It is clear to me that our lives are tapestries made of colorful twining threads representing all the people and events that have impacted us.
None of us are "self-made" nor do any of us "pull ourselves up by our OWN bootstraps."
We are what we are because of the people and events which impacted us AND the choices we made as a result of those impactings.
Meet Connie. Her life and mine have been twining threads since the summer before I started 6th grade. We were both in the same youth group as we traveled down those tortuous middle school and high school years.
Being older, I went away to college first and we lost touch for more than twenty years. Several years ago we reconnected and now Connie is a regular visitor to this blog. When I get up to Wisconsin, we try to get together.
I can't even begin to describe the huge impact Connie's thread is having on my tapestry now. She is an amazing lady.
We were able to spend several hours together last evening at that FAMOUS meeting place - - - CULVER'S.