I'm a full-time wife and mom of two adorable boys. When I'm not busy trying to keep up with them I enjoy photography, traveling, planning parties and a little bit of reading.

In February of 2008 I was diagnosed with an incurable terminal lung illness, though God promised me a full and complete healing. While we wait for His timing, we're taking it one day at a time, and standing in awe of how God's using all of this for His glory. The tough road we've traveled has given us a new perspective on the fragility of life. Memories are more important to us than ever before. The goal of this blog is to share some of our family life - the ups and downs, the joys and probably some of the pains as well. It's mostly meant as a personal journal of sorts, but you're welcome to share in it. We'd like to take this opportunity to say ...


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The ABCs of Friendship

This morning I'm so grateful for all of my friends! They've helped me through some rough times - times I wasn't sure if I'd make it to see another sunrise, times I doubted myself (though never my God). They've lifted me up in prayer when I didn't have the strength to audibly mouth a prayer myself. They've stepped alongside my family and done laundry, cleaning, grocery shopping, and even cared for and loved on my children. Thank you friends - you know who you are!

A Friend....
(A) Accepts you as you are
(B) Believes in "you"
(C) Calls you just to say "hi"
(D) Doesn't give up on you
(E) Envisions the whole of you (even the unfinished parts)
(F) Forgives your mistakes
(G) Gives unconditionally
(H) Helps you
(I) Invites you over
(J) Just to "be" with you
(K) Keeps you close at heart
(L) Loves you for who you are
(M) Makes a difference in your life
(N) Never judges
(O) Offers support
(P) Picks you up
(Q) Quiets your fears
(R) Raises your spirits
(S) Says nice things about you
(T) Tells you the truth when you need to hear it
(U) Understands you
(V) Values you
(W) Walks beside you
(X) X-plains things you don't understand
(Y) Yells when you won't listen
(Z) Zaps you back to reality

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