she has done for us, as well as all she continues to do! Thank you Mom, for your loving guidance throughout the years. Thank you for the love that you give Dad, your children, and your grandchildren. We love you so much! -Your daughter
April 13, 2009 @ 11:36 PM
Missy Narkates notices Barbara Melville: One of the most influential women in my life would have to be one of my best friends...Barbara Melville, also known as "My Nana." This lady is one of the most Godly women I have ever known. I cannot imagine what my life would have been like without her guidance. She has taught each of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren what love truely is. It is not the money you make, the house you live in, or the car you drive that defines who you are. Money only can buy so much...it cannot buy love. She is one of the most selfless people I have ever known. Always helping others when in need. Giving all that she can to everyone else when she is on such a limited income herself. I would love to take this opportunity to thank her for being the Godly woman that she is. I am sure my Paw Paw is smiling down from Heaven proud of the woman he married! I love you Nana! (Your great-grandson, Cory also thinks your great and is ready for a late night game of cards with the wizard!)
April 13, 2009 @ 11:16 PM
John Ozdych notices Antoinette Ozdych: Beyond her constant support and boundless warmth my mothers strength of spirit always inspires me. She is a woman of amazing faith who believes the best in people. A wonderful listener, perhaps the most powerful thing she has taught me comes from the wisdom in things she does not say. Thanks for all that is you.
April 13, 2009 @ 3:53 PM
Judy Davids notices Ellen Cianfarani: My mom is the person who has influenced me the most. For many years, she was a librarian at an elementary school. I used to love it when she would bring home books and read to us on her bed. Imagine my delight when I called her and told her I was about to become a published author. She personally bought many copies of my book "Rock Star Mommy". As I get older I become more and more like my mom. I think I have inherited her deep Catholic faith and love of religion. I can't think of anyone better to be like.
April 13, 2009 @ 11:54 AM
Judy notices Ellen: Just wanted you to know I noticed you!
April 13, 2009 @ 11:46 AM
Joji notices Jan Geronimo: I just feel that you are such a good influence to my healing. I have stopped loving these in the past years: writing, reading. And now you unknowingly inspire me to embrace it back. I hope it isn't yet too late to recover from my stunted growth. I don't know, there are just souls out there that leave some special mark in other people's otherwise nondescript lives. That's what you did to me. Makes me think you're the brother that I never had. Thank you, buddy for the cozy acceptance of the oddball to your friendship circle.
April 13, 2009 @ 4:43 AM
Debby Fireman notices Roger Halm: Roger, Thanks for being a profound and special influence in my life. Your guidance never ceases to amaze and empower me. I am forever grateful for your wisdom and empathy. With every hour spent sharing with and learning from you, I have harnessed powerful lessons I apply daily and immeasurable results. I look forward to what's next! Thanks for all that you are! Debby
April 12, 2009 @ 3:45 PM
Connie Vaughn notices Michelle Newman Brady: I really don't know how to put into words what my daughter means to me. She has grown into this wonderful caring women that amazes me every day. She is takng me to Disney World for my 60th birthday and what is so touching is that she remembered that I had said that was a dream of mine. She cares for the welfare of people, animals and doesn't set back and just talk--she shows it in her actions. She is the most amazing women I know!!
April 11, 2009 @ 11:49 PM
Martha Garrett notices Charles Hedges: Charles I am inspired by how unselfishly you have served the body of Christ for so long. I see your desire being that of drawing believers into a deeper more committed walk with Jesus Christ and helping them grow and mature in the Word of God and in balance. I also see the love and compassion you have shown in serving in your marriage with Mary being so ill. You would want me to give all the glory and praise to God and this is just what I'll do. Thank You Jesus for calling Chuk to the ministry and keeping him faithful.
April 10, 2009 @ 9:00 PM
Martha Garrett notices John McCleary: Brother you have encouraged my faith by your faithfulness in following the Lord and serving him so consistently in all aspects of your life for so long. You live what you believe and you believe what you live. I see Jesus in you brother. Your trust in Him and his healing is stedfast. My prayer is that your wife will be saved before you enter glory. And of course that the Lord would grant you a long life in spite of this prognosis which by man's standards should have taken your life months if not years ago. Thank you for loving Him so much and caring for His body so beautifully. Bless you my friend
April 10, 2009 @ 8:55 PM
Jared K notices Kelly M. (aka - "Bubby"): Dear Kelly, Since meeting you close to three years ago, it is great to see how much you have grown into who you are today. I'm so proud of the path you are on in committing to paying off your debt, living on a budget, deciding to introduce Yoga into your daily life, volunteering at the animal shelter, growing spiritually, and just learning to become a better all around individual. In short, I'm just so grateful to have you in my life and look forward to squeezing your head real soon. I love you very much.
