My dear friend…

Have you ever met someone who makes you wonder? About everything? Life, love, purpose, passions…

I met someone like that. Someone who took time to see me, to see that there was still a little heat beneath the seemingly dead coals.

Those people don’t come along much in life. They are a once in a lifetime type of friend. And you have to appreciate it while it is there, for you never know when it might be gone.

I am glad they came along. Because they began to fan the coals of my half-dead life.

They brought out my laughter, made my eyes sparkle with it.

They brought out my tears, I could feel my emotions without embarrassment.

They brought out my passions and made me lose myself in priceless moments.

They lit my mind on fire, igniting my imagination and my curiosity again.

They brought me back to my purpose and showed me what it meant to chase what you love.

They showed me that true love is real. That there are people who will go through anything for the people they love.

They showed me perseverance, because I know they will never give up, no matter how much it hurts.

They taught me about allowing people to be who they are, about freedom.

They brought my standards up. Way up.

They showed me respect. They showed me how I deserve to be treated.

They believed in me. Enough that I began to believe in myself. 

And that has made all the difference in my world.

So, thank you, my dear friend.

I don’t know what the future holds for you, or for me… but I know that I will be eternally grateful to you for helping me along in this journey to find myself.

Someday soon, perhaps, we can “take a stroll on the old long walk
Of a day -i-ay-i-ay”

About Shannon Joy

I am a single mama with two incredible munchkins. I confuse most people and the deeper you delve into the rabbit hole, the more lost you will become. I play a lot, work a lot, learn a lot, volunteer a lot and tend to do a lot... I love my life. The past few years have been an incredible journey, full of ups and downs. Thankfully, I have made the choice to see challenges as opportunities and it makes me so much stronger than I ever thought possible. I love to write and paint and feel that being creative is my God-given talent. I am so excited to share my life and experiences with you. Although I am a diamond in the rough, I known that I am being chiseled and hewn by experiences and grace and perseverance. I love comments and feedback, so please send a little love when you can. I will always try to respond personally and in a timely fashion.
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