This photo has absolutely no connection with what I'd like to write about.
This photo was taken at bedtime on my last night with Solomon. He was really sick. He was also 17 years old. I was thinking about him today and how much I miss him. That cat heard all my stories. He was my closest buddy through all the most critical formative years of my life. He heard about every boyfriend, every crush, every over-dramatic situation. He watched me grow up. Pets certainly are special gifts aren't they? I wonder if you remember a pet similar to my Solomon? Anyway, I thought I'd post this photo in honor of him today.

I've been aching to blog for a while now. I'm finally in a more stable place in life, in a place where I have things worth sharing. I'm growing again. I'd like to be more consistent with sharing my life and my photos with you. For all of you who have been begging for me to write... this is for you :) I cannot promise anything astounding. Living in Korea provided endless entertainment screaming to be shared! But those days are over and I'm not sure how many great stories I can pull from my 8:00-5:00 life at US Bancorp Fund Services. I'll try though, I'll try. Currently, my puppy is shredding a pair of underwear she pulled from the hamper and prancing around the room as if she's won the Canine Nobel Prize. I suppose I've got a story right there eh?

Now, I'm going to try something new, and I'm relying on YOU to help me! I'll fail without your help! I'm in the midst of writing on a certain topic and I'd like to ask you a question. Your answers may or may not help me write, and I may or may not share pieces of your thoughts in my next post. Feel free to be an anonymous commenter.

What's the most generous gift you've ever received and how did it make you feel?


Oddyoddyo13 said...

Well, it wasn't exactly a gift, but once I e-mailed this teen author and she came to my school...then she called me up (right in front of everybody) and said thanks to me she wouldn't have been there in the first place. Then all my teachers were like, "We were trying so hard not to tell you!"

I was embarrassed, but it was awesome at the same time. I don't think I've ever blushed so much in my life.

Jen said...

I guess that to date the best gift I have ever recieved is my last name. Weird thing to consider a gift but really it is a beautiful thing. My mom was unwed when she had me and my biological father decided that he didn't want to be a dad so he took off. Fast forward five years later and a blind date, my mom got married and my dad adopted me. Hence, a new last name and a dad. That made for a very happy 5 year old girl. So I guess that right now that is the greatest gift I have ever been given!

Melanie & Joel said...

Love the question. The most generous gift I have ever received is my little man, Eli. It took us 2.5 years to get pregnant and throughout those years I thought I would never be a mommy. The day that pee stick said PREGNANT, I was the happiest lady in the world. The day he was born was the most exciting day ever. That little man has brought so much joy and happiness into my life that I can't imagine my life without him. Yes, I was joyous and happy before, but it is sooo much more now.

Just a Jabbott or two said...

Good question. I like everyone's answers. There are so many "cliche" answers that come to mind. But I guess they're cliche because they're true? That being said, my family. The one I grew up with and the one I'm now starting. I really have amazing people in my family, as crazy as they drive me sometimes (and I them!). And now, I am so thankful for an amazing man I get to call my husband! Next up, would probably be the places I've gotten to go. As you well know, those experiences are priceless, especially during less transient seasons...like now for the both of us! PS. I just started blogging again. I echo previous post about not feeling like there's much to blog when you're living the day to day. That's the fun of it, though - discovery! Looking forward to more Aprithoughts!