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Everything in Life Comes Full Circle

Updated on August 18, 2011

Hazeltine Golf Course

I want to share about my awe inspiring night at the Shrine Circus. My beautiful daughter and I were invited to target center for the Shrine Circus. Now, I had never been to the circus, so when Kelly, Devon's father, my daughters best friends dad, picked up my daughter and I, we really did not know what to expect. Kelly's daughter Devon was honored to sing the national anthem. Wow was she amazing and she is only 12. She is an upcoming starlet. I tease her that she is my second daughter.

The show was amazing and all the folks we were with had our mouths open for most of the performance. I mean, the elephants were doing tricks, my daughter rode a elephant, lions were running out of cages to the trainer. It was so fun. Jamey and Kelly were sweet to invite my daughter and I. The entire night was heart warming and made me feel like I was a kid again.

Some of you that have read my story called, the worn out shoes, know that I lost my first love Billy. We were not together at the time he passed, but he is forever in my heart and there is not a day that goes by that I do not have Billy on my heart.

As I sat in my isle, at the target center in MPLS, MN, watching this amazing circus, a man walked by that looked familiar. My golly, it was Pat, Billy's brother. I can't tell you how warm my heart felt as Pat and I hugged and talked about Billy and how much we both miss him. Billy was killed at the US Open in 1991 by lightening. It is because of his death that they now have those lightening rods at golf courses.

God does have such great gifts when you least expect it. I felt like my life with Billy came full circle that night. Here Pat was, now a dad to two beautiful girls and Billy did not live to 27. Life is puzzling, but life does tend to come in a complete circle. I think that is how life is supposed to be.

We can think about our life, how we have lived it, and what we have gained and lost. I realized the night I saw Billy's brother Pat, that I am really genuinely happy with my life. I feel so grateful for all the people, experiences, loves, and lessons. Even the tough lesson of losing Billy to lightening. I know I will see him again in heaven. I can't wait to hold him.

I never thought I would say that I would not change anything in my life.Here I am though, in that place, that I really would not change a thing. I have had a hard knocks life too. I love God, my kids, my twin sister, my family. I also love the home and the neighborhood I live in. I just fought a foreclosure on my home for two years. It is ok now, but that was tough. I am a lover by nature and have learned to be more of a fighter with all my experiences.

My heart is full. I encourage all of you, my hubber,redgage,blog, friends, to look at your life and review how you feel right now in the phase of life. What would you change? Are you grateful for the lessons? Would you trade it in for something else?

Please vote below.

Thanks for letting me pour my heart out.

©© Laura Rogers Arne

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    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Sometime life leads you to unplanned events where you know it was meant to be. Glad you got to hook up with your husband's family. Your story is touching.

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      Jaspal Singh 

      7 years ago from India / Australia

      Wonderful tale full of sentiments. Thanks for sharing.

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      Jenn 

      7 years ago

      Wow...what an amazing story about running into your soul mate's brother, maybe Billy arranged it all from the other side?? Sometimes, it is nice to think that way!!

      I'm with you, all the trials, tribulations, joys, sorrows, all of it....I wouldn't trade them for anything. I've learned many lessons, but I wouldn't be who I am today if I hadn't gone through everything and become the person I am today!!

      I love reading your work. Cheers, Jenn

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      Dave Sibole 

      7 years ago from Leesburg, Oh

      His ways are higher than ours. Now we look through a glass darkly. Thanks for sharing.

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      Steph Harris 

      7 years ago from Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

      A wonderfully, inspiring hub. Life happens and we become the people we are through it, just like most people I have had hard times, some of the worst were when I was a child, but these times make you a stronger more resilient human being who can forgive the past and enjoy the present. I like myself and the wonderful life I have now and I realise that none of this would have come about if I hadn't gone through the learning experiences I have had in the past. If we could all realise this rather than feeling resentful about past hurts and problems it would make life so much easier.

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      George Huss 

      7 years ago from United States

      Thanks for sharing. All we have to give is our own experience strength and hope.

    • Mrs. J. B. profile image

      Mrs. J. B. 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      What a beautiful story

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      MyMastiffPuppies

      Thanks for the beautiful words here. " Seize the Day"

    • MyMastiffPuppies profile image

      MyMastiffPuppies 

      7 years ago

      Beautiful story...we never know what is ahead of us but we should take every day and enjoy what is right in front of us. Voted up, awesome and beautiful...

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Happyboomernurse

      Isn't it something how many of us have lost loves. Your right, we are grateful for everything.

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      acaetnna

      Thanks so much for your words and for stopping by

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      frogyfish

      You will see your loved one too. Thanks so much for coming by.