April 10, 2009 @ 4:46 PM
Jared K. notices Robert D.: You have made such a great impact on my life and always appreciate how much you hold me to my highest level (although it is annoying sometimes). :) Never asking anything in return, I can't tell you how much I appreciate the hand you are always willing to extend. With that said, I just wanted to take "notice" and say, "Thanks for all you do Robert."
April 10, 2009 @ 4:32 PM
Susan Cushman notices Mother Gabriella: Mother, bless. And you have. For the past fifteen years of my life you have been spiritual mother, sage, friend, encourager, and fellow pilgrim on this amazing journey in the Orthodox faith. Thank you for your transparent wisdom and patient guidance through my bumpy spiritual journey. I may go off the beaten path from time to time, but you are one of the reasons I always come back--because you know where True is. I love you.
April 10, 2009 @ 3:32 PM
Susan Cushman notices Daphne Davenport: #4 on my "Top 5" list at Noticer... but only because they had to be numbered. Oh, my goodness, where would I be without you, my dearest friend in the world? Who else believed in me (still does) through all my whacky ups and downs? Thank you for helping me embrace all the unowned parts of myself, and to begin to offer them to God in my writing, my family, and my faith. I love you forever.
April 10, 2009 @ 3:29 PM
Susan Cushman notices Father John Troy Mashburn: #3 on my "Top 5" list... you are my hero in so many ways. You pulled me up from the deep pit I fell into so many years ago and gently brought me back into the fold. As Father Confessor, you never judge me; you always point me to Christ. I don't know where I would be if I hadn't had a safe place to return to the Church. Thank you.
April 10, 2009 @ 3:26 PM
Susan Cushman notices Beth Cushman: #2 on my "Top 5" list, but only because everyone can't be #1! My daughter, my mentor in many ways, I salute you for your courage and determination to embrace every aspect of your life. You have taught me much, and I am so thankful to have you as a daughter. I love you. Mom.
April 10, 2009 @ 3:24 PM
Susan Cushman notices Father Basil Cushman: You are #1 on my list.. my husband of 38 years (almost 39!) and model Orthodox priest and physician. How you hold everything in balance amazes and inspires me. I love you.
April 10, 2009 @ 3:22 PM
Paul Brycki notices Tony Miano: Tony is a man that fights to reach the lost everyday. Everything he does he does for God's glory. He is someone I look up to and are challenged by everyday.
April 10, 2009 @ 10:54 AM
Xenia Maria Solano notices Domingo Solano: There was a time when I thought my dad and I will never be able to resolve our conflicts and differences. But then I remember how happy a child I was. I was pampered, sent to the best schools, enrolled at ballet classes, swimming lessons, piano lessons, and every possible activity to hone my talents and personality. And it was all because of my dad. When I became an adult and a parent myself, and suffered a blow to my ego, my career and my personal life suffered, it was my dad who helped me survive it all. Dada, Thank you for your unconditional love and endless patience. You helped make who I am today. I love you.
April 10, 2009 @ 4:16 AM
Katie Andrews notices Jack Drummond: I never thought when I wandered into my Intro to Education class my Sophomore year at UT I would end up meeting the best friend I've ever had. I would like to notice all the work Jack does as a teacher and as a coach. He is an amazing role model for his students and he inspires me to be a better person each and every day. Jack, I love you more than you'll ever know. Thanks for all the belly laughs, encouragement, unconditional love and homemade mac n' cheese over the last four years!
April 9, 2009 @ 6:07 PM
Stephanie Ridge notices Jeremy Ridge: I have been married to Jeremy for just 5 days now, and I already know this is going to be the most incredible ride of my life! Thanks to Jeremy, we are off to a great start. His ever-positive, uplifting attitude is contagious and helps me know without a doubt that together, we can do anything. Jerm, thanks for being you, for being there & for joining me on this ride called MARRIAGE. I love you hubby!
