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
Jenny Bailey notices Kelisha Shelton: I never dreamed I’d have a child at 19 years old, but the day I had you was the day I learned what real love truly is. You were the best baby girl, and a mother couldn’t ask for a child better than you! You have shaped my life in ways you could never dream of. When I felt like giving up when times were so hard for us-I’d look into your beautiful sweet little face and KNOW that I could never give up because I had you counting on me. I strived to be better-as a mother, as a person, and had to be more responsible and dependable because I wanted to give you all I possibly could in life. Though we have been through many hard times, you helped me to see the good in my life and overcome the bad. You…my only daughter and my first born child, helped me realize that I am so blessed-by your sweetness and caring ways, your respect, your friendship, and most of all with your love. You are my best friend, my babygirl, and I confide in you my everything. I feel that I kind of grew up with you and sometimes I may have leaned on you a little bit too much, and I am soo sorry for that-but I want you to know that I appreciate your love and support at the same time! I will always be here for you through life’s path, and even though your 18 now-and beginning life on your own, I want you to know that I will always love you and be proud of you no matter what you do in your life! Your heart is so big, and I know that you can accomplish anything you try to do.
November 19, 2009 @ 4:01 PM
Khosi Jiyane notices Andy Andrews: Andy, i'm writing to you from South Africa. Just today i received Amazon's freedownlooad offer and came across your books for the first time. I simply want to notice you for being a noticer; for noticing the importance of noticing and creating a platform where people can express their own noticer within. This is such a simple yet so profound undertaking...just like the best things in life. This truly falls into the 'why didn't I think of that' category. More wind to your sail!
November 19, 2009 @ 2:43 PM
Meagan Stone notices Lupe Thornton: Lupe, my friend, It amazes me how fast time goes by! It's like the wind, blowing through our fingers. We cannot grab it, or hold on to it; and as this time passes; people, places, and relationships begin to change. We've been friends for a very long time, and I want to thank you for that friendship. It means so much to me that even after your family moved we still try to keep in touch. We hardly went to middle school together, and I missed all of your days in high school, but you still invited me to be a part of your family, both of them. I’ve watched you and your family get older over the years, I watched you graduate, and then you invited me to be a part of your wedding. Getting to watch you and Justin take your vows, it leaves me speechless. And now you’re a mother! You've let me be witness to some of your best moments in life. I'll admit, when I was younger I didn't see the significance of all the sleep over’s, our sneaking into middle school dances, or even watching you graduate; but now that I'm older, I realize how lucky I am to have grown up knowing you. How lucky I am to have watched you grow up into the wonderful women you are. I hope that over the years to come, no matter how much more either of us changes, we will still be a part of each other’s lives. Forever grateful of your friendship, Meagan
November 19, 2009 @ 1:31 PM
Khia Hudgins-Sams notices Crystal Danielson-Moore: You were the first to be a mother in our group of friends and who knew that your love of being a mother would lead you to your calling in life to be a mid-wife? I am so proud of you Crystal in what you have achieved over this first year of motherhood and also with the risks you have taken to create a home for you and your family. You are honestly someone that I aspire to be in the way you have overcome adversity and kept a level head about it. You have taught me that in my marriage, there will be bad days, but you can love each other through it no matter how hard it gets. You have never judged me on my faults and have consistently opened you home and your heart to me whenever I have needed it. The strength you discovered in giving birth to Eva Mae is something I knew you possessed since the moment I met you. One of the biggest things about having children that excites me is to know that you will be there coaching me along the way. You are so caring and loving, Crystal. I honestly don't know what I would do without you. Thank you for showing me that you can love through the hard times, and smile in the end when the dust has settled. “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:3-5
November 17, 2009 @ 6:07 PM
Khia Hudgins-Sams notices Jordan Sams: To My Love, Jordan Sams, I love you very much. Throughout the past four years we have been together, I have not only learned so much about you, but also about myself. My pastor once said that one of the keys to a good marriage is if you keep each other sharp, and as Christians, we should strive to do the exact same thing. You have taught me to be still and think things out before I jump to a conclusion. You have taught me that I deserve to be happy and have strived every day to make sure I know that. I often brag on the fact that every day for the past four years, I have received a text message each morning with you telling me how much you love me and wishes of a good day. You have treated me like a princess from day one and I still feel undeserving of the love you bestow on me. Thank you for making me feel complete in a world where I often feel lost. Thank you for loving me when I couldn't even love myself. Thank you for your randomness that makes me smile. Thank you for buying me every re-released Disney movie to come back out just because you know it makes me happy. I love you Jordan, my best friend, my love, my husband.
