Sunday, November 16, 2008

Happy RE-Birth Day to my dear friend!

I just got off the phone with a very dear, precious, special friend of mine, Patti.
I have known her for (gulp!) TWENTY years this fall, and she has been an amazing gift from the Lord. Friends are a treasure that I will NEVER take for granted!

We were blessed to be able to see Patti this past summer while we were in Colorado on vacation. This photo was taken that afternoon.

Patti has always been a support to me, no matter what I was doing or what I was going through. She helped me learn Sign Language when I was in college (she is hard of hearing), and patiently put up with all my attempts to interpret for her, both in college while learning, and in church services over the years. We have had a lot of good times, and shared tears, too--through my divorce, and ups and downs in her life. I had the privilege of praying for years for the salvation of both her mom and dad, and seeing that prayer answered before both of their deaths. God is good!

I am so grateful for my dear friend! Tonight she told me on the phone while we talked that today, November 16th, is her Spiritual Birth-day---the day she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior, WAAAAAAAY back in 1982! (heehee).

Happy RE-Birth Day, my sweet Friend Patti!

Your friendship is a gift to me from Him! I love you!

1 comment:

Patti said...

It was wonderful to chat with you. Oh Tanya , I love the picture of us and what you shared about us. You are a wonderful faithful friend that I cherish forever!
I love you!!