April 9, 2009 @ 3:33 PM
Libby Woodside notices Susan Bennett: You are a wonderful best friend...we've been through some good times and bad times but through it all we've stayed friends. You have been there for me and i have been there for you--that''s friendship, right?...We seem to understand each other on many levels and that''s cool too. I think you are a good mom, wife , daughter and most of all you are a good friend. Thanks fro being mine!
April 9, 2009 @ 3:32 PM
Libby Woodside notices James A. Daar: You are a great brother...we've had some fun times as kids. Now we are adults and we still are having some fun times together even though we live 700 hundred miles apart. I appreciate who you are--a kind, funloving, knowledgable person. You are a great dad, husband and brother. I love you!
April 9, 2009 @ 3:25 PM
Libby Woodside notices Bonnie Latino: Thanks Bonnie for your friendship...we've been friends a long, long time...we've had some fun adventures lo those many years ago. You are like a sister to me! Thanks!!!
April 9, 2009 @ 3:16 PM
Libby Woodside notices Cindy Seemann: You have been a "best friend"--checking on me everyday when i had heart trouble and was recuperating. We enjoy a great friendship besides having a common interest in dogs and horses. Thanks for being here and thanks for the friendship!
April 9, 2009 @ 3:12 PM
Libby Woodside notices TJ Woodside: You have taught me much and we have learned together. You are my lover and confidant and am so glad we met. Life is never dull. I love you! Onward forever and ever. Amen!
April 9, 2009 @ 3:00 PM
Elizabeth McCurry notices Kelly McCurry: I never knew having a sister could be this much fun! What a blessing it is to have you as my sister-in-law. You and Austin mean the world to me. Love you SIL
April 9, 2009 @ 12:49 PM
John UpChurch notices Charissa UpChurch: You have inspired me from the moment we met. Sometimes through challenge, sometimes through adoration, sometimes through motivation, you push me to be the man God created me to be. Thank you for giving me courage, for pushing me with compassion, and for opening my eyes at times. I love you, and I know we're just getting started.
April 9, 2009 @ 8:51 AM
Tolly Moseley notices Ross Carnes: I am so lucky to have a husband like Ross, who makes me laugh, inspires me with his artistic drive, and is so great with kids. I really do feel like I hit the marriage jackpot. I love you Ross!
April 8, 2009 @ 10:53 PM
Paul Gardner notices Graham Lapslie: At the time Graham was a Salvation Army officer who spent considerable time with me helping me come out of a very low point in my life. Graham pointed me back to God and the transformation that God has made in me couldn’t have occurred (at least at that time) without Graham playing his part. Thank you Graham, I’ll never forget our conversations.
April 8, 2009 @ 6:50 PM
Paul Gardner notices Norman Gardner: Dad has always been my hero. He grew up in hard times but has always shown me what Christian ethics should always be about. he believes wholeheartedly in hard work and doesn’t believe in cutting corners. Dad has always given us kids the best present we could ever have by loving our Mum first and foremost. Dad, I probably haven’t said it often enough, but “I love you and thanks for everything.”
April 8, 2009 @ 6:49 PM
Paul Gardner notices Raewyn Gardner: My beautiful wife of 28 years. My friend, my lover, my confidante, my encourager and the person who has forgiven me most in my lifetime. Raewyn, I love you and I thank God continuously that He has put us together, both in marriage and in ministry.
April 8, 2009 @ 6:48 PM
Sandy Mayabb notices Doris and Floyd Delle (parents): Mom and Dad, you are the best Parents any Daughter could ask for! Your Love and commitment to each other for over 50 years have been a shining example to Carl and I! Thanks for everything....Love, Sandy
April 8, 2009 @ 6:10 PM
Sandy notices Lindsey Lang: Thanks for being such a sweet Team Lead! (and for the Raise)!!!!
April 8, 2009 @ 6:07 PM
Nancy Reyes notices Joe Hadachek: Joe has taught me how to "Lead by Example", how to be a champion in spite of life's circumstances, how to "pay it forward" in life. We met through a business that we are in together, and in the process of learning the business, he taught me so much more about life and overcoming and growing. He believed in me when I didn't have enough faith to believe in myself. He showed me how to break through my comfort zone and grow in ways I never thought imaginable. What he taught by his example has changed me for life. I've become a stronger person. He has been one of the biggest encouragers I've ever met. He fed hope into my life. I'm so thankful for all he has done to change the course for my future.
April 8, 2009 @ 4:40 PM
Lisa Tener notices Elizabeth and Marty Tener: I thank my parents for teaching me my values of service, hard work, persistence, passion. I thank them for my brains and for my love of words. I thank them for providing a moral compass and lots of love.
