We've become like sisters over the past two years of phone calls, emails and too few visits.
I sometimes say to Matthew, “I can't believe we're friends.”
To me, her words are only part of the special friend she is.
She is a friend who listens. When I called her in hysteric tears about Sara beginning her journey toward heaven, she listened and cried with me.
She is a friend who prays. Oh how she prays. She sends notes in the morning just to say she is thinking of me and praying.
She is a friend who hugs tightly – even with parentheses. I love those emails that end with (((JESS))) – the next best thing to a real hug.
She is a friend who understands that motherhood is wonderful and challenging. She is always there to share her wisdom. And she loves my kids.
She is a friend who laughs. I tend to say things just as they are and it tickles her.
She is a friend who creates. Did you download her Joy in a Box freebies? It is incredible! I love her heart for creating. She inspires me.
She is a friend who writes. Oh, does she write. