The Noticer Project is a worldwide movement to notice the five most influential people in your life!

Noticing those five people is meant to encourage us to step outside our busy schedules and avoid waiting until a wedding, graduation or even a funeral to take notice of the special, influential people in our lives . . .

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Rachel notices Rebecca Paris: I am noticing you because: A) you noticed me B) you are my wonderful mother C) i live with you so its kinda hard not to notice you lol (just kidding) D) you are my amazing crazy stage mom E) You are a great cook F) you are an excellent editor :) G) you are an inspiration to me H) you are my primary teacher I) you do soo many things i dont feel like i thank you enough J) you help me and are a great advisor K) you care for me and love me there are many more reasons but i dont have enough time to type them all. I love you and I thank you for everything you do for me my school our family and our church. I love you!! <3 :D

December 2, 2009 @ 8:45 PM

Sharla Taylor notices Marylane: You are my dearest friend on the whole planet. Thanks for praying with me, encouraging me, and laughing with me. I consider our friendship one of life's greatest blessings! I am thankful God brought you into my life! Love, Sharla

November 30, 2009 @ 2:53 PM

SandraWoodard958 notices Melinda: Melinda, I am so happy to see you growing and changing and at the same time being true to who you are. I have been happy to share,because I knew that you wouldn't judge anything I said and that you would give me honest,loving feedback. That's a real gift. We all need friends that can embrace a relationship with these characteristics. I am so proud to see you pass that to your girls. You're a beautiful lady with her feet on the ground. You'll never be bored or boring and I love you with all of my heart.

November 30, 2009 @ 10:33 AM

Juan notices Juan: Probando, probando

November 30, 2009 @ 8:35 AM

emily notices lisa: mama i just want to notice you because you do so much that never gets any credit!! i don't know what i would do without you...seriously. our family would fall apart if anything ever happened to i know i don't always do what i should but i appreciate everything you do for me you are the upmost unconditionaly loving person i know not many people are so lucky to have a mother like you. when i got in trouble i cried and cried because i was afraid you would never forgive me, but i know you love me and all my flaws and lazy ways i promise you will be as proud of me as i am of you one day and i only hope i can be as strong and as wonderful as a mother as you are.

November 29, 2009 @ 1:59 PM

emily notices jackie: dear grandmama you are the best person in my life you have always been supportive and not judged me even though i am to short to be a rockette (hahaha) you still love me. i hope when i become older i am just like you filled with youth wisdom faith happiness and just truly pleased with everything i have. i love you more than you'll ever know!

November 29, 2009 @ 1:52 PM

John Bentley notices Laura Bentley: Thank you for loving me and modeling how to love others. I could not accomplish my dreams without your support. I love you and look forward to growing old with you.

November 28, 2009 @ 3:18 PM

Debbie Sanders notices Robert Sanders: Thankful that I have a wonderful husband and Grace has a loving father. You do so many little things for us that makes the difference in our lives. Because of you we have a future. I thank God for you!

November 27, 2009 @ 5:11 PM

Rebecca notices Rachel: Today I want to recognize my lovely daughter. You are the light of our lives and such a blessing to us. You are so sweet to everyone. You are so talented in so many ways. You make my day more enjoyable and I love to see you smile. I love you, Mom

November 25, 2009 @ 1:36 PM

Rebecca Paris notices Richard Paris: You are my best friend, the best half of me! I love you for all that you are and all the kind ways that you show love. Thank you for choosing me as your wife and for loving me through all my moods. Looking forward to spending my holidays with you and our family. You all are all that I need. With love from your content wife, Rebecca

November 25, 2009 @ 1:32 PM

vicki horning notices joan: love you ,,thanks for always being there .& being a strong figure in the lives of us all!

November 25, 2009 @ 10:17 AM

vicki horning notices amy: love you. thanks for all your support & love...

November 25, 2009 @ 10:13 AM

vicki horning notices janice: love you & thanks for always being a blessing

November 25, 2009 @ 10:06 AM

Patricia Verdone notices Larry: I am thankful, thankful that we met, thankful of the man you've become, thankful of the woman you've helped me become. I am thankful of our time together and of the future we have planned together, today, tomorrow and always...

November 24, 2009 @ 3:23 PM

Hope Henson notices Terry Henson: My best friend and husband. Despite myself....he believes in me. I am truly undeserving of his unconditional love.

November 24, 2009 @ 1:12 PM

Melinda Cameron notices Sandy: I have always looked up to you as the wiser sister. Your guidance, compassion and willingness to share are extraordinary gifts. Your expample has often inspired me to look at myself inwardly. Your faith and perservance has been such an inspiration. I love you. Melinda

November 24, 2009 @ 12:16 PM

Melinda Cameron notices Allie Cameron: I love watching you shape into an inspiring young woman with your ever growing love for arts and teaching children. I am so proud of your passion and diligence to get through school. You make me proud and I love you dearly. Mom

November 24, 2009 @ 12:00 PM

Angela Breidenbach notices Julie Cowan: The depth of your love in the face of the hardships you've endured is truly inspiring.

November 24, 2009 @ 11:58 AM

Angela Breidenbach notices Devan Leder: I've noticed how hard you work to do the right thing. I've watched you love your wife and son. I'm humbled to see you succeed in the face of difficult times. I love you, Mom

November 24, 2009 @ 11:57 AM

Debbie Stone notices Meagan Stone: Meagan, Thank you so much for the inspiring note. I am proud of your accomplishments! One small example is when you wanted to quit colorguard. You persevered and became the best! I am so proud to have you as a daughter, You have learned things from me and yet I have learned so much more from you! You have shown great respect, compassion, and love in the many things that you have had to deal with. I know you will make a great mother, and I hope that you will allow me to be the funny old grandma who does the crazy things with your kids. ( like tepee the inside of the house! ) I have always believed that you and your brother and sister gave my life meaning, I'm sorry that sometimes I got sidetracked. Love You Whole Bunches! MommaDoe

November 24, 2009 @ 10:05 AM

Joshua Mermilliod notices Gene Mermilliod: Dad, I really wish I was as good a wordsmith as yourself. Perhaps then this wouldn't be quite so difficult. I am incredibly grateful for the impact you have had, and continue to have on my life. You are always ready to talk to me about my struggles, to answer my questions about the bible, and perhaps most important help keep me grounded when my head full of ideas would make me float away. I am always being told how much I resemble you (shocking huh?), but the truth is I can't think of a better compliment to be given. You push me when I become stagnant, and help me when I falter. You haven't failed me once, and I don't expect that you ever will. You and mom really are the best parents I could ask for. And even though we don't always see eye to eye on everything, you accept me for who I am. I know you love God. And I hope that one day that can be said of me too. But for now i have a good model to follow. josh

November 23, 2009 @ 4:53 PM

Joshua Mermilliod notices Gant Garner: Gant, It's been a while since the last time I got to speak with you, too long if you ask me. You probably are wondering why you are even getting this message right now. The truth is that you have been one of the most profound impacts on my life. I never really know what it meant to have a mentor until you entered my life in high school. I have very fond memories of the countless hours we spent having dinner together on Wednesday nights before church. I guess I didn't realize it at that time, but looking back you taught me so much in such a short time. You challenged my idea's, pushed to be better, and asked me just to think for my self. You gave me a need to read and study my bible, just so i would be ready when the next inevitable conversation would come up. You taught me what it means to lead people, and on one particular evening challenged me publicly to lead or get out of the way. I hope that my efforts to lead out have been and will continue to be successful. Please know that you, as well as you family, remain in my prayers. And if you have the chance pray for me, as I seem to need it now more than ever. I wish I could place everything in words, but in the reality of it all I can't. I can only say thanks. So thank you gant. josh mermilliod

November 23, 2009 @ 4:43 PM

Brooke Stover notices Tricia Clark: Mama Clark, even though i haven't known you very long time. You have still made an impact in my life. You made having friday classes last semester not only bearable but fun. You have always taught in such a way that made it easy to pay attention. i never felt like i was about to be tortured going to your class. But whats has stuck with me more is the way you care. I can tell how much you love and invest in your students. You are one of/if not the best teacher ive had at this school. You are always so caring. Asking how a students doing because they've been sick or helping them with idea for service learning when they are short a few hours. You are an excellent teacher and do your job well. But you also go beyond just teaching your students, you genuinely care for them. I have loved having you for 3 of my classes. ill miss you next semester. Brooke

November 23, 2009 @ 4:37 PM

brooke stover notices Cayla walker: cayla, i can not begin to tell you about the impact you've made in my life. you have been there for times when i have so confused and frustrated. you always have a smile to lift me up. your life and how you live it has been such a challenge for me. you have always been an encouragement. i love our sonic trips, or marble slam trips, oh and of course our trio time. i have been so greatly blessed with a friend like you. I am going to miss out not living in the same town as you next semester. Im excited to see where your life taking you. You always be one of my dearest friends! even if you end up moving across the country. ill be praying for you and waiting for when you come home for a visit. Love you girl! Brooke

