Friday, November 11, 2016

Friendship...a perfect gift indeed!

And some days you just get special hugs...I call them hugs from heaven.   I had such a day the other day when in the mail I received a package...covered with the words fragile and a return label with a red, white, and blue bow from Mary Lou Holman...Aunt Mary Lou...and so today...Aunt Mary Lou at my kitchen table...

A woman who I suppose some might argue was not my aunt...though try and say it to my face...this woman as dear a sister to my mom...a sister to me.   An amazing woman...an amazing friend...a person who I have admired my whole life and is one of the women I would choose to pattern after...

So I get back to my gift...a heart...how appropriate...this woman who was given to us many extra years because of a heart...a gift my mom had given her and she giving it to me...so I snap a picture of it in a chair by the window by my kitchen table...a gift of great thought from the letter...to the box with the year she born...to of course the heart...and the love of this gift...



And when I read it...tears streamed as I knew the love my mom and Aunt Mary Lou shared...the friendship...memories of fun...tears...family...and the words talk of Friendship is God's most perfect gift...

The Miracle of Friendship
There's a Miracle of Friendship that dwells within the heart,
And you don't know how it happens or where it gets its start...
But the happiness it brings you always gives a special lift,
And you realize that Friendship
is God's most perfect gift.


I decide to look for a picture of this special lady...and know I have some somewhere...but for now I take one off of facebook...one of the places I have got to stay in touch with this special friend!   So thank you Jennifer Walsh Porter for sharing...I love this pic...but cropped it up a bit...


So just wanted to say thank you Aunt Mary Lou for always sharing your heart to so many of us...you giving me a special connection to my mom...for being such a role model to me...You are in my thoughts and prayers always!

I search for songs on friends and one comes up that I know you will enjoy...of the most perfect Friendship...


And then this other comes up filled with hearts...and I think of you and mom...how even after she gone...a connection...a friendship...and no matter the distance between us...friends are friends forever...thank you for being one of those friends!!     Love you lots my friend!!!


And there above John 15:13.. (a Veterans Day verse perhaps)...I read these words...fitting for the day...
 
"This is My Commandment, that you love one another
 as I have loved you."
John 15:12



lyp

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