I am as old as a TREE

I am as old as a TREE

Sunday, February 21, 2010

to wine down...

So It's sunday evening second post of the day! I just got done with making a wonderful Chinese meal for my friends.. "WHY do I do it" I think after eatting a few foutune cookies here it is "Your road will be made smooth for you by good friends". I have the best friends! REALLY! some of them will drop what they are doing for me and drive me to the hospital when needed, some of them take off work to give me blessings in the middle of the day, some of them just call and say "Scott I was thinking of you and wanted to say hi". SOME try to fix me up with single ladies LOL. some just call and say "SCOTTIE I MISS YOU".

you know when you stop to look at the little things in life, your friends are your family! and I have one big family! I am so thankful for all the little things in this life that I share with so many people that I can call so many my brothers and sisters.

I guess if you look at what my mother and dad did in there life you would say I am cut from the same cloth as my parents. Every sunday DaD would start early in the morning making some kind of food in the garage. he did some good food! that is what he did. MOM was always the center of attention. she did so much with so many people and she was so loved.

Thats what I think I am like.. both of these parents taught me my giving nature.

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like for them to be here now. To see what I have become. I know proud is not the word to use pleased would be better but do you think they would be proud of what has become of there little boy.

I graduated from high school, went on a mission, I graduated from college, I have had some wonderful jobs where I have met some wonderful people, I have had the chance given to me to go back school and along knowing that I made something from what I was given.

I think all of there children have.

Yesterday I had a mix blessing, I was able to partake in a funeral for a man age 92, which was the same age as my grandfather when he died. This man was a member of the church and raised his family in the church, however sometime we dont always take the messages we are taught and well we dont make the right choices... This man was a carpterner. And I really did not know him, saw that his family loved him so much that with all there short comings, they made this man his casket for him to lay in until the Savior comes again.

I was thinking, what will people know me by. REALLY what will people know Scott Leitch by! Will I died a single old man, never to have been married, never to have children, never to share my life with anyone. Who will know me. Will I just be tossed aside and someday someone will stubble across me as say "WHO was SCOTT LEITCH" Will I have a 100 people at my funeral or just a handful of people what knew me but did not know me! REALLY I hope that the LORD comes before I die.

I just really dont know what I am trying to say, I think what I am saying is I want to make a difference in this place. I want people to know WHO Scott Leitch is.

Am I making any scence.

I want to say something here and I am not trying to make anyone sad or cry or upset...

I read Abby's blog alot and think of the pain she is going through, and think of how sad it must be for her to be dealing with all these things, but yet I see something I see this glow... this spirit of her's un broken, I see her humble prayers to our heavenly father and I see her questions. Abby I love you, you are such an example. I keep telling Abby that she is a pioneer to all of us.
I hope she understands that. She reminds me of all those wonderful saints that crossed the plaines to come to the west because they were forced from there homes. SHE is such and example to me and is pulling her own hand cart.

So with that being said, I started something tonight that I was shocked I even said, I really want to make difference in the world. I want to be able to help people, I want to be able to make sure my life is not in vain.

Hold me to my words people.... I am going to do it, I just dont know when but it will happen.

as I finished washing the 4 loads of dishes, and still eatting fortune cookies.... (SIDE NOTE) since I lost my flower shop and January 13, I have also lost 16 pounds. YES 16 pounds. )

I think this one sums my whole heart up!!!

You will make a fortune with your friends!!!

So I have to say THANK YOU MY FRIENDS! you have made my life richly blessed!


Becca said...

I think 'making a difference' takes time. Going back to school to be a social worker is a great start! I'm thinking of people who have made a difference in the world or left a 'legacy' so to speak and it took them many, many years. Good luck!

Jen said...

You do make a difference... to many, in so many ways. YOu may not see it, but then again... are you meant to see it? Perhaps that is what keeps you so humble.

You make a difference to me...even though we may not talk as much as we once did with life taking up so much more time.

Love you my dear friend!

Jen said...

OH... and I too frequently am finding myself reading Abby's blog... Her writing and outlook are truly an inspiration.

dad said...

Scott, you are making a difference in people's lives right now. You may learn new ways to do that as you go to school or as you get inspiration, but no mistake you are making people's lives better right now.

Anonymous said...

I completely agree with dad!! If we were playing a table game and I was asked to list your qualities...I would definitely say that you get up every day determined to make a difference. The fact that you do not know that is a direct result of your tender humility.

Thank you for making a humble difference in my life! Love, mom