November 17, 2009 @ 3:51 PM
Brittany notices Justin: To The Love of My Life, I cant tell you how much i appreciate everything you've done for me. From helping me study for my history tests to telling me to stop cleaning all the time. You've always been there for me when I needed you and you've always been able to help with my problems. When I go off on you for no reason you just take it and walk away. NO ONE has ever cared for me or loved me the way you do. I thank God everyday that he put you in my life to be by my side for the rest of my life. I can't tell you how proud I am of you for doing what your doing. Being in the army is hard and I know it can be stressful but there are so many people out there who respect you and admire you for what you're doing. I know I do. I know your leaving me soon but I know in my heart you will come back to me so we can start our lives together. My promise to you is this, I will love you and be right here waiting for you until you come back. Your my life, my world, and my whole heart. I would be nothing without you in my life. I love you like a fat kid loves cake. FOREVER AND ALWAYS BABE!!
November 17, 2009 @ 3:09 PM
Khia Hudgins-Sams notices Lindsey Holt: "Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 If I could pick one verse in the Word of God to describe your personality and your heart, this would be it. You are my calm when things get rough. You are my sanity when I feel as if I am losing my mind. You are my rationality when I am beyond irrational. You trusted me before you really knew who I was. To this day, that still means the world to me. I actually fought tears the night you said, "Khia, can I tell you something? I just feel as if I can trust you." There are so many words I could say to you, Lindsey, however, I don't know where to start. So, I will say this: Thank you for being a faithful friend. Someone I can depend on to be there whenever I need you. I am so thankful for my sister.
November 17, 2009 @ 2:55 PM
Brittany Cox notices Amber Hopson: Oh my goodness where do I begin. Girl we've had some good times and some pretty bad ones. I can't believe we used to hate each other because of what other people said. Your one of my best friends now and you've been there for me from the start. I can tell you anything and you can always relate to what I say. Your an amazing woman and now your life is moving forward for the best. You always appreciate what you have and you don't judge people because of the past. I've never had a friend as crazy and as carefree as you. You've made such an impact on my life just from the short time I've known you. You taught me that everything happens for a reason and not to let your whole day be a loss because one little thing goes wrong. You know how to live your life to the fullest and I admire you so much for that. I love you girl!
November 17, 2009 @ 2:43 PM
Brittany Cox notices Katie Crumley: To My Awesome Road Trip Buddy Your the best friend a girl could ask for. You've always told me like it is and your not afraid to criticize me and tell me when I'm doing something wrong or immoral. You've always been there for me when I've needed a friend the most. Your the most honest and purehearted person I know. You give the best advice to the people who need it. No one has ever stuck by me through thick and thin like you have. I'll never forget our road trip to Texas together. Even when i was in a bad mood you set me straight and told me it could be worse. Even though that hotel was gross! I love you for who you are and what you stand for. You never let anyone push you around or try to persuade you from your beliefs. I know your not perfect but no one is. I love you girl and I never want you to change for anyone. If someone can't accept you for who you are then its their loss for not getting to know you better. We may have our differences sometimes but throughout the years you are the one friend who has never screwed me over or abandonned me. I can't tell you how much that means to me!
November 17, 2009 @ 2:38 PM
Brittany Cox notices Candi Cox: TO MY AMAZING SISTER-IN-LAW, I shouldn't even put the in-law part on it. Your more like a sister to me. You've watched me grow up and you've given me advice along the way. That qualifies as a sister to me. From teaching me how to drive to being the best boss ever you've always been there. Through the stupid losers that I dated and the mood swings I have you were always there to tell me that everything was going to be ok. I love you so much and I can't even begin to describe what an impact you've made in my life. Your like a second mom to me. If someone does something to hurt me you think about doing something to hurt them. Your not just like a sister to me your also my best friend. I can tell you anything and I know that it will stay with just you and you'll do anything you can to help me out. Your the kindest most genuine person I know. You'd go to ends of the world to make someone happy and satisfied. Thats what makes you, you. When you and Lewis were separated I know I was young, but that devastated me because I thought I was gonna lose a sister. But you still came and visited us and thats why your part of our family forever. I love you sis! Love Your Brittania!!
