Saturday, January 1, 2011


I guess with this thing I'm goin through with my mom it's made me pretty nostalgic....and introspective.
(don't worry, I had to look that word up too)
Funny coming from someone who is really not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
I mean I'm not dumb, but I'll be the first to admit,,,,,,I was a C student.
What in the world does that have to do with Friendships???
I guess the fact is that they really don't care if I was a "C" student. They prefer to look at the good in me.  Not whether I was a brilliant student... it wouldn't matter if I drove a dilapidated car, or if I do stupid stuff every now and then.  I have a world of unconditional friends that mean everything to me.
They know my faults, we laugh at them together.
They are here for me when I need them, to laugh with me, to cry with me, to love with me.
 I am the most blessed person in the world.
One of my oldest (not in age) bestest friends!
 and another....
My mom loved the fact that I have many friends.  She loved hearing the stories of things we did together, places we went together, talks we had together.
You know, you're never too old to develop friends.  I just want to add that.  A new best friend might just be right around the corner.
Mom is the about the same.  I joked yesterday and said "she just dudn't wanna go through security to take that trip home!" She would have loved that comment by the way.
A wonderful, touching thing happened yesterday.  My father came to see her to say goodbye.  They have been divorced now for 30 something years.  We let him have his moment with her.  It was extremely emotional.
On her chest was left a wooden cross that he had hand made for her.  He left it there because now there is peace in his heart.....and in hers.

Have a wonderful New Year ya'll!


  1. This is my very favorite blog of all that you have written... If only people would not judge so quickly!!! Some people have judged me wrong when the whole time I have loved them dearly!!! I have learned to accept this and tried to surround myself with TRUE FRIENDS!!! Right on Kendall... Love you!!!

  2. Oh Kendall, that was a very wonderful & touching blog, I loved reading it, the first morning in 2011. Thank you for writing it, you are an aamzing lady, I am so happy to have met you. Love ~April

  3. Very touching Kendall....Guess what/ I was a C student too,..Guess that's why we get along so well together...and we need E, the A student to help us along...You are one of my best friends...I am so sorry, I can't be over in B'inghmam to give you a big hug right now..I am sending hugs to all of you and your ya Kbomb..

  4. Here's to all us C students-- some times thrilled to get that C. Praying for you and yours, and your mom. Special talented in many ways lady.

  5. I just have to say thank you for sharing your journey with us all. It's been so beautiful to see. I love your humility and vulnerability and it truly gifts all who follow you. I've been praying for you and your family. I think of you every time I see my painting and knowing the woman behind it makes me love it even more.

  6. Kendall, I just read back on your blog and realize what all you have been going through this year. Life is difficult, isn't it? You have been so honest and open with your daily struggles. Praise God for the DAILY strength that only comes from Him to get us through the trials that WILL eventually come into each life. Really makes the final "prize" so wonderful.........thank you, Lord! I will be praying for you all over the coming days and weeks. Would love to see you and get to spend some time with you when your world settles down. Miss you. xoxo

  7. I was so touched by the story of your Mom and Dad; another beautiful picture of forgiveness and the peace it brings within. Thank you for reminding me that I am not too old to develop friends. With the age of our children isn't it wonderful that they can now be friends also! I am at the lake with 2 out of the 3 of my daughters/friends and my bestest friend hubby. Although it is pouring rain it seems like a perfect day for me.... Alabama football, roaring fire, sweet adult daughter/friends (their friends), a good book I got for Christmas, and plenty of food. You stay on my mind as this is the second time I have checked on you today. Earlier today with coffee, as my house was slow to wake up from late New Year's Eve celebration, I posted a ridiculously long post under compassion. My prayers for today remain the same, Saucer Sister

  8. Your father~such an honorable man. Life's journeys teach us so much about ourselves and others. May God continue to shine his light on each and every one of you.