Monday, September 17, 2007

You Make Me Smile Too!!!

Who knew that blogging would become so important to me. It seems to have taken on a life of it's own for me. I enjoy it so much, if you can't tell!!! I've been in an especially bloggity mood lately.

My friend Susan nominated me for an award. I met Susan how I have met so many other bloggers, just by passing by a blog that they left a comment on that intrigued me. After commenting on her blog, she sent me an email and told me some personal details about her life that really touched me. I look up to her, and admire her strength. Her blog is so full of history, family, and God! It is really neat.

This is what she said about me: I smile with delight when I read the courage and faith this young, single mother of three walks in. She truly is making lemonade out of the lemons she was given and doing it with such grace and ease.

So now I'm giving out the award. She gave it to 10 people. I'm giving it to one. Well actually two. But I only know one of them personally.

My friend Sara makes me smile. I've known Sara for many years now. We met in college. I'm not sure if she didn't like me, but I didn't like her. And honestly I don't know what started it. I'm sure it all had to do with dumb club stuff. She was in CD's and I was in Kappa, and we were all retarded. Chrissy and I use to take it upon ourselves to terrorize anyone in CD's that we felt deserved it. (Once upon a time I was really stuck up...I think anyways.)

Well somehow she became one of my sisters best friends. And so of course at some point our paths would cross. Well now looking back, I don't know why I didn't like her. She is so sweet, kind and caring!!! It's so funny how when you pre-judge people, you're always wrong! I am anyways! I can certainly say back then I never thought we'd be friends now, but I'm so glad we are! She makes me smile! :)

Okay and the next person who makes me smile, well I don't actually know him, but I wish I did. Does that count? :) It's Wentworth Miller from Prison Break. I think he is soooo cute. So many women think Matthew McCaunaghey (sp?) is so cute. I just think he's gross. I mean he self-admittedly does not wear deodorant? He said that on a Barabra Walters special. I don't care how good your stomach looks, if you stink, then move on! So anyways, Wentworth Miller makes me smile.

I know I kind of strayed from the norm there in giving awards. I was just watching Prison Break, and I had forgotten just how cute he is!!!



Blogger Sara said...

I FEEL SO HONORED!!!!!!!!!! You rock Larissa! I'm sooo glad I've gotten to know you better this last few years. You are so awesome, and anyone could see that just from reading your amazing blog.
You know it's didn't 'misjudge' me. I was stuck up. I was mean. I meant for people to think that way of me, because I was. You were right. But it was really just to those Kappa people...I guys. Isn't that aweful! That some stupid club stuff divides such a blessed group of girls? I think it's horrible. The first time I saw you since college, at Maddy's birhtday party at Chuckie Cheese's, I thought, oh man I hope Larissa's nice to me.
I have since grown up, and matured I think. Those things are no longer important to me, and I try to take everyone at face value now.
Larissa, you are such an amazing amazing person. And I just love your whole family, your kids, your sisters, your parents. Your family really shines, and people see what influential christians you are. Thank you for helping me...just from reading your blog everyday. You are such an uplifting spirit, and we all need that, every day. Lots of love to you and yours.

10:33 PM  
Blogger Penless Thoughts said...

Isn't it terrible some of the tools Satan will use - I never went to college so not familiar with the sorority circle but I observe this very behavior in my young 12 year old granddaughter and her friends. Just down right mean. Breaks my heart.

I'm glad you and your friend grew past that.

7:56 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

You go ahead and give that award to Wentworth Miller! I've never watched Prison Break, but he is pretty cute :)

I love reading your make me smile, too! Your plight and how you've dealt with it encourages me greatly, as I think it does many others. Thanks for being bloggity!

2:05 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Yeah.....his picture just made me smile. Trent was just asking me who all was on my lust list, I may just have to add him!

7:11 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Oh, and Sara makes me smile too. Lots actually. As well as you do!

7:12 PM  

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