November 23, 2009 @ 4:25 PM

Joshua Mermilliod notices Deanna Carey: Dear Mrs Carey, I'm guessing what little you remember of having me in your English classes in high school was my generally sleepy disposition. And while I may have appeared to pay little or no attention to what you were trying to teach us students, truth be told you had an extremely profound impact on me. I had never much cared for English classes. I never much understood or cared for grammar, but upon arrival in to my second semester in you class you told us to through it all out. I hated every minute of that writing book that we spent months going through. Yet, as i look back on it, I see what good those countless hours diagramming did for me. They taught me how to write. In the grand scheme of it all you taught us that words is what makes up good writing. If we say what we really mean to say, and we can weave a good story with it, what can go wrong. And so what if no one else likes it? A good story starts with the author, and so long as he is happy with it he is successful. I can never thank you enough. Joshua Mermilliod

November 23, 2009 @ 4:22 PM

brooke stover notices terry stover: daddy, i love you so much. i know i hardly tell you how grateful i am for everything you do. You put up with some terrible people over the past few years and especially months, just so you can provide. you have always sacrificed so much for me, and our family. you have always been an amazing example to look up to. I greatly respect you and what you have done. thank you daddy for being the best daddy a girl could have your lil girl brooke

November 23, 2009 @ 4:16 PM

Joshua Mermilliod notices Ryan Salyer: Ryan, Hey man whats going on. You are probably wonder why in the world you are getting this email. Well, to sum it up as best I can, I just wanted you know how much it has meant to me to able to call you my friend over the years. We have been together for so long, it blows my mind when I try to look back at all the fun we have had over the years. We have been through the best times and the worst of times. Yet, through it all you are about the one constant friend I have been able to keep. Sure we have our moments when we would rather fight than talk, but gratefully those times have been few and far between. You have been my roommate, my brother, and probably one day my best man. I love you man. Josh

November 23, 2009 @ 4:10 PM

joshua mermilliod notices gayle mermilliod: mom, I probably do not say this near enough, but I think that you should know I love you. I deeply appreciate the way that you and dad have always been around when i needed you most, whether I needed to talk, or just wanted to sit in the kitchen while you are cooking you are there. You have instilled ideals and idea's in me that have shaped my into the person that I am, or better yet am becoming. I love you, but I'm sure you already knew that. (I mean come on I've already said it once.) josh

November 23, 2009 @ 3:59 PM

Heather Miller notices Stuart Frye: Dear Mr. Frye, Hello my name is Heather Miller and I had you for U.S. History II last semester. I have to be honest and tell you that I hated History! I would have rather been burned with a lighter than take another History class. But your enthusiasm for History and your way of making it funny and interesting left me wondering why I didn’t love it. After the first week I was hooked! Now I’m actually thing of taking more History classes just for my own enjoyment. It’s like you made History fun and you made me realize that it is important to know our own History and learn about others History’s as well. By learning about these things we can become a better society. Thank you for making History enjoyable and really helping me understand the need for knowing about it. Thank You, Heather Miller

November 23, 2009 @ 3:57 PM

Heather Miller notices Lisa Poole: Dear Lisa Poole, I hope that you do not think I am choosing you as one of my five to get a better grade because I know you better than that. This is my second psychology class with you and I wish that you would teach them all. Your spunk and spontaneity makes your class so enjoyable that I have never felt like I’m going to class but like I’m going to discuss interesting topics about something I have such a passion for. I have always loved psychology and your ability to present topics in ways that appeal to all persons has actually made me consider becoming a psychology teacher. The concepts you have taught me have honestly changed how I view my life, others lives, and the world. I feel if people were less ignorant in psychological matters that maybe the world would be a better place. If people knew how to speak to one another and communicated efficiently maybe we could all get along a little better. Thank you for your amazing way of doing things and for helping add to the wildfire of love for psychology that I have today. Princess

November 23, 2009 @ 3:47 PM

Heather Miller notices Jim Cook: Dear Warrior, We have only been friends for a very short time and yet it feels as if we have known each other forever. Before I met you I had just got out of a relationship with Allen and had some really bad views on men. You have shown me that not every man is a Player, that there are men out there that love and care for women whole heartedly and love with 100% of their hearts without asking for anything in return. You are one of the greatest men I have had the pleasure of getting to meet and know. I am blessed to have been lucky enough to be a part of your life. Your life has been filled with people who walk all over you and take advantage of you, people who pretend to love you and break you heart, and yet you stand strong. Your out look on life is positive and happy even with all the bad things that have happened to you. You have made such an impact on my life and who I am and who I want to be that I can not do justice by putting it into words. I’m at a place in my life where I’m trying to figure out who I am now and what I want my life to be. To have been blessed with a friend and role model such as you is positively magnificent. You have helped make me into the person I stand as today. You will always hold a special place in my heart and I can never forget how you have changed me and my life. Thank you Warrior for being and no one else. Love Your Princess, Heather

November 23, 2009 @ 3:32 PM

Amber Musselwhite notices Shea: when we met, you were incredibly sensitive and never stood up for yourself and I was so against showing my emotions that I often came off as mean or harsh. Over the years, we have definitely rubbed off on each other and I think we both have a more healthy balance of strength and sensitivity. You have shown me what a true friend is. While many people have come in and out of our inner circle throughout the years, I know that you are always the one that I could trust. You have never betrayed my trust or hurt me in any way. I have never needed you and you not come to be by my side. Most people have lots of friends…I am proud to say I have one, because I know that you are a real friend. I know that you like me for me and truly care about both my physical and emotional well being. Thank you for always being there for me. Thank you for being by my side through all my bad ideas. My n-newton...senior year (if we can call it that) shaped who i am today and i am so happy that we got to experience that together. Thanks for being there through it all, even being my stand-in baby daddy lol. I really believe that i needed you in my life and so god gave you to me.

November 23, 2009 @ 1:55 PM

Amber Musselwhite notices Nell (gramma): although you are my grandmother, you have always felt more like mom to me. You have been there through so much with me. There has never ever been a time when I felt like I could not go to you If I needed you. You instilled good values in me from a very young age and I am grateful for that because I feel that many people my age lack the respect and manners of older generations. You are stubborn and a bit opinionated and I have surely followed you in those ways as well. But it’s a strength I value. You are a good woman. I hope I can be as influential to my children and grandchildren as you have been to me.

November 23, 2009 @ 1:47 PM

Amber Musselwhite notices Marley: you are too young now to realize how much of an impact you have. But you truly have made up a big portion of who I am today. 4 years ago, I was young and wild and did not have any real plan or care in life. The day I looked down and could see you making my belly grow, that all changed. I was no longer content with who I was and where I was going in life. You deserved better. So I made things better for you. I got a better job and a place to live sans partying roommates. But the real changes occurred inside of me. I found myself being more caring, more patient, more dedicated. I started these changes in my life for you, but I received major benefits. And that was all before you were born! Watching you grow bigger and smarter and more interesting over the past 3 years has been incredible. I would not trade a single day of it for anything. You have made me a much better person and I will be eternally grateful for that. You are the reason I constantly strive to be a better person. I want so much for you and I know I must lead by example. If it were not for you, I would never have had the motivation to accomplish the things I have and all the things I will do in the future. It’s all for you, monster. Mommy loves you!

November 23, 2009 @ 1:45 PM

Amber Musselwhite notices Colt: You told me the 2nd day after we met that you loved me. I thought you were insane. But over the last 2 years you have shown me over and over again how much you love me. You have shown me such kindness, generosity, and selflessness. You have put me on a pedestal from the moment we met, as though you were privileged to be with me. It is really the other way around. I am incredibly lucky to have someone as intelligent and funny and dorky and beautiful and loving as you in my life. When you came into my life, I was already a mom. You not only chose to step in and be a daddy to M, but welcomed the opportunity. I will forever be in awe of your heart. It is so easy to love you. Because you are so amazing, I strive to be a better person. I want to show you all the love and devotion you have given to me. I want to be worthy of your love. Thank you for being my best friend, my confidant, my lover, my husband, my everything. You have made me happier than I ever knew I could be. Thank you for being who you are and making me excited about who I am.

November 23, 2009 @ 1:41 PM

Amber notices Colt: You told me the 2nd day after we met that you loved me. I thought you were insane. But over the last 2 years you have shown me over and over again how much you love me. You have shown me such kindness, generosity, and selflessness. You have put me on a pedestal from the moment we met, as though you were privileged to be with me. It is really the other way around. I am incredibly lucky to have someone as intelligent and funny and dorky and beautiful and loving as you in my life. When you came into my life, I was already a mom. You not only chose to step in and be a daddy to M, but welcomed the opportunity. I will forever be in awe of your heart. It is so easy to love you. Because you are so amazing, I strive to be a better person. I want to show you all the love and devotion you have given to me. I want to be worthy of your love. Thank you for being my best friend, my confidant, my lover, my husband, my everything. You have made me happier than I ever knew I could be. Thank you for being who you are and making me excited about who I am.