    • Happyboomernurse profile image

      Gail Sobotkin 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      Hi Healing Touch,

      This was a very moving story. Having lost my first love at 18 to cancer, I can relate to the strength it takes to move forward with your life and open up to love again. I've been married for 36 years but my first love still lives on inside my heart even though I wouldn't change the wonderful life I now have with my husband.

      How strange it is that Acaetnna's comment is just above mine, for she too lost a first love to cancer and has gone on to another great love. I think those of us who have experienced loss and suffering at a young age truly appreciate each moment we have here on earth with our loved ones.

      Thanks for sharing this beautiful hub.

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      acaetnna 

      8 years ago from Guildford

      Clearly this is written from your heart and is so touching. My first love died of cancer and of course I was totally devastated but he still has a special place securely in my heart. I am now very fortunate to have again found the love of my life. Life is definitely a full circle and we should live for the moment because we don't quite know when the circle will stop and we will have to get off. A great hub, thank you for sharing.

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      I know, I had the same reaction to the vote. Sorry of finding out your first love had passed. I am so glad you have stopped by.

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      frogyfish 

      8 years ago from Central United States of America

      An interesting and touching hub from the heart here. I had to vote yes - actually YES! - and was surprised that more had actually voted no! Hmm-mm.

      I recently found out my long disconnected 'first love' had died several months ago - through a note sent in a birthday card. He will always fill a tiny niche in my heart and like you, I hope to see him in Heaven. Well...thanks for listening to my 'share' too. Thanks again for a very positive hub!

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Mr.Nice, your so right. A temporary visa. I love that. I do believe that we should love and treasure every moment.

      Thanks for the great dialogue.

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      darrylcrawford,

      I love your comments and I totally agree that we will see our loved ones again and we are destined to glory. God Bless you.

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      Mr Nice 

      8 years ago from North America

      Hi Healing Touch,

      Very interesting and inspiring hub. In this world we are all here on a temporary visa. If we understand the process of life, I believe we will appreciate every moment of our lives.

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      DARRYL WILLIAM CRAWFORD 

      8 years ago from Philadelphia PA to Tucson AZ.

      Thank you for writing this. God is amazing and yes life comes in a full circle. I believe we will see all of our loved ones who are in heaven when we make transition and cross over. It's a win, win situation......life is, even though we may have some tough times and lost loved ones, in the end I believe we'll still have God and each other...again. We have our ups and downs but ultimately we are predestined for glory, for perfect peace, for love full circle... again. God is good. God is LOVE. So thank you again for writing this:)

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Ralwus,

      So true, we never forget those we love in the living or the dead.

      Thanks for stopping

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Prasetio,

      I love that, life is like a ball. Thanks for stopping by and voting up

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      MT, thanks for commenting on this hub. Wow, life is so cool.

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      ralwus 

      8 years ago

      Aww yes, beauty walks in the living and the living loves our departed alway.

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      prasetio30 

      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love your story about your daughter. I hope it could inspired us in doing the best in life. I love your hub tittle, it good to remind us how life is like a ball. Sometimes we are in the top and sometimes we are below. But I hope we still have motivation and never give up to face anything in life. I agree with you, everything rotating in the right place. Vote and vote again. Cheers....

      Blessing and hugs,

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      Linda Rogers 

      8 years ago from Minnesota

      Dear HT and sister. I am so glad you got to see Pat the other night and be with Bill vicariously through him. Bill was your true soul mate and I know he is always watching over you. I am so glad you wrote about the other night and how life works out. I voted on your poll. UP AWESOME BEAUTIFUL!!! Love you :)

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      dallas,

      As a trained therapist, I have learned its all in how we respond. Thanks God for my resiliency. whoooo

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      Dallas W Thompson 

      8 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Perhaps life is how you respond. Perhaps our "resiliency" determines who we are...

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      MickyDee, you'd be the same macaroon. Now I am hungry for a macaroom cookie. Thanks so much for stopping and rating it so well. I just loved the ditty on eppigram you did.

      Love to you my friend

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Rainbow6,

      Thanks so much for stopping by. I really am surrounded by so much love. Good wishes back to you.

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Epigramm man, You are so special. I feel so supported by you and so do other hubbers. I am so glad to follow you and that you follow me. I count on you.

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Carolina muscle,

      Thanks for reading my hub. I love when you stop by

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Great story! If I had the same info- I would be the same macaroon I've been I guess. I think I'd "tweak" it just a bit! Rated up! Congrats! You are a winner!

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      Rainbow6 

      8 years ago

      An appreciated sharing. Glad that you are amidst love. Good wishes fruit for you! Tks for visit.

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      epigramman 

      8 years ago

      ...what an inspiring story and lovely sentiment - and it's true your hubs will always come full circle - because your fans your friends your followers will always come back for more ......

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      carolina muscle 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      This one really tugged on my heart strings.

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