November 17, 2009 @ 2:20 PM
Brittany Cox notices Christine and Larry Cox: TO MY ONLY MOTHER AND FATHER, You guys are the best parents anyone could ask for. You love me just the same as if I was yours. You've stayed on my back to help me make it through school and life. I love you guys so much, and now that I know what I know and the hard times we've faced it makes me love and respect you even more. Never in a million years would i trade my life for anyone elses. We may not have the nicest house or the most expensive things but we have a family and thats more than what alot of other people have out there who do have those things. You've always tried to give me the best things that you could. You both have sacrificed the things you love for me. Like when I lost my scholarship you both took some luxuries out of your life to pay my way through two semesters of school. Mom your one of the strongest people I know. Your a hardworking woman and you don't give up on anything. You always fight for what you want because you know you deserve it. Dad your the funniest man in the world. Everyone says they want a dad like my dad and I can't blame them one bit. You always like to talk to people and help people with their lives. Whether it be just to visit and talk or to help them financially. I know that I have a little bit of both of you in me and thats what makes me who I am today. Thank you so much for all that you've done for me!
November 17, 2009 @ 2:12 PM
Brittany Cox notices Justin Bryant: To The Love of My Life, I cant tell you how much i appreciate everything you've done for me. From helping me study for my history tests to telling me to stop cleaning all the time. You've always been there for me when I needed you and you've always been able to help with my problems. When I go off on you for no reason you just take it and walk away. NO ONE has ever cared for me or loved me the way you do. I thank God everyday that he put you in my life to be by my side for the rest of my life. I can't tell you how proud I am of you for doing what your doing. Being in the army is hard and I know it can be stressful but there are so many people out there who respect you and admire you for what you're doing. I know I do. I know your leaving me soon but I know in my heart you will come back to me so we can start our lives together. My promise to you is this, I will love you and be right here waiting for you until you come back. Your my life, my world, and my whole heart. I would be nothing without you in my life. I love you like a fat kid loves cake. FOREVER AND ALWAYS BABE!!
November 17, 2009 @ 2:05 PM
Khia Hudgins-Sams notices Andrea Lankford: Twenty-seven years of life, and we are still learning new things about each other every single day. I am so blessed to have you as a sister, a best friend, a twin. I grew up with a best friend which not too many people get to do, especially when that person is their sister. I am so privelaged to know such a gentle person. You are one of the strongest women I know and give of yourself freely to everyone and anyone that needs you. Andrea you have become such a wonderful mother, and excellent wife, and throughout all of our recent struggles, a faithful friend. I am so proud of you, I want you to know that. Remember to always follow your heart first, its tenderness could not even possibly lead you in the wrong direction. I am here for you always. Love you Drea.
November 17, 2009 @ 1:59 PM
Mary notices Joe: My Dearest Joe, I dont even know how to start this. I am 31 years old and I have never been this happy in my life. I could tell a big sob story about how I have been done wrong in my life before you but I am not going to ruin this by doing that. You are too important for me to compare you to my ugly past. I have always been a cut-up but you pick back with me and I love that. We have so much laughter in this house its wonderful to be so anxious to get home. You do something else that is remarkable to me. You actually care about how I am feeling. You take care of me when I am sick, and hold me when I cry. The list goes on and on. You and my baby girl are the most precious gift God ever gave me.
November 15, 2009 @ 12:56 PM
James notices Jeff: On the way to work today I heard an interview with an author about his book. So I went to his website to learn more about the book and found he has a project were you get to ‘Notice‘some of the most important people in your life. Since we spend most of our time at work who I work withfor has always taken priority with me. I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for the opportunities you’ve given me. Without your leadership and support I couldn’t be where I am today. After my resent wayward trip off the straight and narrow I’ve had time to notice how much I have and how easy it could be to lose. I’ve also noticed how quickly you can disappoint the people who’ve invested there time and energy into helping you achieve your dreams. In my jaded old age I’ve come to care less and less about what people think of me; however there are few who’s thoughts of me are more important than position or pay grade. In the book the author makes the assumption that if you’re still breathing your still alive and if your still alive God still has something left for you to do. I’m thankful that something involves being here. At the fear of going into the mush zone I’m going to finish with THANKS!