November 23, 2009 @ 1:40 PM

Amanda J notices Cindy Jones: Mom, You have taken care of me forever. I know there have been times where you haven't always felt the best but you've made it your priority to take care of me. All through school you supported me in any and every sport or activity I was interested in. You hauled me and my friends everywhere! Sometimes I look back and feel guility because I know I didn't have the best attitude and doubtfully said thanks for all you did knowing you didn't have to. Thank you mom! You've always been my supporter and number one fan. I've never been one to talk about my day to day issues but I'm glad to know you are there for me if I need to. After my surgery you took care of me and so much better then hospital staff. I wouldn't have wanted anyone else. Now that I am older it may not seem like I 'need' you but a daughter always needs her mother. You have passed on your caring heart, compassion for others and -be yourself- qualities to me and I am greatful. Thank you mom, for who you are and all you have done for me. I love you.

November 23, 2009 @ 11:29 AM

Brad Curtis notices Josh Kilmon: Dear Kilmon, My oldest friend, man the stories we could tell. If we could remember half of them(haha!). You were my first bestfriend in high school. It was tough after moving down here and not knowing anybody, but as soon as we became friends I knew exactly how great of a friend I had. You were always the one who would help push me and motivate me. For better or worse, the times we have spent together have impacted my life completely. Without you even knowing it you've had a hand in shaping me in to the person I am today. I've learned things from you, you were actually one of the ones who helped me break out of my "shell" in high school. That is truly a precious thing. Senior year was one of the best times of my life, and I know this was partly because of you. It's the little things I remember that really make me smile and always will. The endless stories we have of my clumsiness; the hot tub; music before football; and being an eleven are all memories I cherish dearly. Thanks for being such a great friend and congratulations!(you know what for). I look forward to sitting down and drinking a beer with you when we are 70. Love Cheddarbob

November 23, 2009 @ 11:05 AM

Brad Curtis notices Josh Bogal: Dear Bogal, Where do I start buddy? You're one of my best friends and that is a rarity in life. Rarely do people bond and become friends as we have, and only through the trials and experiences we have shared together is a best friend made. I know you would do anything for me and to help me out. I hope you know the same is true for me. I look forward to the times when we are 50 and looking back on life, laughing at the stories we know or the experiences we've had. I never grew up with any siblings, so you see, you aren't just a friend, you might as well be a brother to me. Infact you are, my brother, and that is how I treat you. I can't wait until the next story we have to tell is reality...the times we've shared together I just simply cannot put a price on, and I thank you for this. Love Brad

November 23, 2009 @ 10:56 AM

Meagan Stone notices MommaDoe: Dear Momma Doe, I know you already know this, but you raised me. I want to thank you for that! Thank you for taking the time to read stories to me, taking care of me when I was sick, picking up after me when I was messy, and protecting me when I needed protecting . Let’s not forget the countless times you helped me with my homework, like the Egyptian name tag. When things got tough for you, you didn’t let it stop you from being the best mother you could be. It’s because of this, that I want to make you proud. I want to show you that your struggles weren’t for nothing. I want to show you how your morals and values have turned me into the young woman I am today. I’m going to school, so that one day I can provide for my family the way you did for yours. When I have kids, I’m going to be there for them, like you were. We know what happened to our family, and we are lucky to have come out of that situation the way we did. I love you mom for everything you’ve ever done for me and for everything you’re going to do! Love Meagan

November 23, 2009 @ 10:53 AM

Brad Curtis notices Bobbie Curtis: Dear Bobbie, There was a time when we were always at odds, I was a kid and you were my step-parent, naturally there was friction. Now that I have grown up and see things as an adult I understand things so much more clearly now. I have grown to love you and think of you as a mother figure. I have begun to learn from you and really learn the person you are. You're a great person with an even more compassionate heart, you'd have to be to put up with Dad all of these years(hah!). I could have never moved out and lived on my own if it wasn't for you. When I was a child I thought you were just being mean to me when you made me do things for myself. Now I understand how important it was for you to do this as it has taught me how to take care of myself. I am forever grateful for this. You may not think that you have had an impact on my life but you have, and it was for the best. Thank you. Love Brad

November 23, 2009 @ 10:49 AM

Brad Curtis notices Nancy Welden: Dear Grandma, I started off doing this project with thanking my father for helping me to be the person I am today. I know, however, that without your guidance he would have never become the person he is. You've have always been there when I have needed you, and for that I am eternally thankful. Throughout all my screw-ups and despite all of my faults you have done nothing but love me and encourage me in all of my endeavors. It is just now at the age of 24 that I have learned the person you are. It seems strange to me that a child can never see his grandparent or his parent as an adult and individual until he himself has become one. I cherish every family gathering and moment I get to spend with you and Weldon because it is all a learning experience to me. I have always known you were my loving and caring grandma, but now I am beginning to learn about Nancy the person and it is a deeply profound experience. You'll never know where you're going if you don't know where you come from. And I know that I come from somewhere great, thank you for everything. Love Brad

November 23, 2009 @ 10:39 AM

Brad Curtis notices Russell Curtis: Dear Dad, Where do I even begin? You have been the most influential person in my life. A lot of my personality traits I attribute to you. You have taught me how to be a good person. To always be responsible for my actions, and to accept these consequences as a man. You've taught me that money and material positions do not matter, it is the memories and experiences you take with you from life that makes one truly blessed. You've shown me how hard work is needed to achieve goals, and to fully and completely believe in myself and my abilities. I could not have had a better father or role model with which to grow up with, and I thank you whole-heartedly for that. Thank you for everything, maybe this will help to show how much of an impact you've had on me, but I know it will be my actions in life that show this, not my words. Love Brad

November 23, 2009 @ 10:30 AM

Heather Boyd notices Freddie Boyd: Dad, You are my rock! I can never say thank you enough! I want to notice you for being the ideal father to a child! You were there for me when I needed you and was there for me during my sugery and radiation treatments! You drove 8 hours to see me and made sure I was O.K. every weekend! Thank you so much for loving me and caring for me! You know, I'm a mommy's girl, but a big daddy's girl! I love you and appreciate you so much to where words could never explain how a daughter like me loves the greatest parents in the world and I just want to say "Thank you and I love you!!!!"

November 23, 2009 @ 10:12 AM

Heather Boyd notices Teresa Boyd: Mom, I want to recognize you because you have been there for me through thick and thin! I can never thank you enough for those nights we have spent crying together because I can feel your pain and you can feel mine! I especially want to think you for being there through the biggest part of my life and going through the most challanging experience of my life... my biopsy of my tumor and radiation treatments. You kept me going and getting out and not feeling bad and sorry for myself and I can NEVER repay you for that! I love you so much and you and dad are my hero's!! I Just wanted to recognize you and say, "Thank you!!!!" and "I love you!!!!!"

November 23, 2009 @ 10:02 AM

Rebecca Fowler notices Zane: From the beginning you were a fantastic entertainer, simply watching you become aware of your hands was absolutely hilarious. Taking what I taught you one step further you have become a caring, respectful, courteous, and intelligent young gentleman. There have boys I have asked you to stay away from because they were bullies, and the next thing I knew you have turned them into your best friends. Only a caring, social butterfly could turn around such bully. I love the fact you like to help others, and ladies first as you say. You are my own personal comedian who keeps me laughing even on the bad days. We are the iron chefs of Telford with our own little restaurant called the “Crazy Chef”, which I absolutely enjoy assisting the master of spaghetti. Because of you I am a better, easy going person who has finally came out of the closet to be crazy with her little man. I am so proud of my young man, who makes an awesome dance partner and son. I love you so very much.

November 23, 2009 @ 9:53 AM

Rebecca Fowler notices Cesar Wilson: We met over fifteen years ago on a little island in the Mediterranean, and who knew we would stay in contact through out the years. There is no other person I would trust my emotions and secrets with. You have always been a fantastic listener, and emotional support. Everything does not have an easy fix, but your questions are stated in a matter to get the ole wheels turning to come up with a solution. What a great therapist you have become. Thank you for being the greatest friend in the entire world

November 23, 2009 @ 9:26 AM

Meagan notices Josh: Josh, I can't even imagine where I'd be right now had i not met you three years ago. You've become such an important part of my life right now, and to my future. You've become not only my lover, but my best friend and protector.Your my light in the dark. When ever I'm sad or upset you come to the rescue. You don't force me to smile, or try to joke around, you take me by the hands and ask me what's wrong. You not only make me feel better, you actually make me a better person. By your example I'm more excepting of people, and I do my best not to be rude. You are always so accepting of me, being so patient with me, especially on the nights when I'm doing homework. I get so crabby, and short with you, but you just take it and rub my back and wait for me to be done. You let me be myself too. I don't have to worry about what your gonna think if i want to watch muppet treasure island. You let me be silly, and you join in with my fun. A lot of my friends don't think I'm old enough to be engaged, they think i haven't experienced enough. Like everyone else would, I don't agree with them. I know that I've already experienced so much with you, and our future together only brings more experiences to me. I can't wait to get older with you, watching things change around us. I love you Josh, and I can't wait to be your wife.

