Monday, September 21, 2009

Dedicated to...

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.

10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.

I believe that God has placed people in my life, as they say, for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When I think about that saying, I can think back to friends that have come and go. There are very few that have been around a long time. I have one friend that is so near and dear to my heart. We have been through many, many years of joy and sadness together. And I truly believe that we will be together, as friends, for a lifetime.

Her name is Kathy and I love her with my whole heart!!!

LOL!! These pictures are from when we were in high school. Gosh, did we ever have fun together. Sadly, I do not have any recent ones. I need to work on that!

~is an amazing mother of two boys
~currently works, finding housing for the homeless
~is the woman behind the scenes of this talented artist
~doesn't like chocolate that much. What?? I know, I know!
~serves a dairy-free diet to her entire household, because one of her sons can't have it
~encourages her boys to catch snakes. Yep, you read that right!!
~is one of the most outdoorsy, laid back women I have ever met
~is smarter than the average bear
~is crazy but I love her!!!

Here's a few memorable snip-its from our friendship over the years:
~hours and hour of laughing and sharing
~we made up a "secret code" so we could write letters back and forth, without her cousin being able to read them (makes me lol just typing it)
~we printed up signs for our bedroom door, stating no boys allowed (but of course it was all in code, so we were the only ones that knew what it meant) (again, LOL).
~she purposely snagged her hair all up in one of those round brushes to stall me because she knew flowers were on their way to my apartment. And then she couldn't get it out!!!
~she introduced me to her cousin, who I went on to date for 8 years
~"Benson" just had to be there.
~when I left my first husband, I had no where to go. She took me in, no questions asked.
~when I said I had to leave for a while to "clear my head", she took care of my cats, even though she had nowhere to keep them
~when I had my first baby and couldn't get myself together emotionally, she offered to fly down, asap, even though she had a baby of her own
~recently when I was in hospital, she checked in on me almost daily
~she calls and emails and has even emailed Todd (even the wrong Todd, right Kat, lol), just to make sure I am ok, at all times
~she is the one friend that has been there for me, no matter what, over all these years
~she has NEVER judged me
~if I needed her here tomorrow, she would be here
~there is so, so much more, so many more personal things, so many more crazy and fun things, so much more laughing and sharing than I could ever mention.

So, this post goes out to you, Kathy. I love you with all my heart. Thank you for being my friend and loving me unconditionally.