I have known my friend Linda for over 20 years; we have been sister friends, mother friends, crying friends, unconditional love friends, tell it like it is friends, we have been laughing friends and you can't get rid of me friends "our season is not over friends" and now we are "you are going to make it through this friends". While writing this post, tears are falling down my eyes at the thoughts of our love, dedication, sincere concern, prayers and well wishes we have expressed for ourselves and families over the years. We have experienced so many rivers of tears and even more mountains of laughter together.
I received a card Friday from Linda, and one of the sentences stated "Remember this, whatever life may choose to bring your way, you're not defined by anything but who you are each day.", what perfect timing, for two reasons. Firstly, I was feeling valueless to my household and my family; being sick, dependent upon others and no earthly reliable income has a way of sneaking that emotion into your heart at times. In addition, while reading the card, a financial gift feel out of the card, written on a DBA Mary Kay Beauty Consultant check. I smiled and thanked God first, because it reminded me, I am God's responsibility, and God's got me.
And then, I was reminded of the conversation my friend Linda and I had prior to her becoming a Mary Kay Consultant; I told her "Girl, you can do this, cause you got what it takes." I smiled again thinking, that's my friend, we both has what it takes to achieve our dreams. And today, I am dreaming of a life that include her in it for many years to come. Mrs. Linda, thanks for seeing the light in me that so brightly shines in you! Love ya, Girl and thanks for the gifts!