November 23, 2009 @ 1:17 AM

Meagan notices Amanda: Hey Amanda, as my older sister you influenced how i turned out. DO YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE? HUH HUH? No seriously, you did have an impact on me. As i watched you get older i saw how much prettier you got every year, and how much more popular you got. I was so jealous. Ever since I was a child I have shrived to be like you. Now that i see you as an adult i was right to want to be like you. You are worry free, you do what you want to do; meanwhile, you are still very responsible.You have worked for everything you have right now. You are still very beautiful through diet and exercise. Granted you have gained a little bit, but gosh darn it, your still so pretty. I wish i could weigh as much as you. I wish i had that much will power to go running every day. You are going to college for a second time. It was because of you going to college the first time that made me want to go to college so bad. When you decided you needed to come back, it only made me more determined to do well in school. You are a person of success, and have accomplished so much in your life already. I still strive to have a good life like what you have. Your blessed with a good husband, a beautiful house, and a cute as a button dog. Thanks for influencing me Amanda

November 23, 2009 @ 12:03 AM

Logan Hobbs notices E.C. Vines: Dear Papaw, I want you to know how much I apprecitate you and the things I have learned from you. You have taught me that patience is an important quality to have, and that it makes life a lot easier. Things can be a lot more fun when your energy is not wasted on anger. Youve shown me that worrying about things that are out of your control only causes unecessary suffering. I cant think you enough for the lessons you have taught me, and the memories you have given me. Love, Logan

November 23, 2009 @ 12:01 AM

Stephanie notices Deborah: Dearest Deborah, I would like to thank you for everything. You have impacted my life in such a positive way and I am ever grateful to you. Although we live so far apart I have always felt that you are one of the closest people to me in my life. I am so glad I have such a beautiful person, inside and out, in my life. You are my second mother and one of my absolute best friends. Your advice has always been the best and your words of encouragement have reminded me of how lucky I am and to never take life for granted. I wish so badly I could give back half of what you have given and taught me. I know you are going through the hardest of times right now and I just want to remind you that someone is thinking of you and loves you. I am always here for you no matter what. Thank you for always being a genuine and wonderful person. I only hope I can shine as bright as you. I love you Deb! Love, Steph

November 22, 2009 @ 11:51 PM

Logan Hobbs notices Elvy Vines: Dear Granny, Thank you so much for the time and the energy you have put into showing me how much you love and care for me. Its easy for everyone to see that you have tried to be the best grandmother possible. Ill always have the memories of your house on sunday afternoons and how much fun we always had. You have shown me that putting all of your effort into everything you do really does pay off. This is only one of the many things you have taught me. I truly apprectiate you and what you have done for me. I couldnt ask for a better grandmother. Love, Logan

November 22, 2009 @ 11:49 PM

Logan Hobbs notices Doris Hobbs: Dear, Grandmama I felt like I should write and tell you how much I appreciate you and the influence you have made on me. You and grandaddy pretty much helped raise me, and I think that I learned a lot from you. Your the most compassionate person I know. Thats probably why everyone in the family calls you an angel. You showed me that its possible to deeply care for people without being spineless. Youve given me a healthy perspective on how to love others while not being taken advantage of. Its the best example of tough love that I can think of, and it has really impacted my perception and attitude toward the people in my life. I cant think you enough for you love and the lessons you have taught me. Love, Your favorite grandson

November 22, 2009 @ 11:43 PM

Stephanie notices Angel: Dear Angel, I know I may hardly ever show it but I greatly appreciate everything you do. You have always been such a hard worker and I have always looked up to you for your determination. Thank you for generously giving me a job that fateful July of 2006 and for being more than a manager but no less than a friend and a mom away from home for the past three years. You have seen past my sometimes stubborn-ness and have forgiven me when I was out of line. Thank you for understanding when I didn't deserve it. You are a wonderful person, mother, manager and friend. Don't let anyone ever tell you any different. I am always here for you anytime you need me..you know my number. Thank you for your patience, generosity and great advice. I love you "Momma Milhorn"! Love, Steph

November 22, 2009 @ 11:38 PM

Logan Hobbs notices Lynn Hobbs: Dear Grandaddy, I wanted to write you and tell you about how much I appreciate you, and about the important role you have played in my life. You basically helped raise me, seeing how you and grandmama would babysit me everyday while my parents were at work. Ive looked up to you since I was a child, and have leaned a lot from you. Most importantly, to have faith in yourself. You are completely comfortable with who you are and how you act. It has shown me that not everyones opinion of me has to become a reality. It has shown me how to take others thoughts into consideration without letting them control me. This is only one of the numerous invaluble lessons you have taught me, and I words cant express how much I am thankful for the impression you have made on me. Love, Your favorite Grandson

November 22, 2009 @ 11:33 PM

Logan Hobbs notices John Stevens: Dear, John If there is one teacher that has truly influenced my life for the better, it was you. Not only did you teach me academic lessons, but lesson of life as well. I learned how attitude can go a long way when dealing with others and yourself. Your the only person Ive ever met that has been truly in control of themselves. It wasnt just your positive and laid back attitude that affected me, but also your sense of humor. You always had a good joke to brighten everyones day. You taught me how to have confidence and to trust myself. I wanted to write and tell you how much I apprecitated you that you made a difference in my life. Sincerely, Logan

November 22, 2009 @ 11:26 PM

Stephanie notices Megan: Dear Meg, We might as well be sisters. We've fought like sisters, we've stood up for each other like sisters, and we'll always be there for each other like sisters. Thanks for everything. Thanks for letting me hang out with your older friends when I was younger and for being an influence to me today as you are a successful, beautiful young woman who I strive to be like. You have never for one minute stopped being my role model since as long as I can remember. You are a part of the reason I am who I am today. I'm so glad I have you in my life and I know I can always count on you no matter what. Thank you for being the big sister I never had and for being so eager to fill those shoes. You have made quite an impression in my life. I love you always sis. Love, Steph

November 22, 2009 @ 11:18 PM

Jeanee Birchfield notices Joni: Joni, Joni, Joni ~ Oh Lord, where should I begin? Do you ever get the feeling that between the two of us that we have seen, done and heard it ALL? I have so many fabulously fond memories that include you and I wanted you to know that is has never gone unnoticed the love, compassion and friendship that you have always shown ME and MINE. You are my oldest and dearest friend. I know that I could share anything with you and never be judged and if you are going to laugh at me that you'll just go ahead and do it to my face. HA! It is a wonderful feeling to know that if myself or one of my kids needed someone or something that you would never hesitate to make your own sacrifices for them or me. I feel secure in that fact because you have done it many times over already. You AND Kendall. Now that I think about it, I should have included him, as well. I realize this past year or so has been difficult and challenging for you guys, to say the least. I want you to know and understand that I see you as having the strength and courage of a hundred women. I also know that you are only human and as humans our hearts and minds can only absorb so much heartache before they both seem to start fighting against us. Combatting our own personal feelings and thoughts becomes the biggest part of the battle. You are an inspiration to me to continue to push forward in my own life regardless of what may lie ahead. I also appreciate immensely that you obviously think enough of me to share so much of your personal self . Thank you for simply being Joni. I can't even (or more to the point...I don't want to) imagine my life past, present or future without you. May GOD BLESS you and yours AND Joni....keep on, keepin on...NEVER give up because when more of lifes rewards start rolling your way AGAIN ....they will be plentiful and worth the wait. Wanna know how I know? Because a gal like you deserves only the best that life has to offer

November 22, 2009 @ 11:16 PM

Stephanie notices Gram: My Dearest Grandma, Words cannot express how much you mean to me. You are the most generous, selfless, optimistic person I know. You have given me so much in the past 19 years and I will always appreciate everything you have done for me. You have been there for me through everything no questions asked and when I was at my lowest point, you helped to bring me back up. I am so glad I have a grandmother like you who can make me feel better and safer about any one of my problems. You have been my rock in this life and nothing I can do could ever compensate for all the tremendous generosity that you have shown to me. I only hope that one day I can finally be even with you. (haha). Thank you so very much for always listening when that was all I needed. I love you very much. Love, Steph

November 22, 2009 @ 11:02 PM

Courtney Radtke notices Sue Radtke: Oh, Mom, where do I even begin? You are such a wonderful mother to me, that I feel foolish trying to put this down in a letter. I cannot hope to capture how much you have done for me into words. I was so scared when I found out I was pregnant, but there you were, with comforting words. I do not know why I was so surprised, because you have always been there. I will never forget those first few days when I brought Kaleigh home from the hospital and you taught me how to take care of my daughter. I love the special moments we have when we are shopping together, or working on one of your puzzles :) I feel very blessed to have you in my life and to have your love so unconditionally. You have embraced all of the important moments in my life with loving arms and understanding words of encouragement. This last year has been rough on us, but we are making it through, just like I always knew we would. When you got divorced from Dad, I hope that I had given you the same type of love and encouragement that you have always given me. I am glad you are such a strong woman! I know not of my choices have been smart ones, but I am so glad that even as dumb as they were, I got to share them with you. No one is really guaranteed another day on this Earth, and if something happens to either one of us, I want you to know how lucky I feel to have you and that I have loved you forever, and I will love you always. When I was growing up, you were my mother...now that I'm an adult, you are my friend. I look forward to the many more years we have together and making more special moments and traditions. I love you like I love a Coach purse. Thank you for inspiring me to go back to school and teaching me to be a good mother to my daughter. I love you Mom!