November 13, 2009 @ 10:28 AM
Dalayne notices my momma: Dearest Momma, I am honoring five people who have had the biggest impact on my life. I get to tell the most important people in my life just how much they mean to me. You mean more to me than you could ever know. You have been my shining star. Your love has guided me and made into the person I am today. There is a theory in psycology that says we are a product of nature and nurture. I believe whole heartedly in that theory. From you I got my strenght, perseverance, stubborness and of course my good looks. I know we have had our rough times but a mothers love triumphs over all. I hope I show you how much I love you everyday. You are my hero momma. I have never told you that but you are. They say you eventually turn into your mother and I hope that is true. I notice I am more and more like you everyday. I could not have gone through what I have gone through without you. The most precious thing God ever made is a child and what is responsibel for a child? A mother. I love you so much momma. Love, poo
November 7, 2009 @ 7:07 PM
Mary Houston notices Ann: Dearest Ann, This is a special project me. I get to honor five people who have had the most impact on my life. I would like to tell you how special you are to me.You have worked with us for so long I feel like we are more family than anything. You do know you are the reason I decided to go into Social Work dont you. The only thing I knew about social workers was that they took your children away. You have done exactly the opposite. You have worked so hard to help me give Caralyne the future she deserves. It could not have been easy for you dealing with me and my parttimers. You have been so kind and understanding with me about that. You not only found resorces for her but you taught me to find resouces myself. Anytime I ever had a question about anything I could call you and on the rare occurance that you did not know the answer you would find it. You help me stay on my feet and take care of my baby girl. You truly mean the world to me. I pray that I can become half the social worker that you are. When I say I love you I mean it from the bottom of my heart. Love, Mary
November 7, 2009 @ 6:55 PM
Lucia notices Tricia: Precious Girl: You grew under my heart and have become in the years since you were born one of the most wonderful, wonderful gifts that a mother could have bestowed on her by a loving God. I hold you close in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for all the love you have given me! Forever, Nana
November 3, 2009 @ 11:52 AM
Cassandra Frear notices Lee: You were our "fairy grandmother". There are many things that, without you, might not have been. Today's tribute to you is posted on The Moonboat Cafe. Thank you for being there.
November 3, 2009 @ 7:08 AM
Pamela Torres notices Victor Valles: Thank you for all your love, time and energy you put into our friendship. I really loved you for that. God bless you
November 2, 2009 @ 12:47 PM
Nikki notices Jeff: When I first met you I knew God put us together for a reason. Over the years I have seen how much he has worked in our lives, and tonight you took my breath away. You started out with a dream and with God's help it was made into reallity. You have such a wonderful gift working with people and a compassionate hear that is beyond wordst. Every time I look at you I fall in love with you all over again. Thank you for listening to your calling. Love you!
November 1, 2009 @ 1:54 AM
Jenny Bailey notices Sonja and Ronald Ratliff: Mom and Dad, I just want you both to know that I am NOTICING YOU because you mean the world to me. You have always been there for me and I thank God that I was born to such wonderful, loving, kind, angelic parents! You keep me going when I am down by showing me how much I am loved and you help me along life's rough pathway with your wisdom and goodness. I hope to make you both proud, and I pray that one day I can be half the parents you have been to me-to my children. I am truly blessed to have such wonderful parents! Thank you for all you both do for me and my children, I love you both so very much!
October 30, 2009 @ 2:42 AM
Khia Hudgins-Sams notices Jessie Arnold: Who knew that I would ever be as close to you as I am? Over the past two years, you have become my confidant, my best friend, my sister. I did not except the bond that you and I would inevitably possess with each other. I have grown to trust you with everything and anything, even my heart. You have made me stronger person by showing me that it is ok to fail, as long as you learn from those mistakes, pick up, and move on. You are definitely one of the strongest people I know and I am lucky…no…I am blessed to have found a friend in you the way that I have. In my very small circle of trust, I include very select people. I want you to know that you are a part of me, Jessie. I love you, and thank God for what you have brought into my life. I hope I am there for you the way the way you are for me. I am here for you whenever you need me, do not forget that.
October 29, 2009 @ 7:19 PM
elizabeth sanchez notices guilene dixon: My dearest friend; Its funny (or strange) how people meet and hit-it-off or don't. But truly God has His plan in everything...You are such a great example of an "angel on earth". Your caring,unselfish, uncanning ability to comfort and make anyone feel better. Even with just your smile or a simple "Hello" . I am a better person for knowing you and calling you friend.
October 29, 2009 @ 12:24 PM
Ayo notices Trina: Testing....you're wonderful and I appreciate you.
