I love this photo of me and one of my best friends. Here she was expounding on the complexities of life in her own quirky way as we took a walk in nature on a chilly day. Don't you just love the hands going?
I really love this woman. She has stuck by me through the hardest times of my life. She never judges. She doesn't pull away if things get awkward. She never criticizes anyone even when it would be easy to. She always makes me laugh or just feel really, really loved especially when I don't feel very lovely or lovable. I mean seriously, all I have to do is sneeze and she is at my front door with chicken soup.
She has a reputation for being "that woman" that has everything in her purse that anyone would ever need at any time. On this particular day, she had a snack display in the back of her car that rivaled Walmart. I was glad about that after our hike to the top of the mountain.
She's always reading a good book that she's more than willing to share. She knows how to endure hardship. I've seen her weather storms that I pray I will never have to face with strength, grace, and faith, all the while keeping her sense of humor and a positive outlook. She has a ZEST for life! Quite honestly, I don't know what I would do without her.
She knows who she is and today, I am thankful for this good friend.