November 22, 2009 @ 10:50 PM

Stephanie notices Mom: Dear Mom, First of all I would like to start out by saying that I am extremely lucky to have a mother like you. I know we may sometimes have our arguments and we get mad and say things we don't mean, but I wouldn't trade any of it for the world. You are always there for me no matter what and I really appreciate that although I may not always show it. From the little things like "straightening" my messy room to coming to get me in the freezing cold to change my flat tire, I will never forget all that you do to make my day just a little bit better. I know there will be plenty more fights to come as it is normal for mother and daughter but just remember that I don't mean any of the harsh things I may say and that I do love you very much. It's me and you against the world and together, we can do anything. You are my best friend Mom. Again..Thank you. With Love, Steph

November 22, 2009 @ 10:42 PM

Courtney Radtke notices Jerome Kelley: I do not know where to even begin with you :) You have been a part of my life for so long, that I feel for you as a brother, rather than as a friend. You are truly the greatest friend anyone could ever have. You have shown your friendship to me more times than I can count and you have never asked for anything in return, other than my friendship. You have impacted my life because you have given me someone to talk to, to confide in, when I felt there was no one who would listen. When my daughter needs a father figure in her life for certain things, you are always the first one to step up to the plate. I think of you as a member of my family, because you are. You have shared more moments with me than anyone I have ever known. I will always treasure you in my life, and I am so grateful to know you and to live next door to you. I know that your help is only a phone call away, and I hope that you know I am only a phone call away for you. I love you like you are my own brother. Thank you for all that you do for me.

November 22, 2009 @ 10:42 PM

Courtney Radtke notices Kaleigh Shipley: My Dearest Kaleigh, I am writing to you to tell you the joy you have brought into my life. I never knew I could love another soul so completely and so unconditionally. I never wanted a child until I found out I was pregnant with you. When the doctor placed you in my arms, I had never felt so completely fulfilled before. Raising you has been the most wonderful experience of my life. You are such a smart, sweet, funny little girl! Every time I look at you, my heart feels like it is going to explode with love. When you started your first day of Kindergarten, I was so afraid to let go of you, and afraid that you would get lost in the shuffle of the other children, but you have proven yourself to be so capable. You are such a strong, brave little girl who is not afraid of anything. You embrace everything in life with excitement and enthusiasm and you have taught me to do the same. You make me so happy and I look forward to cherishing all the special moments in your life with you. You are truly an angel!

November 22, 2009 @ 10:37 PM

Courtney Radtke notices Nick Radtke: I would like to share with you some of the ways I feel you have impacted my life. I wanted to tell you thank you for helping pay bills at our house so that we can all survive and have somewhere to live. I am sorry that we not get along all the time, but I really do love you. I think we have the kind of relationship where we like to pick on each other. We both do things that annoy each other, but we will always be brother and sister. My hope is someday that we can get along and maybe be like mom and her brothers. I know in the past I have said otherwise, but I have usually said these things out of anger. I have never actually meant them. I know it is a lot to ask for us to get along, but I am willing to work on it if you will. You have impacted my life by providing a home me and my daughter, Kaleigh, and being a father figure for her that she has never had. For these reasons, I will always love you. I'm so glad that I have an older brother. And I know you care, even when you pretend you do not. I look forward to amending our relationship in the future and becoming closer brother and sister. Thank you for always being there.

November 22, 2009 @ 10:31 PM

Courtney Radtke notices Brandon Shipley: For my Social Psychology project, I have to write five letters to people who have impacted my life. Although you have impacted my life, it has not been in a positive way. First off, you gave me my daughter, Kaleigh, and for that, I will always be eternally grateful. However, you have abandoned your daughter, and for that, I will always dislike you. It breaks my heart when holidays pass by and Kaleigh does not hear from you. How do you explain to a five year old that her father does not want to see her?? Kaleigh realizes that some of her friends at school have fathers who are active in their lives, but she does not understand why she does not. When she is asked where her father is, she responds, "I do not have one." I appreciate the child support you send to help raise Kaleigh, but it takes more than money to be a father. The child support also upsets me because you are acknowledging you are a father by paying it, but you are neglecting the important parts of your daughter's life. I think some day I will be able to forgive you, but you have greatly hurt two people in your decisions: yourself and your daughter. You have hurt yourself because you will never see the joy of Kaleigh's smile, to watch her perform in a school play or have her cuddle up to you when she is sick. You have hurt Kaleigh because she will never know what it is like to bond with you, or to look forward to spending the evening with you when you come home from work. But as angry as I am at you, I do not wish a neglectful parent on anyone, not even you. I hope someday you will realize the things you have cheated your daughter out of and try to make amends on this situation. I believe you could be a good father, you just have to find the desire to do so.

November 22, 2009 @ 10:24 PM

Jeanee Birchfield notices Lacey-Kaitlyn: My dearest daughter, There probably isn't anything that I could say to you that I haven't already said repeatedly before. You have given me so many pleasures since God gifted me with you as my first born. You MADE ME a mama, no doubt my most favorite role in life. I take so much pride in being your mother that it is hard for me to express in words with any amount of accuracy how much you mean to me and our family. HE really knew what he was doing when he made you the leader of my pack, so to speak. Noah and Zoe absolutely could not have a better big sister in you. Although not perfect (oh how boring and dull you would be :) I still believe you to be one of the most kind and compassionate people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. It's just completely an added bonus that you call me Mama or Mimzy or whatever happens to come out of your mouth at the time. You have taught me so much since you were a little girl Lacey, one of the most important being, unconditional love. You are absolutely beautiful, smart and oh so witty. I appreciate sooooo much in you that "what you see is what you get". I do have to tell you that I miss you being a little girl BUT as a young lady, I couldn't possibly have a better friend than you. I can confide in you, cry to you, vent to you and sometimes even yell at you and somehow you still manage to respect and obviously even like me too. Maybe it's because we seem to always laugh A LOT more than we ever do anything else. YOU ARE AWESOME KID and have the nature and abilities to make a very fine nurse one day very soon. I would actually WANT my life or anyone elses that I love to be in your caring hands. As I said before you have given me so much over the years and most recently a son in law. WOW! I am so excited for you to begin this very exciting chapter of your life. Having a partner like Jacob is such a blessing for you and the rest of our family, as well. Work hard baby girl to see it all through whatever bridges you may cross...do it TOGETHER. Noone knows better than you that there is no "I" in team. Marriage and the partnership that it symbolizes is an honest to goodness GIFT. Your work ethic, determination to succeed and your big 'ol fluffy heart never ceases to amaze me. YOU inspire ME and I love you with all my heart and soul.

November 22, 2009 @ 10:21 PM

Melissa notices Dad: Dad, Whenever I moved away from home I think it put up a barrier between us. I never wanted it to be that way, and I think that we have both tried to ignore the situation and pretend that it never happened. However I think it IS important to bring that up and tell you I am sorry. I never wanted to hurt you by moving away. I should have done a better job at making sure you two knew that I love you and just wanted more freedom. I never moved because I did not want you in my life. I love you very much. You have been an extremely good daddy to us. You have always helped me with anything I needed. You have been a great provider for all of us. You have shown us great examples of why it is important to be a hard worker. In fact, remember how I always wanted to be both a pharmacist and a travel agent? J You and mom have shown us it is important to go to church. You have done your best to instill good Christian values in us. You have been my handy man every time my car has a problem. And I understand every time you stay up late worrying about me it is only because you love me. None of this goes without thanks. I love you very much. For all the times I haven’t told you or shown you that to the full extent, I am sorry. You are my one and only daddy and I would never choose another person for that role. Thank you for being there for me through everything, especially everything that has been happening recently. I am happy that you will be around to be the greatest grandfather to my baby. Your Little One

November 22, 2009 @ 9:56 PM

Nicole notices Britt: I wanted to let you know how glad I am to have you back in my life. It's so great, when we got back in touch with each other it was like we picked up right where we left off. You are one of my dearest friends. We even get the joy of having girls the same age and can share that together too, where other people might not understand. I know I can talk to you about anything, and I mean anything, and you will always be there. That is a great feeling and I hope you know I offer you the same thing. = )

November 22, 2009 @ 9:49 PM

Jacqueline notices J: You have been my best friend for as long as I can remember. When we were little you were always there for me when I needed you, no problem was too big or too small. As the years passed us by and now we are all grown up I can not think of a time when we were at odds with each other or could not count on each other. Thanks for being a friend.

