Sometimes Friends Come from Unlikely Places

 

Hi everyone!!

Happy Good Friday! I mentioned in yesterday’s post that there are a few happenings in my world that I wanted to share with you today.

As you’ve heard me mention many times, I usually have a lot of “irons in the fire”. So there’s always something going on. In the past, I mentioned how passionate I am about the non-profit organization Wreaths Across America. You can read some of the information in these two posts:

I recently volunteered to become more involved in the organization by being their PR and Social Media Coordinator. If interested, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter. With Memorial Day right around the corner, I’m hoping to have an influx of folks getting the word out about our group and honoring our vets on Memorial Day by sponsoring a wreath to be placed on a veteran’s grave this December 14th. Last year we laid 5,576 and this year we hope to lay 8,000! So the good news I received is that I will be doing a radio spot with WQIC’s Steve Todd on May 8th!! I’m excited and nervous and I hope that it helps to raise awareness! Although we as a group hope for 8,000 – I secretly am hoping for 10K!

Other happenings that are taking place—you’re going to see some changes to the look of the blog in the next few months! It’s going to get a “face lift” so to speak. Thanks to Sarah at Wildflower PR! Needless to say, I’m really excited to work with Sarah!

So on to the meat of this post.

I have been accused of having high expectations of people. lol My response to Alfie was twofold – #1 – then he should feel honored because I find him to be the most incredible man I’ve ever known and I love him more each day. And #2 – and this is the biggie – I don’t expect from anyone else what I haven’t already delivered.

Needless to say, I have only a small group of acquaintances and an even smaller group that I would call my friends. This is the way I like it. Yesterday I had the privilege of getting together for lunch with one of the most amazing (award winning) photographers I know (review on Devon’s tomorrow)! He also happens to be someone I am proud to call my friend. The gentle giant. :-) Bob Bossinger (he’ll kill me for this, but he’ll live):

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I met Bob over 3 years ago. I went straight from work to an art exhibit and this strange man walked up to me and complimented me on my shoes. And so it began…… Since then, I have had Bob do anniversary present pictures for me to give to Alfie, Kenzer’s school pictures, family pictures—you name it! Here’s some of the work he’s done for us:

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If you’d like to work with him, shoot me an e-mail and I can put you in touch. You can also find him on Facebook.

We actually got together yesterday to discuss doing some fitness shots for me to share with you guys. I want to be able to say- “I’m a mama, a real person, with real flaws, I don’t workout for a living, but this is me”.  And then I find myself torn. Feeling like I need to look a certain way or that I need to lean out to an ungodly body fat percentage. I’m my own worst critic.

I find it pretty rad that I have friends, like Bob, who will put things in to perspective. He reminded me that in the near future Alfie and I plan on having more kids and decreasing body fat would be running a risk. So what’s more important he says? Kids or a picture. Do you want to be easy to relate with or not? (You can see why I enjoy his company).

Anyway, I just needed to share that story. I feel completely blessed to have so many incredible people in my circle. Long story short – I’ll be sharing some pretty cool pictures in the next few months as well!

 

Do you ever have those “Aha!” moments where you step back and get a glimpse of how fortunate you are for the people in your life? Share it with me!