October 29, 2009 @ 12:17 PM
Regi Milán notices Jan Broadbent: Jan, my beautiful and loving friend. My life felt a great peace the day a loving breeze brought you into my life. I don't think I've seen such a warm example of loving acceptance of everyone as I see in you. Your kindness and dedication to treating your fellowman as the Savior would is an inspiring example to me. I only wish I could love as purely as you do. When I finally decide to grow up, I want to be just like you. I love you, my friend. LY/r
October 29, 2009 @ 12:08 PM
Regi Milán notices Chris Frogley: Many might be frustrating limiting the number of most positively influential people in their life, but I think you know, for me, it's pretty easy to do. And, I'm sure you won't be surprised to know you're name's on the list. I do believe, next to our Father in Heaven, and our Savior Jesus Christ, and along with my little dog Zion, and one former Stake President Wayne Watson, you have had the most influence on my life for good than anyone else I have ever known. You showed me I was worth loving, even when I believed I wasn't. You welcomed me into your life and never ran away, no matter how difficult it became. You have shown me the greatest example of unconditional love that I have seen from any human being. And now that I am healed and happy, you rejoice with me and still desire to have me in your life, instead of thinking your job was well done and moving on. There are no words to express the gratitude I have for your love, kindness, compassion, support, and example. But I do thank the Lord everyday for you and I hope you feel His blessings because of it. I hope that someday, I can follow your example-- so much like the Savior's-- and touch someone else's life the way you've touched mine. Jesus is my "corner man" and you're His most amazing "second". I will always love, respect, and admire you and I look forward to our eternally rewarding association. LY/r
October 29, 2009 @ 12:02 PM
Lisa Poole notices Matthew Poole: My dearest Matthew, You have brought such joy and meaning to my life. Before you were born, the doctor told your dad and I that you might be born with Down's Syndrome. We prayed, we worried, but we loved you already and knew that we would do anything and everything to give you the life you deserved. When the tests came back showing that you were a perfectly normal baby body, we rejoiced. In the intervening thirteen years, as I have watched you grow and mature, I am so proud of your kindness toward others, your inate sensitivity, your intelligence, and your sense of humor. I am blessed to be your Mom. I love you "more than a cat loves cream".
October 28, 2009 @ 9:54 AM
Mom notices Mattie: Mattie, You are one of the top 5 people in my life who I adore the most. And because I adore you, you influence my mood, my day, and my life. I am filled with pride at all you have become in your short life. You are so smart and sweet and you know exactly who you are and where you're going. I know if you influence me, you influence others and I know that's a good thing. What a great thing to know. I am so proud to be your mother and now because you are grown...your friend. Thank you for trying so hard to be so good. Mom
October 25, 2009 @ 5:04 PM
Mom notices Charles: Dear Charles, You, my sweet son are one of the top 5 people in my life that I consider an influence. You have tried more than any one person to be happy. You have had your moments in life that were not easy, and a few reasons to be unhappy. But what you do instead is look for the good in all situations, make your mind up, and be happy. I love to see you thriving in your life and it means more to me than you will know. Your happiness is my happiness and I thank you for the example of a man that you are and the way you treat me. You honor me every day with who you are. Thank you. Mom
October 25, 2009 @ 5:00 PM
Mom notices Grace: Grace, You are one of the top 5 people who have influenced my life and I want to tell you why. You have made me better as a person. You give me a goal to rise to because you are such a high standard to me. You are sweet, honest, kind, smart, funny, deep, and caring and every day I wish I could be more like you. Thanks for being my teacher...and my precious daughter friend. I love you. Mom
October 25, 2009 @ 4:55 PM
Gina Gillispie notices Brian: Brian, You are the number 2 person who has influenced my life...God is first. You have caused me to feel more than any one person has ever made me feel...good and bad and that's ok. You make me feel, think, learn, taste, seek, strive for more, dream, and even rest. But most of all you make me happy and I love you forever and ever. Gina
October 25, 2009 @ 4:51 PM