November 22, 2009 @ 9:42 PM

Melissa notices Tammy: Mom, You have continuously done your best to raise my sisters and I. At times we hated your rules and couldn’t possibly understand why you made them. As I have grown older I have started to understand why you did. You did, and continue to do, what you feel is best for us. Like many other moms you could have easily stopped talking to me or disowned me when you found out I was pregnant. Even if things did not happen exactly the way either of us had planned for my life, you have loved me and respected my decisions through everything. You have been here for me 100% and I thank you for that. I feel that we had grown apart some after I moved away, but I think that Adeena has brought us a lot closer already. I can’t wait to see how our relationship grows once she gets here. It makes me so happy when you talk to my stomach (Adeena) and are so excited to be a grandmother. I am now, more than ever before, seeing what it takes to be a mom. I have put you through many things in the past, but you have stood strong and have been a good influence to my sisters and I. I thank you for this. I thank you for teaching us the things you believe in. I thank you for loving us through our mistakes. You continue to be a wonderful mom and will be a wonderful grandmother. I am so glad that you will be in my daughter’s life to teach her all the things you taught me. I cannot imagine it any other way! I love you mom! Little One

November 22, 2009 @ 9:40 PM

Nicole notices Pops and Granny: I wanted to let you two know that I do appreciate how much you do for me and have always done for me. You never want to take credit for how you help me and others in so many ways but we do recognize it. You guys have basically been my parents and though we are 'only' grandchild/grandparents, you guys are the closest thing to parents in my life. I'm glad to have you around. We love you lots! Have a happy anniversary, too! = )

November 22, 2009 @ 9:40 PM

Jeanee Birchfield notices Jody: Birchfield you are, without a shadow of a doubt, the coolest cat I know or have EVER known! I have always felt a great deal of pride and privilege to be on your "team". TOGETHER we have lept over lifes hurdles time and again in all the years we have known each other, most of which as husband and wife. I believe you to be the epitome of what a "super daddy" (as Zoe Rose would say :) really and truly is. It's an awesome feeling for me to KNOW that I can ALWAYS count on you, regardless of the circumstances. In my eyes and heart ~ you are the perfect man ~ tough on the outside with a creamy sweet center. I may never know whether the Big Guy upstairs was smiling on me OR if it was merely the luck of the Irish that brought us together. All I know for sure is......you STILL make my heart skip a beat when you smile and wink at me. And just so ya know....I never ever take it for granted that you make/take the time to call me from work everyday single day and ALWAYS kiss me goodnight. I was thinking just now that...in all the many years we have been making a family, a future and a life together.... I can't recall any one day that you didn't tell me that you loved me even when we aren't exactly seeing eye to eye at any particular moment in time. I think it ROCKS to be your gal. I love and respect you with all that I am and then some. Most importantly...I just really really like you period.

November 22, 2009 @ 9:35 PM

Melissa notices Adeena: My Little Adeena Grace, I have yet to meet you. Right now you are still kicking inside me, more or less beating me up because you have gotten so big! Your Papi and I are excited to meet you, Adeena. I like to think about who you will look like. Papi and I talk a lot about what hair and skin color you will have. Everyone talks about how beautiful they think your skin color will be. We think you may have green eyes because of your Grandmother, Aunt, and Uncle, and me. I have had dreams about the way you look, but in each dream you always look different. We are just very excited to see what race you will favor, even though no matter what color you are, it will be beautiful! You have caused a lot of excitement with both of our families. Neither side has ever had a Mexican-American baby before. You are the only one and that makes you extra special! Your Grandmother is very excited to meet you. She talks to you and loves to feel and watch you move around. So many friends and family members want to see you and hold you too! You are a very popular girl. J My Adeena, you make me want to be a better person. That is why I am in school right now. I did not want to take any more school, but I want you to have a good and comfortable life. It will take a little while and I need to work hard, but it is a lot easier when I know I am doing it for you. I want to be the best Mami. Sometimes I will make mistakes, but I want you to know that I will try my best for you. We cannot wait to meet you, Adeena. We have less than a week now and are so excited! Mami

November 22, 2009 @ 9:27 PM

Melissa notices Eder: Eder (Mi prometido) , I love listening to you tell the story about the first time we saw each other. Even though we didn’t talk, you still had me on your mind for a long time after. The first time I talked to you I was excited and nervous. Not only because you spoke mostly Spanish, but also because I liked you. Even though at first I was nervous, we hit it off. You have constantly done all that you could to show me how much you cared and how important I was to you. I was scared that we would end up the same way as my past relationships had gone, and that I wouldn’t be able to open up myself to you. I was scared I would hurt you in the long run, even though I had a feeling I could trust you. Even though I had to get through some difficult feelings, I did. You helped me to open up myself to you. That is a pretty big thing, because I was so scared to be in a serious relationship again. But you helped me to see that not everyone had bad intentions in their relationships. You helped me see that things don’t always have to end up badly. You have been fully supportive of the way I am, you have loved me through times that I do not think I deserve to be loved. You have openly shared some hard and difficult stories of your life, and you have trusted me in return to take care of you and be supportive of you. When we found out I was pregnant, I was not scared of how the situation would turn out. With most of the men I know, it would have been a very scary thing. But you were so happy to be a father, and you immediately got a better job to support the baby and me. You have worked non-stop to help save money for the baby. You have worked endless hours a week. Then you come home to help me with the dishes, clean and lift things I cannot, work on your English pronunciation, give me back rubs, and foot massages. You are a superman honey. I know I haven’t always thanked you for everything you’ve done. I have been moody at times and you still continue to be supportive of me. It means so much to me when you talk to Adeena in my stomach, when you take the time to make me dinner, when I am short with you and you just smile and shrug it off, and the way you are constantly showing me you love me in large and small ways. I am truly blessed to have someone like you in my life. I love you, and I cannot wait to see where our future takes us. Melissa (Tu prometida)

November 22, 2009 @ 9:26 PM

Melissa notices Myron: Myron, From the moment I met you I knew that there was something special we were going to share. Well, it took a little while for me to get over the infatuation. Never the less I have cherished our friendship from day one. If you don’t believe me then remember this: I wrote a poem just for you! We have truly shared so much, and I feel that out of all my friends you have always been there for me to give me GOOD advice. Out of all the advice you have given me, the one I have been working on the most is “Never go to sleep angry”. It seems simple enough, but I tend to find myself in that predicament and every time I have talked myself out of being angry I understand why you say it. I remember how you told me that it took a while to truly and fully respect someone, and that I needed to earn it. And I remember how I wanted to work SO hard to get to that point. I also remember how it felt when I did get to that point. I felt on top of the world. Myron, we have shared a lot. Mostly we have shared endless laughs, family guy quotes, crazy stories as well as the weird stuff (snow shoes). But the times I remember the most are when we cried, the long talks about our pain, the advice we gave to each other, and even the long silences that didn’t require any words. It really amazes me that when I couldn’t sleep at 3:35 a.m. and called you were always awake too, and vice versa. I want you to know that you really do mean so much to me. I know that during this stage of our lives we are more separated and feel really distant from each other. I think about you a lot. I will always wonder how much closer of a friendship we would have had if only we had lived in the same state! I feel so connected to you now it’s kind of a crazy thought. You have given so much to me. I hope I have given some of that back to you in return. Myron, I love you. I know it’s hard to hear sometimes, especially when we’ve been through some really crappy stuff in the past. But I do! And it’s not the mushy stuff, or infatuation so you’d better not even start to think that! I love you for who you are, even if you are goofy at times. I love how you are always so much smarter than me, even if it makes me feel stupid most of the time. I love how you are continuously growing in life, and how no matter how small or large that change is, it makes me love you even more. Always, Zippy

November 22, 2009 @ 9:25 PM

Meagan Stone notices Maritza and Heidi: Dear Heidi and Maritza, I don't know how I would have survived high school with out you guys. You were my best friends and the two people I could confide in. There isn't a place in Erwin, where I don't get reminded of the great times we had together! A lot of them relate to our time in band. All of that color guard drama! It still surprises me how we remained friends those 2 years, when there was a fight every two weeks! If we weren't mad at someone in guard, we were pissed at Mr. Williams. Even when I was captain, you two gave me advice and I always tried to get your idea on things before I made any decision. You really were my co-captains! At the last competition, when we were accepting our trophies I was so glad to be standing there with you guys. Especially, since you helped me make up parts of our show, and change the fight song. I know, I was all that and a bag of chips, but I still learned things from you guys. I learned that there are people I can rely on, and that while change isn't always fun, sometimes it can be. Most importantly, I learned to take the good with the bad. I hated those stupid overalls we had to wear for the train show, but even to this day I can't throw them away or burn them because its the last thing I was forced to wear with you guys on the field. The last thing I learned, is that when you attack the drum line with water balloons they will seek revenge. We didn't always cause trouble, but when we did, it was memorable. Like all those nights roaming the streets of Johnson city, or even decorating Steven's car. Other people might call it vandalism, we just think of it as a makeover. I miss just hanging with you guys, going to the movies and eating pollo loco. I know lately, we've been out of touch, but you guys are never far from my mind. As I plan my future I find myself picturing you two somewhere nearby. At my wedding, whether your sitting in a pew, or hopefully standing beside me, I hope you will both be aware of how important your friendships have been to me and will continue to be. Forever grateful of your friendship, Meagan

November 22, 2009 @ 8:29 PM

Rhonda Belcher notices Ronnie and Jenny: Ronnie and Jenny, I want to let you know that I notice what awesome people you both are. You are my siblings, my lil brother and my lil sis, you both have helped to mold me into the person I have become and even helped in shaping me as a parent. Thank you both for being a helping hand, voice, or an ear when I needed you. I remember when each one of you were brought home and added into my life, I loved you both so much and bossed you guys around and helped to take care of you, and now that we are adults, you both do this for me! Thank you both for always, always, being the people I can count on for anything, and for loving me unconditionally. You are both beautiful people, inside and out, and you have taught me to be a person that you can both, hopefully, be proud of. I am grateful to God, for giving me you two specific people to be my brother and sister!! Thank you both for an awesome childhood, and the support to get me through life. Thank You, Love, Rhonda.

