Dear Jeannette,

I guess using the word love makes me come off a bit creepy.

I’ve been told I toss it around lightly, but I do not.  I toss it around frequently, but not lightly.  There are many people I love.  I use the word freely and without shame.  I love a good number of the people I encounter regularly,  and I am not ashamed to show it or say it.  There are even a couple of guys I am not embarrassed to say I love.

I suppose there are many ways to use the word, and I use it in a way that won’t make most of the others blush.  I use it mainly to describe the approximately dozen or so people that run through my mind and make me smile just about every day.  Continue reading

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Drawing faith

Causality is the easiest thing to have faith in.  Drawing faith from it is the true challenge and the greatest gift life can ever offer.

I have a friend who I have to call every single time I have a truly bad day.  I have to call him not because I need to vent or because I need someone to listen.  I have facebook for that.

I have to call him and tell him not to drive an hour and sit in a coffee shop for hours until I get out of work and be there waiting for me.  I call him a brother, even though he comes from one of my other mothers, but really he is so much more than a brother could ever be.  He is a friend. Continue reading