Cassandra Frear notices Susan: Dear Susan: The first time I called you, I felt awkward. We had never met. You were busy homeschooling and running a state-wide support group. I was painfully aware of this. I hoped you wouldn't mind answering a few questions. You were warm, chatty, and insightful -- to me, someone you had never met, might never meet. Later I would learn that you are like this for many people. You are the friend who appears in the moment of need. Over the years, from time to time, I called you about something. I tried not to abuse my privilege to seek counsel, free of charge, from one who had been tremendously successful at teaching her own. But it was hard to find mentors who understood the needs I was trying to meet in my children, the vision I had for education, the aspirations my sons had for their future. You understood it all, almost instinctively. Time and time again, I reached for you, and I found that your advice was the very thing we needed. There was much that we would not have done without your help. Our relationship grew into a friendship and then into a working partnership. All the while, I was growing and learning to take on new challenges. You cheered me on. It amazes me still how you unselfishly, enthusiastically, shared your own success secrets with me and how you believed in me, in my potential. Your confidence empowered me to aim high. Sometimes, the fact that one person understands and believes in us can change the course of our life. This was precisely your influence upon me. I was lifted up and inspired by it, and it instructed in how to make a difference for others. For this, for your unselfish service to many, for your life of encouragement, I honor you today. Thank you for taking the time to invest in me. Love, Cassandra
October 22, 2009 @ 10:24 AM
Nick Lewis notices John Hood: Mr. Hood, You do not even know how much I appreciate all that you do for me! If it were not for you, I would absolutely go crazy. You are always there to help me out with my school work, or help me with filling out college applications. You are an awesome friend. I feel like I can talk to you about anything, and I know you are there to help. Throughout the past few years in high school, you have always been there supporting me in my running. I get so frustrated sometimes with it, but you are always there to keep my head up and keep me going strong. Not only do you support me in my running, but you help me to grow spiritually. You are such a great Christian man, and I truly admire you. Thank you SO MUCH for all that you do! You are such an inspiration in my life, and I hope you know how much you mean to me. Sincerely, Nick Lewis
October 21, 2009 @ 10:54 PM
Michelle notices Ann: Dear Ann, the world is my abundant and adventurous playground because of you. Your positive affirmations and great outlook about life are contagious! I'm excited to "drink the koolaid" with you, sister.
October 21, 2009 @ 10:52 PM
Michelle notices "Nanny" Arline: Dear Nanny, I always feel such peace and calm whenever we talk. I can tell you anything and you love me and share wise counsel. Thanks for praying for me and walking with me through some of the darkest times. Thanks for believing in me when no one else did. I love God more today because of you sharing your faith and encouragement.
October 21, 2009 @ 10:48 PM
Nick Lewis notices Pam Pailey: Mrs. Bailey, Thank you so much for always being so supportive of me in all that I do! I could not ask for a better teacher and most importantly a better friend. You are so inspiring! You make a difference in so many peoples' lives everyday. You always brighten my day when I walk into your classroom. I know that God has placed you in my life for a special reason! You are such an inspiration in my life, and I hope you know how much you mean to me. I hope you have a great week :) Sincerely, Nick Lewis
October 21, 2009 @ 10:43 PM
Michelle notices Ginger: Sweet and gentle Ginger. I admire how much you accomplish through others. You are a magnet for goodness and bring out the best in other people. Thanks for not giving up on me and for inviting me to find joy. I'm grateful that God placed you in my life.
October 21, 2009 @ 10:43 PM
Michelle notices Richard: Richard, you've shown me grace and kindness through the way you treat me and others. You are so funny, thoughtful, and generous. Thanks for tolerating my prerogative to change my mind, even though it drives you crazy. Thanks for being rock solid and dependable, and my husband and friend. I hope to be more like you as I continue to grow up.
October 21, 2009 @ 10:40 PM
Michelle Sullivan notices Rhonda Hazelton: Rhonda, you are the best sister one could have. I wanted you to know that you have helped me in more ways than you could ever know. The courage you've displayed in difficult situations is remarkable, and maintaining a sense of humor through it all is amazing. You have helped me to step out of my prison of fear and to gain a new perspective on life. Your unconditional love and support has been the example I need. Thanks for being my sister and best friend.
October 21, 2009 @ 12:35 PM
Angela Henderosn notices Beth Wood: Beth, thanks for being such a great friend and an encourager. Whenever I'm down, you lift me up and give me hope!! You are such an inspiration in my life and I hope you know how much you mean to me!! Love ya!
October 20, 2009 @ 1:58 PM
Shannon notices Aunt Pam: Aunt Pam, one of my 5... It was you and Uncle Stan who began my journy in Christ. You will never know how much of an influence you have had on my entire life. To you it may have been a brief period of babysitting a 16 year old, to me it was life changing.
October 20, 2009 @ 11:01 AM
Shannon notices Mom: I wanted to take the time to notice you. Mom, I think you have a beauty and strenght that you do not even realize. God chose you to be my Mom and I thank Him every day for you. I thank you for times you listen, for the times we laugh, for the times we share. Because of you I know how to decorate awesome cakes and the best lasagna. And because of you I have a sense of humor and can survive any storm. I love you mom!
