I often tell my best friend Leslie, usually with tears rolling down my cheeks, that I consider her friendship one of God's sweetest gifts. Together, we have experienced marriage, childbirth, breastfeeding, potty training, loving and discipling our three kids each, from toddlers to teens. Together we have laughed, cried, walked and talked. We have cooked, decorated, painted and planted. We have traveled and vacationed from sea to shining sea and never once have we gotten tired tired of each other. We have encouraged each other along life's path. Sharing and discussing every imaginableble subject. Learning how to be a good wife, mother and friend.
Together we have weathered many a storm, and learned life changing lessons in the midst. We as well, have celebrated countless victories and witnessed hundreds of tiny miracles. Our friendship, is a treasure. Increasing in value. Irreplaceable. Priceless. Clearly designed by God, who in fact, has always been right there in the big fat middle of us. He has loved us, held us and laughed with us. He has showed us how to live by the truth of His word, by the power of His Holy Spirit and how to forgive by the life, death and resurrection of His only son, Jesus Christ. It's been quite a party. A party of best friends! Not always fun, but always good. Perhaps a glimpse of eternity...a bit of heaven on earth. Definitely something to be thankful for and grateful for the future. Because deep down in our souls, we know without doubt, that His best is yet to come.