It has often been said that some people come into our lives for a season and others stay awhile, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never ever the same.  I like to think that each person has come into my life during a season when I have needed their influence the most.  I have come to know this opportunity teaches us to be accepting of everyone, as we never know the lasting impact they will leave with us.  And hopefully in turn, the gifts of the heart we share with another will make a difference.  One day I truly believe, as we look back at our own lives, we will see with great clarity the reason for “those we met along the way,” and their timely and divine purpose in our lives.