November 22, 2009 @ 2:01 PM

Rebecca Fowler notices Azaria: One would never know how difficult it is to be driving down the road while in labor, until it is experienced first hand. The contractions grew stronger with every mile and my foot would release the gas pedal due to the pain. It is a wonder I managed to stay on the road. You were the most precious baby girl I had ever seen with your black hair and turquoise eyes. Being my first born we had to overcome my lack of knowledge and experience with babies, but you hung in there with unconditional love. What a great day when you learned to talk, because honestly I hate charades. A unique daughter you are; one who is intelligent beyond her years, observant, caring, and creative. I enjoy all the fun we have dancing, learning and painting. Having you has made me grow and expand in ways I would not have anticipated or would have done otherwise. I am proud of your determination, and the hard work you exhibit daily. Watching you grow and mature has been my honor and I am excited to see how you utilize your talents. My love for you is infinite and I am proud to be called your mom. I love you, my little four wheeling mama.

November 22, 2009 @ 2:00 PM

Rhonda Belcher notices Herman Price: Herman, I’m letting you know I notice the person you are and since the first time we met , I felt a bond with you and an un conditional love that I don’t think I would have experienced in this life without meeting you. You have always given me the most passionate love, and for that, I am so grateful!! I appreciate your strong values, your prideful manner, and the tender man that you are. You have touched my soul to the core, and though we have hard times you have shown me a Love that I will treasure for as long as I live. The way you love me has taught me how to love in a deeper more compassionate way and I truly bless the day you came in my life. I love you with everything I am and with every emotion I have. Thank you for your Love!! Love, Rhonda.

November 22, 2009 @ 1:59 PM

Rhonda Belcher notices Mom and Dad: Mom and Dad, I want to thank you both and let you know I notice you for always being such caring, loving, and supportive parents to me , my siblings and even to my children. You are both great role models to our immediate family, and also to our extended family. You have always shown me dedication and an unwavering strength in staying together and in keeping our family together. I appreciate all of your help to me through the hard times, and for enjoying the good times with me. You are both people to look up too and you have been Guardian Angels in so many peoples lives, that it would be hard to count them, so from the bottom of my heart I want to thank you both, and I love you both for the wonderfully moral, and ethically awesome human beings you guys are!! Love, Rhonda.

November 22, 2009 @ 1:57 PM

Rhonda Belcher notices Chelsi Belcher: Dear Chelsi, I am so grateful that I became pregnant with you 17 years ago, you were unexpected, and I was so scared when I found out I was going to have you, but when they put you in my arms, the love I felt for you made me feel as if my heart was going to burst. It was an overwhelming and awesome feeling, and it has only grown stronger over our life together. I am so proud of your caring nature and and strong sense of morals and your undying honesty and compassion. You have given me a reason to be a better person and a lot of times, the will to live! The love you give me, has at times, brought me to tears because I am so thankful that I have you. I’m so proud of the fine trustworthy women you have become. You and your brother are my heart and soul in this life and I feel so blessed to have you! I love you more than anything else in my life. Thank you for being you. Love, MOM.

November 22, 2009 @ 1:55 PM

Rhonda notices Brandon Belcher: Dear Brandon, You are one of my most proud moments, the day I gave birth to you was the happiest day that I can remember ever having. The love that I had for you at that moment was the most fulfilling thing I have ev er felt and it has only grown stronger throughout our life together. The wonderful caring heart you have and your will to do great things in this life have inspired me to strive to be a better person. Thank you for the love and inspiration you have given me, and thank you for being such an upstanding honest and trustworthy addition to my life. I feel so blessed to have you and I love you more than anything else in my life. You and your sister are my heart and soul in this life. I am so proud of the man that you have grown up to be! Thank you for being you!!Love, MOM.

November 22, 2009 @ 1:53 PM

Tristan notices Elizabeth: My bestest friend ever. I am so happy that you came into my life when I least expected it. You have not only inspired me, but you have also helped me gain the courage and confidence in myself that i have been lacking nearly my whole life. To this day, you have been my biggest role model. You have shown me through example that if you work hard for what you believe in, and what you care about, you can live your life to its fullest. I wouldn't be where I am today without the love, support, inspiration, and kindness that you have provided for me since the day we met. You have shown me that my life has much more meaning than I ever could have known. I love you unconditionally, and I can't wait to live the rest of my life with you. Thank you for everything you do. Love Tristan

November 22, 2009 @ 1:35 PM

Tristan notices Mom: Im writing this to thank you for being you. i cant show you enough gratitude for always believing in me and giving me unconditional support for all of the decisions Ive made on my journey through life. I can't imagine how hard it must have been to be a single mother, trying to raise 3 unruly children (and a saint), working difficult jobs that required more time that you had just to make sure that you were able to provide for us. We never went without any of the necessities in life, and you always tried to make sure we were happy. I also want to thank you for making the terribly hard decisions you did that helped turn my life around. At the time I couldn't have disliked you more, but its almost as if i was running through life with my eyes closed, I don't know where I would be had you not helped me to slow down and see life through a whole new perspective. I also want to thank you for showing me that no matter where you are in life, or how unhappy you are with your current situation, things can always be changed as long as you put your mind to it. Im very proud of you for being back in school and doing what makes you happy. I love you mom, Tristan

November 22, 2009 @ 1:07 PM

Rebecca Fowler notices Cathy Fowler: A large black window mirrors my reflection as I stand by an old coil heater in a crowded room waiting. Waiting for my mother to come; waiting for a mother who promised to come during intermission to help with the costume change. Everyone is moving with lightening speed, hectically, as I stand still in a green leotard. When told to change costumes I refuse because I am waiting for you. Unbeknownst to me, you did come to the room, but were turned away by the assistants. In the past you have stated that I will never let you live that down, but the fact is seemly bad experiences are easily retrievable because there are so few. The fact is you are the greatest mother a girl could ever wish for. It is rare to find a person that gives so freely and wholly to everyone; their joy is joy and their pain is also your pain. Thank you for all the sacrifices, encouragement, and love throughout childhood and into my adulthood. A more interactive mother and grandmother there is not.

November 22, 2009 @ 12:38 PM

Tristan notices Chris: Im not sure Ive ever explained to you how proud I am of you for all that you've set your mind to and all that you've accomplished in life. With everything that Ive attempted and failed to see through, you have always come up behind me, and completed. Whether or not it was anything like you expected it to be, failure has never been an option. Unlike me, you have always stuck it out, and accomplished your goals. I think that as you continue on through life, when you put your heart and mind to something, you will always come out on top. Growing up in different houses took a toll on our relationship when we were younger, but Im so glad now to have you so much closer and especially only a phone call away if I ever need you. Keep up the hard work bud, you've shown me that anything is possible as long as you want it bad enough. Love ya, Tristan

November 22, 2009 @ 12:34 PM

Tristan notices Jaison: Jaison, when I think back, i have no idea who you were when we were children. We were never friends, we never had any similar interests and honestly i don't remember much about your life. But the crazy thing is, we have both struggled immensely in our journeys, we have both overcome many heavy obstacles in our paths, and some how we've become closer than we have ever been before. I am so glad things are different now. I am noticing you here because of how proud I am to have you as a brother, a friend, and most importantly a role model. You have shown me that no matter how bad things can get, with a positive mind, and a lot of effort, you can change your life for the best. Im sure it hasn't been easy for you, but when I step back and look at where you're at.. I can't wait to be like you. Youre a very hard worker, and such an amazing husband, provider, and father for Angie, Kailey and Emma. Thank you for giving me hope and support when i needed it most, Love Tristan

November 22, 2009 @ 12:03 PM

Tristan notices Elise: Even as my little sister, you have been a huge role model in my life. I am so proud of you for keeping such a great head on your shoulders, and following through with your goals and aspirations. As the youngest of us, you were the first sibling to graduate college, you took on numerous challenges along the way, and although Im positive that you have just as many difficulties as anyone else, you make life look easy, always following through with what you set your mind to. You have shown me that it doesn't have to be as difficult as I have often imagined, if I would only put as much energy into trying as I have into not trying. Im very proud of you for completing your yoga certification, and I know deep in my heart that you are going to be the best mother that any child could ever ask for. Im so happy to have you as my sister, and I wish the best for you and Kevin in life.. I love you, Tristan

November 22, 2009 @ 11:39 AM

Rhonda Belcher notices Brandon Belcher: Dear Brandon,

November 21, 2009 @ 8:22 PM

Brittany Cavin notices Amy Luethke: I am sending you this email to acknowledge the impact you have had on my life. Even though you, yourself have not been a positive influence on my life, the consequences of your actions have. I know that I will always love my family, regardless of who they marry, what they look like, or how jealous I am of them. I will love my sister as I love myself. She is my blood..forever a part of me. I will never abandon her. You also show me that when a man decides to do you wrong, not to do what you do and pretend it never happened. I will stand up for what I believe in, and not let my low self-esteem keep me in a dead relationship. Thank you for showing me how not to live my life. I am grateful for that.

