Everything in Life Comes Full Circle
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?
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Thanks for letting me pour my heart out.
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