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Wow, it's been quite some time since i've written on this. Life has got away from me! With college and work I have been beyond busy. 
Well I'll do a quick catch up and get into more serious stuff.  I am on IV antibiotics as my infection in my nose has still not gone away and has moved into my lungs now. So I'm on IV for two months.  I had my home health nurse come in this morning, she was great and super nice! I have had some good nurses and bad and she is the best so far! Well thats about it for me.
Tonight is my highschool's winter formal. I didn't have the heart to go this year, and being that I just recently got a picc line, it was probably a good thing I decided to go.  I went to the beginning part of the formal to take pictures with some of my friends and my brother.  I was blown away by the amazingly beautiful dressed up girls and guys! I must say, people sure can clean up nice. :) I just want to share something that touched my heart beyond words, such a simple act of kindness. I have an amazing friend named Jordyn. I became good friends with her in the 7th grade and since then we have been inseperable until this year. As I took a different path in life, that led me to do PostSecondary Enrollement in college, our distance has grown.  Growing up the past few years she has been my rock, and my joy to be around! She is so beautiful! Anyone will get blown away by her beauty.  This year, my senior and her senior year, I have missed her more than anyone. Life has gotten us so caught up in the world that time to be taken out of my day to spend with her has slowly been passed by.  But tonight she did something that blew my heart away. As she came in with all her friends and her lovely date, she gave me a hug and asked to come with her to the bathroom.  Silly right?  To be asked to come to the bathroom with someone? but what an amazing thing it was to me! That after quite some time, she wanted me to be by her side! me!  This just told me that she still accepts me and will never let me go. Just like I will never let her go.  I sometimes wish I could do more to show her how much she still deeply means to me, but I never feel anything is good enough. I love you Jordyn.
I'm writting this to show what a simple act of randomness can do to someone. :)  After what felt like a miserable day, just the little question if I would come to the bathroom with her just lifted everything from that day.  It may seem so silly without actually being in my shoes.  But if someone ment this much to you as a friend and sister, a simple question to be by her side is the best. (picture below of me and her at formal)
Take time to ask someone a simple request to accompany you to a cup of coffee or to sit and watch a movie, ya never know it may change their world. :)

sincerely, Kelsey.

Show Your Pearly Whites.

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I visited Kayla today.  She amazes me every time I see her.  After four days on bed rest and somewhat going bedrest bored crazy, she still laughs at my not so funny jokes, still says please and thank you when I wait on her, and makes me feel so appreciated after washing her sheets by saying "I just love getting in to a bed with clean sheets."  Just the little known fact of herself that she shared with me, lit up my day knowing that she gets to enjoy her newly cleaned sheets.  Her strive for life and the life of her baby in the womb amazes me! After everything she goes through she still finds time and energy to encourage me in my life and my relationships. (:  Having her as a sister is overwhelming. I love you Kayla.
PS- If you don't know her, you are missing out. :) get to know her, you wont regret it.

I wanted to share this poem that my dad read to my family at the dinner table tonight.  This is such an amazing way to look at life. I hope it inspires you as it reminded me of why I love to share a smile with everyone. :)

"Pack Your Smile"
By: Idella Pearl Edwards

Be prepared for the journey of life,
Mile after mile after mile.
Though the journey contains good and bad,
Remember to pack your smile.

Whether you're sailing on the deep, blue sea
Or sitting alone in the dark,
The Spirit can give you a smile for your face
And joy in the depth of your heart.

No matter what comes, no matter what goes,
Remember God's there all the while.
He loves you so and He's in control,
So remember to pack your smile.