A good friend of mine sent me a card in the mail along with a studio picture of herself. She works in a very busy photography studio. She helps run the business and assists with the colorization and all that is involved in the final prints. It was quite the glamor picture and I want one sometime. :)
She was my next door neighbor for years, until sadly..she had to move. She has two of the most beautiful girls (now young women) that I have ever seen. Exquisitely beautiful! We rarely see or communicate with each other because our lives have gone in different directions ... but we will always be close friends... kindred spirits. It doesn't matter how much time lapses... we can always pick up like we were together yesterday.
She would tell you I helped save her life when she was going through her darkest days. I didn't do anything any other good friend wouldn't do. I just happened to be there. And she was there for me too through some dark and trying times.
And I think she is gifted with the funniest sense of humor over anyone else I know. She always has me laughing... no matter what is going on in either of our lives. She is sweet and compassionate...and I cherish our friendship.
Last week she sent me a card and I will share her words, here..in my blog:
The picture is in case you are delirious and do not remember who I am.
I am the girl that used to live next door to you.
I am the girl who had two kids and they played together with yours.
I am the girl who frequently took tomatoes from your garden.
I am the girl who always beats you at scrabble. (To this I laughed out loud and said "NO you DON'T!" :)
Just checking in to see how you are doing.
I love you.
You have a place in my heart always.
You'll always be one of my very best friends.
Stop being sick, its annoying.
She just totally cracks me up... LOL! And she moved me profoundly with her sweet words.
Another friend and neighbor called her and told her I had been taken to the hospital by ambulance. She then went on to tell her that I must really be sick because the pool stairs were still on the deck during all the 100 degree weather. They know me and my not having the pool ready for swimming in hot weather was a huge sign that all was not well.
Anyway..Donna had called after I got home and I admittedly didn't return her calls ..or anyone's calls because I just needed to rest at that time. Then I ran into her somewhere. You would have to know her and the voices she uses when she is being funny but she told me she was all set to call again and leave this message- "You do not have my permission to die! CALL me!"
Too funny... I just love her! :)
AND...seriously...she does NOT always beat me in scrabble! Did I mention we are competitive with this game?? :)