Life as a Thank You – 7
I decided to write an old-school note of gratitude each week in 2016. Â This is your turn. Â The difficult thing about these notes is they only say words that represent something much deeper than words can ever express. I could write a book about how much you mean to me, but this short note will have to do! I have been captivated by your beauty inside and out, ever since I have known you, which is over 40 years! Â I am so grateful that God saw fit to put us in the same math class as freshmen at Edison. Â We grew in our faith, made life time commitments, faced trials and triumphs together over this whole lifetime! Most of my best memories include you!
I thank God every day for you (and Dave)! Â I am so grateful for your patience, your consistency, your love. I have learned so much about parenting, marriage and friendship from you. Â You are creative, kind, thoughtful and not as forgetful as you think you are! Thank you for being you and for accepting me for who I am.
Thank you for keeping this friendship alive in spite of our distance over the years in which it could have faded to just a Christmas card level of friendship. Thank you for all the inside jokes and made up words. Â Thank you for remembering me on random yet special number days on the calendar. Â Thank you for listening to me and for encouraging me; for teaching me new things and sharing your talents and your fruit so generously. Â I am so glad we got to take that “last” cruise (for Jim) together to the 49th state on our 50th b-days!PS – Thank you for the furniture and the woodworking skills – I feel like I am on the better end of this friendship by far!Â I am forever grateful even as I look to the memories we have yet to make!
May God bless you with many friends and with as much joy as you have brought me over the years