Dec 7, 2013


A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed...

In life we meet new people all day and just about everyday.  Most of them just are faces.
They come and they go never leaving much of an impression on us.  It is rare that
we meet someone for the first time and that someone has a big impact on us.

In my case it's not often that someone comes into my life and turns it upside down.
Aside from Arvid and one other person, I can't say that this is something that 
has happened to me often.  Not counting family of course.

Well a little over a year we met a little girl.  Little beautiful girl from Norway.
Knew nothing about her nor her family, but we made plans to go together
to Eleuthera, Bahamas.  Arvid of course is the connection here.  I am 
not usually nervous about meeting people.  I have no fear that I can get along
with just about anyone, but even so; we were all going to the Bahamas and will be
together for some days.  That sometimes changes things a bit.  I have seen what being 
in close proximity can do to some.  It can cause havoc to relationships, friendships and 
mainly with families.  Therefore; you can understand how I must have been a little 
curious to see how this would pan out..

I had nothing to worry about.  We all hit it out right away.  I fell in love with
little Helle.  She is adorable, and loving.  What made me even more attache to her
was when we were in the plane going to Eleuthera.  She choose to sit
next to Arvid and I.  It's a small plane, an 8 seater and it was her first
time in it.  She was fine until we hit some turbulence.  Then the tears
started rolling down.  Next thing you know she was holding on to my hand
and not letting go.  I was stroking her hair and Arvid was talking softly to her.
It must have worked because little by little the smile came back.  During the
duration of the flight this little girl captured my heart and even now when I
think of her it's all smiles.

I wrote this because every so often Arvid corresponds with the family.
To my utter delight they always ask for me, and specifically Helle.
Yes, sometimes in life someone comes along and leaves an impression that
will last forever.  To me she is and will always be special.  Hope to see them
one day in the not so far future.  Right now another little angel has me smitten.

Have not seen her yesterday nor today, but tomorrow will be holding her again.
Life is good and I am grateful for all the wonderful people in it.
I know I am lucky and I never take it for granted...

Happy Saturday to everyone.
Remember, when you really like someone tell them!

You never get a second chance to make a first impression...