Saturday, October 23, 2010

Six Words Saturday

Love My Friend Of Thirty Years




This is my sweet friend Toni, and we have been great friends for 30 years. Recently she lost her husband Max. I have blogged about our friend Max and how we will miss him. But today I just want to say what an amazing woman my friend Toni Kay is. She has faced a lot this past year during her husband's battle with Cancer. She was with him every step of the way, cheering him on in his fight for life. Loving him, and caring for him everyday. And now she is facing life without him. I know this will be extremely hard to be without her 43 year companion, who was the love of her life. With God's help, and the love of her family I know this strong woman will be just fine. I know I will be keeping her in my prayers.

I have enjoyed having her here for the last couple of weeks, but tomorrow she will fly back home to Arizona. I am going to miss her so much.


Today we went to a museum and out to lunch with Toni, so we could enjoy our final day with her. This special friendship is so comfortable and so special, I am sure it can go on for at least another 30 years! I thank God for the blessing of friendship, and for my special friend Toni.

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11 comments:

~ shi ~ said...

Friends are so important! I am so sorry for your friends loss...I am so glad she has you to lean on as she grows through this also!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! We have two horses...snd yes we do feel like we are in God's country!..It is just so amazingly beatiful here!!!! You will ahve to stop by sometime :) you know it is just around the corner from you!!! oxoxoxoxo love from your nature friend!!!

Karin said...

Oh, Linda, I'm so sorry for your friend! My sympathies to her. May God give her strength especially in marking all the 'firsts' she will be without her Max. So glad the Lord gave you to her to be there in person and in prayer.

Tracy B. said...

I'm sorry for your loss. May God bless you all.

Debbie said...

There is nothing like life long friends. What a blessing! I had read your past blog post about Max's death. I think that was when you came to Phoenix, if I remember correctly. I'm sure Toni is blessed having you as a friend; one who can love her and encourage her especially in this time of grieving, loss and transition.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

PS I saw photos of your daughter Lynnette and one of my favorite bloggers Jill of Forever N Ever N Always today. I wish I had been able to attend the Relevant conference.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Life long friends are truly a blessing from God. They say if you have 2 or 3 your entire life you are very fortunate indeed.

~Ron

croleyc69 said...

What a blessing friends are and so glad you have each other. So sorry again for her loss but I'm keeping her in my prayers too.

Caroline

Silas Kraft said...

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Jaimie said...

thank you for bringing a smile to my face. I'm glad I happened upon your blog. keep sharing the joy of Jesus!

Silas Kraft said...

No I didn't see any planes. That would be cool if I did! Bye!

Deanna said...

Dear Linda,
God bless you both! Close friends are a treasure.

I'm sorry for the loss of your friend Max. May God comfort you and his wife.

Thank you for your visits. I always enjoy hearing from you. I am feeling pretty good when I sit. My mind is alert, but my ole body complains when I'm walking.

I still have Ablation to go through. Looking forward to this treatment in November.

God bless you,
d

Coby said...

Those lifelong friendships are such a blessing! I love my dear, sweet friends who know me through and through (the ones who finish my sentences and make me giggle until I'm dangerously close to having an accident!).

I will definitely say a prayer for Toni!