November 21, 2009 @ 8:03 PM

Brittany Cavin notices Adam Carter: I love you. That's said so much in my time with you isn't it? Well, here is why. You make me smile in the most awful situations, that is something I never thought I could do. You helped bring me out of the greatest depression I have encountered so far in life. You made me cherish the time I have with my family, and made me cherish every moment in my walk through life with Christ. Everyday I think "wow, how lucky I am to have such a great person in my life.." You came to me as an answered prayer, and forever I am grateful for that. God sent you to me when I needed someone most. You have yet to leave my side. I cannot wait to be Mrs. Carter. I feel like I am already. Your carefree personality and smile that lights up my world is what I look forward to every morning when I wake up, and dream about at night when I am asleep. You are so much to me...I hope I never lose you. I love you.

November 21, 2009 @ 7:58 PM

Brittany Cavin notices Jerry Cavin: Hi Daddy! I want to use this email to let you know how important you are to my life. You don't hear this enough, but you are a great man. You have taught me that honest work makes an honest living, and working hard for what you want reaps the greatest benefits. You are an outstanding father, and such a caring person even if you say you're gonna get your gun and shoot every animal in sight, I know better =P. You deserve the world Dad, you really do. You are such a good man and I hope I one day marry a man that's even half the man you are! You take such good care of all the people you love, and that to me is the most admirable trait anyone can have. I have been blessed to have you as my Daddy. If I won a million dollars, I think I would give it all to you, because you have done so much more for me than anyone else. You're always there when I need you, and I hope I can do the same for you! I love you so much Dad.

November 21, 2009 @ 7:49 PM

Brittany Cavin notices Andre Arsenault: I just want you to know, that even though I may never see you again in my life, you are still a great part of who I am. Knowing you for 6+ years has taught me so much about myself. I have learned that I have so much more patience than I ever thought possible, and I learned how to love someone regardless of their faults. Thank you for making me a stronger person, and showing me the beauty in every aspect of life. I hope that one day your life is what you want it to be, and that maybe one day I can at least speak to you once again. Thank you for bringing out the true me in the worst of times. I will NEVER forget you, as long as I am alive.

November 21, 2009 @ 7:43 PM

Brittany Cavin notices Cindy Puck: I just want to take this time to tell you what a wonderful mother you are to me. Despite everything that has happened in life, you have come out on top with a wonderful husband, three children, a million animals, and a very healthy lifestyle. If it wasn't for you being such a good role model for me, I don't think I would be the person I am today (that's a good thing!). Your never-ending devotion to your family has shown me to never give up on the people you love, even in the most difficult of situations. I love you more than anything. You are my best friend and the best mother. I am beyond blessed to have you in my life.

November 21, 2009 @ 5:09 PM

Richard Wilson notices Lisa Wilson: Greetings Lisa Having recently spent a great deal of time thinking about those who have influenced me throughout my life, it came to my attention that sometimes the best measurement of one’s influence can’t be defined in terms of things given. I don’t mean to imply that you haven’t given to me, we both know the inverse of that is true, but rather to say that your influence on my life has come from your willingness to let me unload my negativity and self doubt on you, thereby allowing me to face the world with a positive, confident attitude. You are my confidant, my sounding board, and polishing cloth of my ideas. I can talk to you openly about my fears, frustrations, doubts, and negative emotions without judgment or condemnation, and I can share with you my hopes, aspirations, dreams, and goals without rebuke. With you as my support, I can stand firm in the face of adversity. Thank you for all you do. I’m forever in your debt. Richard

November 21, 2009 @ 4:04 PM

Richard Wilson notices Cate Strain: Professor Strain During my first semester in college, seventeen years after dropping out of high school, one of my first classes was your comp. 1 class. At that point, my academic goal was just to pass. I was very unsure of my academic ability, and felt that I was somewhat disadvantaged by my non-traditional status. The self confidence that I had enjoyed in other areas of my life, was missing in this new environment. I have no doubt that had that my confidence level remained low; I would not have experienced the academic success that I now enjoy. You were instrumental in the development of my self efficacy in this regard. If I were to address every way in which you positively influenced my self concept, this e-mail would become an instructional manual for effective college level teaching. Rather than giving an account of an entire semester, I just want to give you recognition, and thanks, for enabling my success at this institution and beyond. You convinced me that not only was it possible for me to succeed, but that my life experience made my non- traditional status a blessing rather than a curse. Your words and actions were the light that illuminated the path connecting my success in other areas of my life to the success I can achieve in this area. You made me realize that the tools necessary to build success in life are the same as those needed to build success in academia, and by so doing, gave me the confidence to pursue my goals. Sincerest thanks Richard Wilson

November 21, 2009 @ 4:02 PM

Kathy notices Debi: This is a project for my Social PSCY class, in which we are suppose to send letters to people who have made a difference in our lives. You are one of those people. You are a very important part of my life and I love you very much. I feel very lucky to have you as my sister and that Lucian has you as an aunt. Some of the best memories I have was spending time with you and the kids in the house that burnt down and the trailer you lived in after that. I remember taking David and walking up the road on back into the hills. One day we found some blackberries and picked them. I doubt we had more than 2 cups but we brought them back and tried to make your breakfast with them. The breakfast turned out rather nasty and we ended up throwing it away. I also remember the times you would take us to the park so we could swim in the water and lay in the sand. Even though you were exhausted from working graveyard shift you would still take us. I just want to let you know what a wonderful sister you have been to me. You rock Teal Starlight (your name on a hippie generator). Love, Kathy

November 20, 2009 @ 12:29 PM

Jenny Bailey notices Dylan Appleton: My first born son, I am so proud of the young man you have become-your confindent, reliable, dominant, a leader, and you have a kind heart that is loyal, and I have so much faith in the possibilities your future holds-college especially, the knowledge that you will never use drugs, and the faith that you can achieve any goal you set forth-because your are an overachiever with a drive that is beyond your peers! You inspire me so much and don't even know it! From the day I brought you home from the hospital you have shaped my life-because of my love for you and the desire to give you a life full of opportunity as well as showing you to never quit or give up-because you are your own destiny! Your my hope, my motivation to graduate college so that I can show you that if at first we don't succeed-we try try again and it will pay off in the end! I dream of helping you through college! But I will be here for you my sweet babyboy through any tough times you face troughout life.....always! I may seem tough on you at times but it's only because I love you so much and want so much for you in life! I will always love you unconditionally Dylan, my beautiful son, and you will always inspire me to be better than I am! No matter what you do in life-I will always be proud of the person you are! I thank God for the day your were born, and for each day thereafter, for giving me a son as wonderful as you.

November 19, 2009 @ 4:53 PM

Jenny Bailey notices Gilbert Presnell: Since the day I met you, you made me forget all my fears. You kissed away my tears and gave me hope for a better tomarrow. I never believed in any man except my dad until I met you. Your everything I've ever dreamed of in a man. Honest, reliable, loving, and LOYAL! You give my life direction and you give me faith in myself that I can accomplish anything as long as I believe in myself-always telling me "I know you can do it, your the smartest person I know"! You have taught me so much-by the wonderful person that you are-and I can only hope to be more like you one day. You inspire me to try harder, to be a better mother-by seeing what a wonderful father you are, and you make me see how important my parents, children, and family are to me! I'm a better person by just knowing you and I can never thank you enough for the love, trust, and wonderful memories you have given me! Your my best friend as well as lover and to share my life with you gives me more happiness than words can say. You are a blessing to me, an angel sent from God, and I thank Him everyday for our love. You had me at Hello! LOL!

November 19, 2009 @ 4:32 PM

Jenny Bailey notices Rhonda Belcher: When we were little girls I always looked up to you and wanted to be just like you-something I never could quite accomplish! You have been my best friend since birth, at times you've been my parent, my inspiration when I'm down and my shoulder when I need to cry and vent(which has been often), and I just want to say thank you so much my beautiful sister for supporting me-financially and emotionally both, giving me direction when I'm lost, keeping my darkest secrets from the world, helping me up when I fall down, believing in me when I don't believe in myself, beating up my bullies in school when I was too little to fend for myself, giving me advise when I need it, when everyone else is tired of hearing me you always listen, for good times and girl times, for family love, for setting me straight when I need disipline, and for never turning me away when I need you! Your my inspiration to be a better person-like you! I recognize you for your class, your honor, your loyalty, dignity, friendship, love, and for being one of the best women I have ever known in my life! Your so kind hearted-like our Mom-and I only wish I could be more like you both!

November 19, 2009 @ 4:15 PM

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