Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Jackie Souffrant

Our friendship began about 10 years ago at the illustrious Arthur Ashe Middle. Then we found each other again in South Fulton on a Sunday morning church service. I was like divine intervention for us to reconnect. I am glad that I can call you my friend. I look forward to seeing how our friendship grows. I can only imagine how much more fun we will have.

Thank you for

  • helping challenge me to try new things
  • listening to me vent
  • girls night out in the 'A'
  • accountability in terms of getting fit
  • accepting me unconditionally
  • understanding my career frustrations
  • the obstacle course races we have done and will do in the future

Monday, February 10, 2014

Stacie Revish

Where do I begin? You are like the cool younger sister who I secretly wish I was more like. You are beautiful, brave, bold.. One of a kind. We met through a common friend. Who knew that such a chance meeting could bring such a wonderful person into my life.

Thank you for…

  • helping my remember the importance of taking risks
  • random phone calls with booty music (you know me so well)
  • flying from Tampa to Weston to check on me in the hospital one I was pregnant
  • helping me through my separation and divorce,
  • reminding me of my worth 
  • making me laugh
  • making me smile
  • taking me to HaulOver beach

You are a treasure and i am blessed to call you friend.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Dianne Bates

My Road Dawg.... My ryde or die friend. My truth teller. Words cannot express how thankful I am for your friendship. A chance meeting in a Winn-Dixie parking lot that began a friendship that is truly indescribable.

Thank you for....

  • helping me sell boat loads of girl scout cookies
  • being a designated driver
  • not judging my bad decisions
  • praying me through bad times
  • cheering me on during good times
  • staying honest with me even if I didn't want to hear it
  • going out dancing and being my wing chick

You are one of kind and I wouldn't change you for anything in the world.

I love you.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Maya Joi Walters

Maya Joi…

Your name is indicative of how much you bring to my life. You are a smart, funny, and determined young lady. I am proud of you for so many reasons, thankful for so many as well, and excited for all that the future holds for you.

Thank you for….
  • years of hilarious girl scout memories
  • rubbing my feet when I am tired
  • making me want to be a better person
  • doing my hair when I was unable
  • being a good big sister to Angel and Three
  • walks in the neighborhood and the gym

I love you very much…

Skyler Devin Green

My first born son… My male version 2.o new and improved. 22 plus years and I have many things I am grateful and thankful for where you are concerned.

Thank you for…

  • 5 am gym workouts with me  before you were even a teenager
  • apologizing when you lose your temper
  • picking a wife your mom would be proud of
  • really striving and challenging yourself professionally
  • telling me the truth (albeit at times abut harsh)
  • reminding the importance of staying true to yourself.
Mommy will always love you.

Kathy Dianne West


Where to start…? Too many things to list so I will just start my list for you and add to it as I go.

Thank you for…

  • raising me all on your own
  • showing me the value and necessity of working hard
  • teaching me to say please and thank you
  • making me do my best in school or else
  • modeling southern hospitality
  • letting me spend my summers with granny and eat up her homemade french fries
  • teaching me to make ice box fruit cake, fry a mean pork chop, and make delicious sweet tea
  • dance classes, t-ball, cheerleading, ROTC, etc.
  • great hair for prom(s)
  • my pin-striped white Chevelle
Thanks for this and so much more….
I love you.

Clarence Lamar Bradley II

I find it most fitting that I start my blog of thank yous with you. The wonderful things you have done for me and brought into my life in the passed 8+ years is countless. Yet I am so thankful for you.

Thanks for...

  • loving me unconditionally
  • being a wonderful father to our children
  • being a great example of a what a real man is to all who know you
  • finding me sexy at 190#s, 250+#s, and even now as I shrink
  • fixing our cars, the kids cars, heck every one in the family's car
  • for allowing me to stay home with our children
  • supporting me as I went back to school
  • willingly and lovingly doing bedtime with Angel and Three.
  • being my Boaz
My love for you grows daily and so will this list.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Purpose Statement

For many years I have thought about all the people I have encountered in my life and how every one has taught me something. I wanted to write a book of thank yous. However, I will start with this blog. I will thank the countless people who have loved me, lost me, helped me, hurt me, and everything in between. 

I was sitting in church and the memory of the THANK YOU Book came to me again. So I search my Bible app for verses on "thank you" and I found the Philippians1:3 verse. That is why I named my blog http://philippians13.blogspot.com/.

......because for every person I blog about I truly....

I thank my God every time I remember you.