April 8, 2009 @ 4:07 PM
Lisa Tener notices Mimi Sammis: My mother in law is also my best friend. Mimi, you have taught me about having fun, putting aside the rules, and being conscious. You've taught me to trust in my angels and ask for support. You've opened my heart and my spiritual life in so many ways. And I am grateful for your love, generosity, warmth, spirit of fun...I could go on and on. How much fun we have together. And I am so thrilled that my boys have two fabulous grandmothers!
April 8, 2009 @ 4:02 PM
Lisa Tener notices Tom Patterson: Besides bringing true love into my life, I have lots of reasons to thank my husband Tom and all his family. Tom, you and your family have taught me about focusing on the positive. You've taught me to listen and think before responding (okay, I'm still working on mastering this one). You've taught me to laugh at myself (at times) and learn from mistakes. Plus you make life fun and interesting and you're the best dad I could ever hope for my children to have (and they're pretty handsome, too--I think we'll both take credit for that one!). I love spending time with you. Thank you with all my love.
April 8, 2009 @ 3:59 PM
Liz Groh notices Wade Treichler: If there's one thing I've learned since college, it's that adult life is much more stressful and complicated than I'd ever imagined possible. While somewhat difficult, that realization has helped me understand and appreciate the importance of having people in your life who can give you perspective, cheer you up, and encourage you to keep going. In my life, that person is Wade Treichler. My boyfriend of almost two years, and more than that, my best friend, Wade never fails to comfort me when I need it and help me solve problems, put things in perspective, and let go of whatever it is that is upsetting me at the moment. In good times and bad, he is my constant source of support, affection, laughter and love, and I cannot imagine where I would be without him.
April 8, 2009 @ 3:26 PM
Rusty Shelton notices Rusty Shelton: My Uncle Rusty is one of the hardest working execs around but gets more out of life than just anyone I know. He's taught me many things, but perhaps the most important is the lesson that you have to seize each moment you have and make the most out of it with family and friends at your side. I'd like to notice Rusty for that lesson and the many things he's done to be such a great uncle, father, husband and friend.
April 8, 2009 @ 2:22 PM
Rusty Shelton notices Paige Shelton: Paige and I have spent almost half of our lives as a couple, which is as amazing as it is startling to think we're that old. Some have seen the picture of the two of us at Homecoming her freshman year where we both look like we're about 8 years old (I wish I could link to it). It's remarkable that you can know deep down in your heart that you were meant to be with someone from such an early age. I'd like to notice the hard work that she does as a mom--Luke and I are so lucky to have you in our lives.
April 8, 2009 @ 2:20 PM
Rusty Shelton notices Courtney Morton: My sister Courtney has more strength than just about anyone I know. From battling through a broken hip at a tragically young age to gutting her way through other potentially devastating challenges that life has thrown her way, she has overcome every obstacle and now spends her life in Denver helping others to overcome theirs. Although I miss having her here in Austin, I'm glad that she's been able to spread her wings there and I can't wait to see the results of the good work she's doing with her Masters in Social Work. She makes her older brother more proud than she'll ever know.
April 8, 2009 @ 2:18 PM
Rusty Shelton notices Roxanne and Walt Shelton: Mom and Dad have been such an amazing blessing for me. Dad went back to law school after Courtney and I were born to work his tail off and make sure that he could take care of his family. He spent his twenties studying, working and playing with us--when many others are out having a good time. He's the best father in the world--memories are far too many to list but my fondest include weekend baseball practice, countless round of golf, days at the train store in the mall when I was little and trips to Leakey. Mom stayed home with Courtney and I before heading back to work as a teacher when we were old enough to go to school. I was fortunate enough to have her as my 2nd grade teacher, but even more fortunate to have her as my mom. She has graced my life with so many gifts that it's just hard to put into words. Home-cooked dinners, one-on-one time and her skills as a great grandma are a few that come to mind. Thanks, Mom.
April 8, 2009 @ 2:16 PM
Kelly Marikian notices Jared Kessler: When I met Jared, a little more than 2 years ago, I didn't know the impact he would have on my life in so many different ways. He's the most passionate and positive person I've met and I believe his purpose on this earth is to help people realize their true potenital in this life. Jared is the kind of person who, just by being around him, makes you want to be the best person you can be. Thank you for reminding me who I am and who I want to be everyday. I love you!
