S: Ten Years and Counting
BC: When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. Henri Nouwen
FC: Ten Years and Counting
1: "Portrait of a Friend" I can't give solutions to all of life's problems, doubts, or fears. But I can listen to you, and together we will search for answers. I can't change your past with all it's heartache and pain, nor the future with its untold stories. But I can be there now when you need me to care. I can't keep your feet from stumbling. I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall. Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happiness are not mine; Yet I can share in your laughter. Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge; I can only support you, encourage you, and help you when you ask. I can't prevent you from falling away from friendship, from your values, from me. I can only pray for you, talk to you and wait for you. I can't give you boundaries which I have determined for you, But I can give you the room to change, room to grow, room to be yourself. I can't keep your heart from breaking and hurting, But I can cry with you and help you pick up the pieces and put them back in place. I can't tell you who you are. I can only love you and be your friend. ~- Unknown -
2: May Tong Yang | Happiness
3: The Loves of My Life!
5: “This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And babe, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up becuase if you give up, you'll never find your soul mate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.” Marilyn Monroe
6: Didi Lee | All about me
8: Over the years I've had my share of hardships, heartbreak, and I've seen so much of life's disappointments, but I've also gained so much happiness and have had so much laughter all because of the people I have in my life. I wouldn't know where I'd be if it wasn't for friends and family.
10: The medicine of life is to have true faithful friends.
11: She came into the world early and unexpected with complications, yet she has the biggest personality in the room and commands attention from everyone. I can't wait to observe and watch her grow... Jasmine Ava Jankoski | Good friends are like stars. You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.
12: My Travels â€œWe must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.â€
13: Soua Renie Yang
14: I have been fortunate to share the last ten years with my best friend. From that, we created a beautiful family. | Phua
16: Sophie Nouchee Yang April 15, 2011 6 lbs, 7.4 0z, 20 inches | Brandon Chueyee Yang June 21, 2006 4 lbs, 15 oz, 18 inches | Cameron Lalee Yang September 7, 2008 6lbs, 11 oz, 20 inches | They complete me.
17: More adventures awaits us, this is just the beginning.
18: Stephanie Yang | These I Can Promise I cannot promise you a life of sunshine I cannot promise you riches, wealth or gold. I cannot promise you an easy pathway That leads away from change or getting old. But I can promise all my heart's devotion; A smile to chase away your tears of sorrow; A love that is ever true and ever growing A hand to hold in yours through each tomorrow... These, I can promise you.
19: What Matters Most...
21: Over the Years
22: The Bowe Family Julie, Corey, and Abigail! | It has been a great 10 years and counting, minus all of life's small trials and tribulations :) I have been blessed with an awesome husband and beautiful daughter. I wish the same blessings and happiness to each of you for another 10 years and counting!!
23: Just The Three of Us!
25: Family makes the world go round! “Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.”
26: Family & Friends Always! | Friends are the medicine of life | Mai
27: A friend is someone we turn to when our spirits need a lift. A friend is someone we treasure for our friendship is a gift. A friend is someone who fills our lives with beauty, joy, and grace. And makes the whole world we live in a better and happier place.
28: There's nothing as nice as someone who shares, your laughter, your secrets, your wishes and cares, someone who's there through your good times and tears, who stays by your side as your friend through the years. | Our Journey has only begun...........
29: Friends will come and friends will go, The seasons change and it will show, I will age and so will you, But our friendship stays, strong and true.
30: Bao Thao | “Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it.” Mother Teresa
31: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
34: Joyce, Khoua, Alina, Aubrey and Isabella
36: My Little Blessings
37: Family Memories