I think one of the greatest gifts that God gives us besides our families is our friends! And over the course of my life He has blessed me with some of the best!
Kayla, Chucky, Mary, Laura O., Tracy, Allison, Colleen, Laura P., Joan, Debbie, Sherri, Terri, Michelle, Maria, Steve & Laura, David & Lindy, Rich & Tina, Rose & Larry, Scott, Karen, David & Kim, Jeff & Debbie, Robert & Kellie, Rod & Kellie, Paul & Kathy, Doug & Darla, Noel & Roxana, Antonio, Adina, Dennis & Mary...
And so many good friends here in Houston - too many to list!
Each name brings back memories of shared laughter, deep conversations, whispered secrets, crazy escapades, heartaches, tears, and challenges to be all God created me to be. Each name represents a part of my heart. Each person has helped to make me who I am today, and I am grateful for that.
I am especially grateful for my friends who have been walking through this new cancer adventure with Mark and me. We couldn't do this without you. Your prayers, encouragement, laughter, and understanding have sustained us during difficult days. We are humbled by your generosity, by your goodness, by your compassion, and your protection. You have been true friends.
One of the most amazing friends I have ever had is celebrating her 24th Anniversary today! So I write this to honor her and to thank her for all she means to me. Teri, thank you for being my friend. Thank you for always listening, always caring, and always making me laugh! Thank you for sharing my secrets, sharing my dreams, and sharing my deodorant. Thank you for always bringing the chocolate. And thank you for not being afraid to check the weather! You are such a special gift from God to me and I love you with all my heart! Happy Anniversary!! And may you and Brent have 124 more!!
(Teri checking the weather.)
Thanks to all of you for being my friends!
Disclaimer: If I left you off the "friend list" it was completely unintentional. Remember...I am suffering from "chemo brain."
"A friend loves at all times" Proverbs 17:17
"The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense." Proverbs 27:9