a life that is extraordinary.
I want to be an extraordinary friend and sister and daughter and granddaughter. I want to be an extraordinary teacher and mentor and listener and talker. I want to be engaged in my life in an extraordinary way. Someday I want to adopt children and be an extraordinary mother.
I want to write extraordinary letters and share extraordinary hugs.
I want to be extraordinarily thankful.
Today I am thankful for AC/DC. I’m thankful for loud music to play in the kitchen and in the car. I’m thankful to the harmonies of the Civil Wars and for the power of Fun. and the jams of Flo Rida. I’m thankful for movie theaters and that railing to put your feet up on and that stale popcorn smell that permeates everything. I’m thankful for spaghetti, no matter how bad, and for ridiculous Olympic dives that you need to rewatch to believe. I’m thankful for this wedding coming up, thankful to be a part of it and to see my friend again, thankful for knowing that the moment I lay eyes on her a hug is coming, probably set to the music of shrieking girls. I am thankful for strong coffee and serious deep cleaning of the house. I am thankful for garbage day and mail delivery, for the slick feeling of teeth after you brush them, for clean sheets and for funny text messages.
I have letters to three extraordinary women that I am thankful to have in my life.
First letter is to Tiffany. She is one of my longest friendships (or maybe the longest?) and is creating a wall of mail in her house.
Second letter is to Katie. This is a girl who shares my heart and who I miss constantly. I am lucky to have her love and wisdom and fun in my life.
Third letter goes to Caleigh. She is the girl who reminded me of the tastiness of iced chai lattes and who shares a passion for Target. She makes everyone feel loved on their birthdays and she prefers to let all her work shine and not take the credit for it (well Cal, suck it up. You’re awesome. And now the internet knows.)
To three extraordinary people. Thank you for being in my life constantly and consistently.