October 20, 2009 @ 10:52 AM
Cassandra Frear notices Robin: Robin, Words cannot convey what your support and encouragement has meant to our family for seventeen years. Yours was the voice of calm and perspective as we struggled to find our way through the challenges of homeschooling. Your wisdom and advice were always sound. I knew I could count on it. You always had time for me: time to discuss problems, time to find solutions, time to encourage. Your enthusiasm for my kids' achievements rivaled, even surpassed, my own. You believed in us. You believed we could teach ourselves, even when we weren't quite sure we could. And you were right. You were always right. You were our sage, our nurse, our advocate. We would not have achieved the things we did, had it not been for you. Our accomplishments are also yours, even as your vision became ours. What we did, what we have, what we now enjoy, you knew from the beginning. You are part of us, part of our achievements, part of who we became. But more than that, your spirit of enthusiasm and hope and faith has somehow become part of my own. I hear your voice when I say to a young mother, "You can do this. Don't sell yourself short. You know more than you think you do." Love, Cassandra
October 20, 2009 @ 10:43 AM
Shannon notices Melanie Roberts: Mel, I just want you to know what a beautiful and inspiring person you have been in my life. You're faith and love of Christ gave me such comfort in some more than difficult times. You touched my life and for that I thank you for being my friend.
October 20, 2009 @ 10:42 AM
Barbara Hill notices Bobi: Dear Bobi, thanks for being my friend and my cousin. Friends we can choose, relatives are a different matter. I'll never forget the sweet lessons we learned from your Mother and from Kay. I love you. LB
October 18, 2009 @ 10:31 PM
Barbara Hill notices Ann: Dearest Ann, You're my sister and my friend. I love the way you work with your patients, care for them and teach them. You are the best person I've ever known and I will love you forever. Your Sis, Bobbie
October 18, 2009 @ 10:24 PM
Bre notices Christopher: you are my best friend. i can't help but have the biggest smile every time i see you, let alone think of you. every thing about you is perfect, whether you are being goofy, dedicated to what you love, or just incredibly sweet. you are the one person who makes me truly happy. i love you :) and everyone else should too.
October 17, 2009 @ 11:03 PM
Christopher notices Bre: I just want you to know that I love you and think you are the one person who keeps me going from day to day. I want everyone to see how great you are, helping others and being the best person you can. Thank you.
October 17, 2009 @ 4:18 PM
Dina Tanner notices Becky Wiedenhoeft: Becky, Just wanted you to know that you havae influenced me for good in my life... I have become a much better listener because of you. Love, Mom
October 13, 2009 @ 7:34 AM
Cassandra Frear notices Charlotte: Charlotte, I spent my first two years away from home, learning under your tutoring. There I found my own feet, my own sense of who I was, apart from the home where I was a child. You believed in me. You believed I could do things. You decided to trust me. Not just once, but a number of times. This made it easier for me to stretch and grow. In the atmosphere you created, of learning and exploring, of fairness and even-handed critiques, I blossomed and became a young woman. Your confidence made all the difference. I still have some of the notes that you gave me. I ran across one as we were packing up our things this summer. It took me right back to the bare stage, the lights, the script in my hand, and you, the director. You were ever the encourager and the engineer of potential. Together, we worked at our craft. It was good. It was very good. I still use many of the skills you taught me. Although I took a path that neither of us anticipated, you should know that not one word, not one gracious gesture was lost. I have carried them all with me, and have them still. The gifts I have now, many of them, are because you took the time to polish me and make them appear. Thank you for investing in me. With gratitude, Cassandra
October 7, 2009 @ 8:31 AM
Kathy notices Marcia: Marcia, thank you for all that you do. It does not go unnoticed. Your commitment to your students is amazing and they are lucky to have you for a teacher, just as we are lucky to have you on our team. In addition, I value your friendship and the time we spend together. Thanks.
October 6, 2009 @ 7:17 PM
Kathy notices Jacque: Jacque, just wanted you to know how much I appreciate you and your ever present willingness to help. The way you show you care for people is amazing and you are a wonderful woman. I'm glad you are my friend. Thanks for being there.
October 6, 2009 @ 7:15 PM
Kathy notices Kim: Kim, I want you to know how much you have been noticed for all you have done with the association. You are an awesome woman and I admire the choices you are making. I know they will take you far.
