Some of you will know that Melissa used to post on my blog. For those of you who don’t know Melissa passed away last night after they took her off of life support. I am sad that she is no long with us but I am so glad that I have some of her writing that I can look back on a remember her by. She was a great person and I looked at her more as a mother figure than as a friend. This post is a post she wrote about me on 10/1/2010. I am re-posting it because what she said to me is how I feel about her. I am going to take the next few days off of writing but I am going to re-post some the posts she wrote for my blog. I am also going to be writing a post about her and that should be up in the next few weeks. If you have any memories that I can include if you would please leave them that would be great.
Written by Melissa Mashburn of Sugar Filled Emotions
Most of the time when I write, my primary goal is to write about something that I find inspiring. Once I put it all down, I can only hope that my readers find it as inspiring as I do. Today’s post is really no different, except instead of writing about a topic or idea that I find inspiring, I am going to say a few things about a person I find inspiring.
You inspire me because not only do you have to live with all the normal day to day struggles that we all have, you also have some unique physical challenges that you could use justify a life of inactivity. Instead you do the opposite. You make no excuses. You do what you can, which is often more than what someone with a healthy body would/could do.
You are one of the kindest people I know. No matter how you feel, you have a kind word for me.
You are a shining example of strength in the face of difficulties. I admire your courage.
You have such a giving spirit. You are quick to make sure the people around you are doing okay.
You are a beautiful person, inside and out!