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*I really wanted to save this post for when I do a month of song titles as blog post titles but couldn’t help this as it is so fresh in my mind in the NOW!

I was on my way to Appleton for the weekend. Big plans!  The grandgirl and I were going to have a hotel overnight and go to the Nutcracker event on Sunday!
Which, by the way, was a great success! 
On the way the Beatle’s song,”Yesterday” came on the radio. Love that song!  However, it always makes me a bit sad and this time was no different.   You see,  the summer just before my sophomore year, my best (hooked at the hip kind-of) friend moved from Illinois to Wisconsin. We hadn’t been friends very long; just since the summer of eighth grade, but she was “that” friend. “That” friend that understood you like no other. I simply loved and adored her in the friend sense of the word.  The day after she left that Beatles song came on and I couldn’t control the flood gates.  I had the longest cry fest I think I’d ever had up to that point in my life. I mean, I was too young at that time to really have experienced any true heartbreak, illnesses, trauma or betrayal. 
Hearing it on my drive this past weekend, the flood gates opened once again. This time having a lot of tough life experiences under my belt (not as great or as many as some and for that I am truly grateful)
 I couldn’t quite close those tears off as quickly as I was able to do that summer before my sophomore year.
However, just like back then when great new friendships, adventure and love awaited; I look forward to the same for my future. 
Yesterday, maybe my troubles “weren’t” so far away!  I’ve learned a lot and am grateful for every trial life has thrown my way. 

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6)


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