Saturday, July 12, 2014

Six Word Saturday...July 12th

My Friend Is Visiting From Arizona

Those are my Six Words for this Saturday!

This is a picture of Toni and her family from many years ago.

Toni and I at a memorial service for Max.

Our friendship has lasted 35 years!  I count it such a blessing to have such a great friend in Toni.  She was raised here in Derby, Kansas where I live...but she moved to Arizona over 25 years ago.  Even though we live so far away from each other, our friendship has remained strong.
She visits here regularly to see her sister, and so we have been able to see each other a lot over the years that we have been apart...and we have also taken vacations together over the years.  Occasionally we go to Arizona and visit with her also.  And of course these days we have email, and facebook to keep us up to date on each others lives.

I feel like our friendship has been a gift from God.  Toni was the first friend I made when I moved here from Colorado 35 years ago.  She was so warm and friendly...and was always ready with a listening ear and a cup of tea when I was in need of a caring friend.

We care about each others family too.  She has two daughters who we are very close with...and now they are grown, married women and each of them has a child.  We were there for their weddings...and like-wise Toni has attended our daughter's weddings also.

Toni's husband Max was our very dear friend too...but he has moved on to heaven.  John and I always did things with Max and Toni...and as I said, we even took vacations together.  It has been such a blessed relationship over the years.

As I am typing this and counting my blessings when it comes to Toni, she is sleeping in the guest room.  We stayed up late visiting and catching up.  We have a week, so I am sure we will do a lot of that.

Anyway, today for Six Word Saturday I just wanted to share my excitement of having my long-time friend here with me!

I hope you all will be having a great Saturday too.  One that is filled with many blessings!

Click below on the link...and tell us your six words today!  :)


LC said...

Good friends are indeed a gift from God. May your week be filled with mutual blessings.

Spectra Ghostseeker said...

How nice to have such a long friendship. My brother is an EMS captain in Tucson. I love to visit Arizona, but it's too hot for me to think about living there!
My six word Saturday is here.

Karen S. said...

How wonderful, enjoy your time together and all your catching up too.

Kathe W. said...

Friends are priceless. Enjoy your time together!

restlessjo said...

Close friendships are a blessing, Linda. I can feel your excitement. Have a great time together.

BARBIE said...

What a blessing to have a friendship that spans through the years. Have a joyous time together.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Oh, that is wonderful. Enjoy your time together.

rlavalette said...

I thought about visiting Arizona once, but I've misplaced my passport.