April 8, 2009 @ 12:18 PM
Tommy Eaker notices Andrew Eaker: My son is my hero. After suffering a traumatic brain injury at age nine you faced your condition with strength and faith. Always determined to recover from your problems and with a big smile on your face you were an inspiration to all those around you. As you start a new chapter in your life upon your graduation from college, I know that you will succeed in whatever you attempt.God has blessed us with you as our son.
April 8, 2009 @ 11:03 AM
Claudia notices Jamie A.: My little friend, what a powerful presence God has given you and you use it daily. You are a Superstar...not in a bling bling way ( ok that too), but you let God shine through you to reach so many. My life is changed because of you. Thank you for being simply you. I treasure you & your friendship.
April 8, 2009 @ 7:52 AM
Claudia notices Susie: Though time passes and we don't see one another or even talk that often, you are always with me. The best of times and the worst of times we have shared. You are such a light in my life and I know God placed you in my path for a reason. You are one of the dearest, sweetest, kindest friends I know. I love you, my friend.
April 8, 2009 @ 7:47 AM
claudia notices Allison: You have been the light in my life since the day you were born. Everyday I watch you and I am so proud of the woman you are. You are strong, so smart and I know you will make a difference in the lives around you. I love you TTMABAB. You are beautiful.
April 8, 2009 @ 7:43 AM
Claudia notices Mary: There will never be enough words to express my admiration, gratitude, & love for how much you mean to me. You changed my life the day I met you. I am stronger because of your encouragement , prayers & support. God is great!
April 8, 2009 @ 7:37 AM
Andy notices Jess: Life wouldn't be the same without you... Your kind heart, love for life & witty sense of humor make for an awesome friend & overall amazing person. I love you ~ thought you ought to know!
April 7, 2009 @ 11:50 PM
Andy notices Colleen: Mama Dos... Aunt Colleen... Either way you look at it you're family! And most importantly, you’re a wonderful friend. You have always been there for me -- whether I need a thrifty shopping buddy, words of wisdom, or simply an audience to vent to -- I know who to turn to. So thank you. Thank you for your love & friendship over the years... I look forward to many more.
April 7, 2009 @ 11:29 PM
Mark Spinelli notices Theresa Sowinski: I don’t think we had a normal childhood in many respects, but I think that having someone so close to you through it all made it bearable. It’s not that we had a choice in growing up 14 months apart from each other; it’s that we had a choice to grow up together. Nothing pains me more than to hear someone tell the story of how they don’t get along with their brother or sister - for I could not, for the life of me, imagine my world without you. I am so proud of you and your family. The way your kids are growing up honestly brings tears of joy to my eyes when I think about it. You offer them every advantage that kids in the world today need, and you do this out of the most infinite pool of unconditional love. You are a wonderful mother and I brag to anyone who will listen about you, your husband, and your kids. I love you! Mark
April 7, 2009 @ 11:29 PM
Helen notices Piers: What an awesome opportunity to participate in something positive and something that is able to build another up. Of all the people God has brought into my life, you are one that I am continually thankful for. You have always been there for me. You have been faithful through the ups and the downs and have helped me grow into the person I am today. Without you in my life, I do not like to imagine where I might be right now or how things would have turned out. You have strength in areas where I am weak. You make me laugh and have always tried to understand me, even though at times that has been incredibly difficult. I am so glad to have you by my side and pray that we will continue to grow in God together, encouraging, loving, helping and praying together. You are one in a million and I LOVE YOU. xxxxxxxx
April 7, 2009 @ 11:23 PM
Andy notices Tammy: Thank you for being you-- An amazing woman that has taught me to be a kind and genuine person, an independent thinker & a loyal friend-- a daughter couldn't ask for a better role model. "I love you" times all the stars in the universe, Mama.
April 7, 2009 @ 11:13 PM
Joji notices Ardie Eckardt: You are such a wonderful person. Meeting you more than two decades ago was one of my lucky stumble in life and this lifetime was made more worthwhile because of that. I have no appropriate words to say to you, but I really thank you for the warm friendship that never ceases to comfort me through these years. You have understood my words, and have understood my silence even better. You continue to amaze me, fascinate me. No other person has ever understood me, and accepted me the way you do and for that reason you continue to inspire me to see myself as the better person that I am meant to be. You inspire me to strive to become a person that will also give a positive influence to others, to strive to live a life that will become a living testimony of generosity, of sharing oneself to others. It pains me to think we are far apart and may not see each other again, but you have made me richer with the fortune of having you as a friend forever. I can never ask for more, I have found a true friend in YOU! And my life was never entirely a sad tale, anymore. Thank you, Ardie.
