Kelly, I have often told you just how much I admire your ability to teach, encourage and truly change lives. I hope you know, deep within yourself, the magnitude of transformation your actions effect in the grand scheme of things. I have seen the degree of importance you have made for others long before you were ever hired to 'officially' guide families in need. I am not trying to just fill up blank space when I tell you how awed and inspired you make me. The sheer numbers of those whom you have freely shared your bottomless well of knowledge and encouragement, and your willingness to really use that hard earned Advocate Doctorate Degree from the School of Life to make a difference for others is not just an empty description and lip service. You are the person I was thinking of when I created this award. I thought this kind of acknowledgment needed to be publicly shared to show of my appreciation and thanks, for whatever that it is worth to you. Even though you are the epitome of what I feel this award embodies in my mind, the ruler by which I have always used to measure others against for a 'You Made A Difference Award', I have found myself unable to paint a mental picture with words vibrant enough, deeply enough, clear enough or worthy enough to do justice to how I feel. At the end of your life, you will be able to look back and know you gave all that you are, and that the gentle wave of your spirit has spread and grown into a tidal wave that has made all the difference in the world.
Oh Lemon, that was beautiful!!ReplyDelete
That was really, really sweet!ReplyDelete
Lemon, I have recently blogged about about some people I thought you may consider for your award. Come and check them out. I have their link on my page. Because these peope made a difference for me and for many children here in Maine.ReplyDelete