Saturday, February 28, 2009

sending wonderful wishes

She knew me as a freshman and has continued to be my friend through all the changes that life brings.
She has walked through the silly times, the serious times and continues to walk alongside of me.
We've had big hair and perms....short hair and long...
We've never lived nearby each other....too many miles apart to measure, but the bond that makes us friends can't be severed by mere miles
Praying for each other over the phone, crying over hurts and wounds, giggling till the tears flow, checking on kids and planning the next get together...
There is a deep well within her that uplifts and encourages, hard on herself but abundantly generous to her friends with her time, talent and treasures. Always there, always ready to listen, always ready to bless.
Always done to the best of her ability...she's a thinker and a finisher...beautiful in all she does. Anything that comes from her hands is a treasure and a keepsake.
She makes me want to be better than I am, she inspires greatness!
There have been surprises and disappointments, new babies and forever goodbyes all shared over the years.
Scrapbooking, card making, sharing tips and techniques, cross stitching, knitting and blogging - outlets and passions ignited by one and then shared by the other.
We've pondered theology, marriage, raising children, life, pets, sports, politics, and even seed stitch!
More than just surface friends, our lives are intertwined in a forever kind of way.
More than two decades of my life have been lived with Kristyn as my best friend.
Blessed beyond measure. I love her like a sister and I am a richer person having her as my friend. I will forever be grateful for this gift from God of her. Happy Birthday dear friend! I love you! May the year ahead hold blessings from the Lord for you and your family! I'll be right there cheering you on!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mom,
That was so touching! You are so sweet to everyone you meet.. hey that rymes!

Maggie

Anonymous said...

Hi, This is Kris, Kristyn's friend. I have started reading your blog and really enjoy it. Thank you for sharing these pictures. I love the big hair. I had that too!! Those were such wonderful things you said about Kristyn and all so true. We are both so very blessed to have her as a friend. Thank you for keeping up on my carepage as well. I hope you had a good birthday!

Kristyn Knits said...

to my special friend-
your words warmed my heart!! and you know that I love you just as much! and will treasure you always.

and that picture-how dare you post that big hair picture!

fromallstitchedup said...

What a wonderful friendship. You are both very lucky.

Mary said...

It is nice to have a best friend.

mark said...

what an amazing tribute. so incredibly well said, and equally well deserved. i love that you share birthdays so close to each other. and, as a husband, i cannot express my appreciation for the sister you have been to her. much robb love!

a friend to knit with said...

oh my. this was so sweet!!!
how wonderful to share so much already... with so much ahead.

and......i had a bunch of your posts pop up that i never even saw!!!