April 7, 2009 @ 10:55 PM
George Colgan notices Phil Colgan: Phil is my only brother. He's twelve years younger than me. I helped Mom by changing Phil's diapers, bathing him, and taking him on adventures. By the time I got married, he was only nine. He made a really neat ringbearer at our wedding. With the busyness of the next 25 years, my brother and I didn't have much time together. After our parents died, and then our oldest sister died, too, it was just Phil and me left. He is the gentlest, kindest person I have had the pleasure to know. I remember tossing a football back and forth during holidays and birthdays with great fondness, but I look forward to the years ahead, now that my brother is a genuine Geezer!
April 7, 2009 @ 7:29 PM
Elizabeth notices Pepper: Happy belated anniversary! What a wonderful year this has been as you make me so happy! Looking forward to many more years to come.
April 7, 2009 @ 5:46 PM
Stephanie Mayabb notices "G": I just wanted to remind you what an amazing impact you have on the kids that move through your classroom every year. You take the time to really tune into the needs of the students and see to it that all of us succeed in life and in pursuing our dreams! The world needs certainly more teachers like you, G. Lots of love always!
April 7, 2009 @ 5:35 PM
Stephanie Ridge notices Sandy Mayabb: My mom was the most beautiful mother-of-the-bride this weekend. She started my married life off with a bang! She thought through every last detail leading up to the big day. She remained calm when I need her to be. She gave her blessing on my new life as a wife. And best of all, she gave me away to my amazing guy! Thank you mom! You'll always be my best friend.
April 7, 2009 @ 5:28 PM
Elizabeth McCurry notices Jayne McCurry: I could not ask for a more loving mother. Thank you for always being there when I needed you and even the times when I didn't. I love you!
April 7, 2009 @ 5:15 PM
Shannon notices Aimie: I am proud of my sister Aimie. She is very smart and such a kind person. She worked her way through college and I know that must've been very difficult. She earned her degree and now has a good job. She is marrying her high school sweetheart next month and I know she is happier than she has ever been. She has always influenced me to follow my dreams.
April 7, 2009 @ 4:33 PM
Shannon notices Kimie: I am so proud of my youngest sister Kimie. She is a general manager of a large hotel. She is always get rewards and accolades for her hard work. She is a very hard worker. I hope she knows how proud I am of her.
April 7, 2009 @ 4:29 PM
Shannon notices Andrew: Andrew is my husband and the father of my two baby boys. He is loving and kind and thoughtful. He surprised me on our wedding day with a beautiful wedding band set, but more than that, he always does little things. For example, he will bring home a pint of ice cream out of the blue for me or my favorite soda water. He cooks almost every night and always puts thought into it to make it something I will love. He provides for our family and is a good man. My boys love him with all their heart and their eyes light up when he comes home every day. He is cordial and kind to strangers and can get along with anyone. He can hold an hour long conversation with any random person he encounters.
April 7, 2009 @ 4:22 PM
Taylor Rew notices Elissa Edwards: Elissa is AMAZING because every morning she sends me and a group of wonderful girls an email telling us she's praying for us! She includes Bible verses from her morning quiet time and tells us what's been on her heart! She tells us how the Lord has been working in her life and just reminds us to live daily for HIM. It's so encouraging and a wonderful way to start the day- I look forward to her email every morning- Elissa NOTICES her sisters in Christ and selflessly offers her time to promotes fellowship through the ultimate NOTICER, Jesus Christ!
April 7, 2009 @ 4:21 PM
Jo Ebbert notices Andy Andrews: Andy, I noticed Andy a few years ago while flipping through the channels trying to find something to take my mind off of what was troubling me. I stopped at a public television presentation of Andy speaking about the 7 Decisions. It was one of those times when you are certain God lead you directly to what you needed. The words you spoke are etched in my mind and heart . I have shared your messages and stories with so many people and seen the impact it has had them. People I love have been lifted up off the floor and put back on a path that leads away from despair and toward true hope and joy because you wrote so beautifully about life. I feel like I know you and while I doubt we'll meet in this life, I am sincerely looking forward to meeting you in Heaven. Keep up the excellent work God has called you to do, he notices and so do I. Jo Ebbert
April 7, 2009 @ 4:13 PM
Greg notices Shannan: Shannan was very instrumental in my life in helping me discover what career was really best for my abilities. She saw things in me that I didnt see and she was patient in helping me discover those talents. I am lucky to have called her my boss, but even luckier to call her my freind!
