A Friend of the Heart

I’m sitting here updating my husbands phone on his painfully slow computer and  thinking about the special people in my life. I feel so very blessed to have friends who are dear to my heart. Both old and new, I am grateful for the relationships that have come across my path. One person in particular is on my heart tonight.

Someone once told me, “people are in your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime”  My friend “J” is definitely the latter.

I met “J” probably 12 or 13 years ago, but my heart has known her forever. Our friendship is one of those rare things that is not dimmed by distance or time apart. Our lives have taken different paths and at times we were separated by oceans and miles, however our friendship has remained strong.

Even when we haven’t spoken for a few months (or more). Even when we haven’t seen each other in a few years (or more). When we meet again, time has stood still and we are once again two sisters of the heart sharing secrets no one else is privy to, laughing at jokes no one else can possibly understand, and conveying with thoughts what is not necessary to be spoken in words.

I imagine that when we are older, (yet still fabulous)  we will still meet from time to time, comparing stories of children, grandchildren and days gone by. Picnics at the Zoo, rudely ignoring our other friends, the ski trip that changed her life forever, her walk down a spiral staircase as I sang in tandem with that beautiful saxophone, The Empire State building and Le Bernardin. So many memories interwoven into the canvas of our friendship.

My “J”, I love you dearly and thank God that He saw fit to bring our paths together.  Forever you will be in my heart and I am grateful to call you friend.

Proverbs 17:17 says A friend loves at all times. How precious it is to find that sort of friend!

 

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2 responses to “A Friend of the Heart

  1. Clarence & Kathy Straube

    Pastor Liz,

    This is so true, thanks for sharing.

    Love,

    Clarence and Kathy

  2. you will! just this morning, barbie odom, anna mae cameron,
    and brenda brothers and i had breakfast and laughed so
    hard everyone glared at us!

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