October 6, 2009 @ 7:14 PM
Jenny Crick notices Randy Crick: My dad- He has shown me what it looks like to be a godly person, committed to family and God. He has the biggest servant heart I've ever seen. I love to watch his tears as he is a big softy when "Rocky Top" and our "National Anthem" are played. He's the one you can always count on.
October 1, 2009 @ 9:08 PM
Jenny Crick notices Brenda Crick: My mom - she is always a quiet inspiration, a willing soul, and the nicest person in the world.
October 1, 2009 @ 9:05 PM
Cassandra Frear notices Debby: Years ago, you befriended a young anxious girl who had suddenly found herself in the midst of motherhood. Hours you spent teaching her everything you knew -- how to love children, how to be a wife, how to manage a household, how to live on a budget. More than that, you taught her about your God and showed her how she might walk with him. In the hard times, your voice was a light and a strength. More than once, you were the friend who stepped in when the rest of the world walked out. I was that girl. I am this woman because of it. My children and my children's children will drink of the cup of kindness from your hand for years to come. Thank you for investing in me. With love and gratitude, Cassandra
October 1, 2009 @ 4:27 AM
Phil Little notices Leslie Little: Leslie, I just wanted you to know how much of an inspiration that you are to me. Your relationship with the Lord is what drives you and it shows in your life. The way that you are always reading about spiritual things that most people twice your age do not understand or could even comprehend. You have been an inspiration to so many teachers and others that have made comments to your mother and I that I can not even count all of them. The way that your friends talk about you tells me that you inspire everyone that knows you. From Ben Woodhouse who calls you amazing to Dustin Smith to Brother Dennis to Bill Terry who told us that you have a wisdom about the Lord that he had never seen to the many school teachers that have never had a student as remarkable as you . Of course, I already know this because I have watched you grow up. Whatever you do, do not ever let anyone or any job or anything change that special quality that you have. God has a plan for you to use this quality to glorify him. It is much more important for you to do this than anything else that you may accomplish. I pray and will continue to pray that God will guide you in the direction that he wants you to go. I Love you very much and I want you to be happy and I know that the only true happiness comes from a close daily walk with the Lord and being in his will for your life. Love, Daddy
September 29, 2009 @ 12:11 AM
Autumn Cummings notices Laurie Scalcione: I just wanted to take this time to let you know what our friendship has meant to me. You are a blessing in my life and a great friend. The impact that you have had on my life is truely amazing. I know that I can count on you for anything I need and that you will always be there to lend a helping hand or just a shoulder to cry on if needed. You accept me for me but also you have the heart to tell me when to suck it up. I needed a friend like you! I love you!
September 24, 2009 @ 9:34 PM
Autumn Cummings notices Taylor Cummings: My beautiful child I cannot thank you enough for coming into our life. You have made such a difference in the way we live each day. You are a true miracle to your father and I. You push me to keep going when I want to stop. Your never ending smile is such a blessing. Thank you for being you. I love you! I wish you enough!
September 24, 2009 @ 9:31 PM
Autumn Cummings notices Jamie Cummings: I have always noticed that you are the one who makes me smile day in and day out! Your dedication to your family is amazing. You have always been the one to hold my hand in good times and in bad. You have given me the world and it has never gone unnoticed! You have made such a difference in my life. I love you completely! Thank you for a wonderful 17 years and I look forward to atleast 17 more. You are my shining light.
September 24, 2009 @ 9:28 PM
Anne Dugger notices chad willer: chad- i don't know that i need to actually SAY anything here. you're the MOST- loved, crazy, funny, intelligent, wonderful man i could have ever chosen to know for 20+ years. your effect on my life is still being seen and appreciated. my heart has a constant and ongoing hug for you on a moment-to-moment basis. love INFINITY!!
September 24, 2009 @ 1:57 PM
Anne Dugger notices laura mcdonald: laura- we've become "the voice" in each other's heads and i couldn't have asked for a better, more funny, more intelligent and downright CRAZY voice than yours! we've grown up together in every sense of the word and i can't WAIT to see how we get better and better as we get older. you're noticed and appreciated in every way!
September 24, 2009 @ 1:53 PM
Anne Dugger notices linnea dugger: linnea- i just wanted you to know that you're seen and appreciated and loved so so so much! i want to make sure you know that even if you weren't my sister, you'd still be a best friend of mine. your committment, loyalty and creative love of life simply enriches mine. thank you.
September 24, 2009 @ 1:51 PM