April 7, 2009 @ 3:21 PM
Kelly Buck notices Mary Jane and Steven: Mary Jane and Steven are my in-laws, but truly they have become more then that. They are another set of parents in my life, friends and amazing grandparents to my children. They are constantly giving of themselves and their resources to bless us as a family. They spend countless hours a week loving on and laughing with their grandchildren and are willing to give up every one of their Friday nights to babysit the kids so my husband and I can go on a date night. We can always count on their emotional support when we announce to them our latest adventure, no matter how crazy it originally sounds. I am so thankful for their generosity, support, creativity and servant hearted love. It is so wonderful to be a recipient of all those things not only from them, but from their wonderful son who carried those values he has seen modeled for years into our marriage. Thank you Steven and Mary Jane.
April 7, 2009 @ 3:16 PM
Kelly Buck notices Rusty Buck: Rusty is my husband of almost 6 years, and friend of almost 9. I can truly say he is both my best friend and my biggest fan. He encourages me daily to be the woman he knows I was created to be, and he serves me and our children daily. He puts our needs above his own and does not let other people or circumstances alter his priorities of loving God and family. I am so proud to be his wife and so proud that he is the father of my children. I am thankful for each morning I get to wake up beside him and each night that he tucks me in before he goes into his office to study for medical school. Thank you Rusty for your integrity, strong character and love. I love you.
April 7, 2009 @ 3:07 PM
Shannon notices Lanelle: Lanelle is my mother-in-law. She is the kindest mother-in-law anyone could want. She is loving, caring, kind and complimentary (which makes my day more than she knows). She is a Christian woman and a prayer warrior. She is my boy's grandmother and they love her with all their heart. When I see the light in my oldest's eyes and his huge smile and gleeful leg kick and arm wave when he sees her, my heart just melts. I am so glad that they decided to move closer to use when our oldest son was born. Today also happens to be her birthday! Happy birthday! Thank you for everything.
April 7, 2009 @ 1:13 PM
Shannon notices Mari: Mari is the mom of quadruplets and is an amazing Christian mother. Every time I see her with her children I see what a wonderful mother and person she is. I know motherhood sometimes seems like a thankless job but I wanted to let Mari know that she doesn't go unnoticed. Her kids were born premature but are extremely smart and well adjusted. You'd never know they were preemies. She blogs about them and makes such a wonderful online baby book for them that I know they will appreciate when they are grown. I thoroughly enjoy watching the videos she puts together. There is a reason God entrusted these four angels to Mari and her husband (who is also a wonderful person).
April 7, 2009 @ 1:08 PM
Andie M. notices Mrs. Glenda Byars: I now consider her a friend. Not just any kind of friend, the kind of friend who mentored me to become the person I am today, who was an example of the kind of person I would one day strive to be. I am still striving to be as good a woman as Mrs. Glenda Byars, my high school English and Creative Writing teacher. Not that I personally turned out to be a wonderfully creative writer mind you, but she was my most favorite teacher of all time, and an exemplary one. She is a genuinely warm, loving, good hearted and Christian woman. She was an encouraging teacher, gently nudging you to open your mind, to stretch the limits of your creativity and to reach your potential. I have always kept in touch; long after school was over, sharing with her tidbits of the stories of my life. She and my parents saw each often as I grew to be an adult, with a life of my own, a marriage, a career, then finally having a family, and my Mom always made sure to tell me that Mrs. Byars asked about me and how I was doing. My heart warms to think of her. As I was completing college and contemplating what to do with my Home Ec degree she was, along with two other of my high school teachers, a moving force in my decision to become a teacher. Ultimately, it wasn't what I was meant to be when I "grew" up, but now she is working as a librarian, and I work in a public library as well, so I am still following her path. She writes a column in the local newspaper back home, and I read it faithfully online, and am tickled to death when she remembers my parent's anniversary and writes about it every year. I love you, Mrs. Byars and you are an amazing woman, whom I am extremely proud to know and have in my life. To say that you have been one of the most influential people in my life hardly begins to say anything, but it’s a start.
April 7, 2009 @ 12:56 PM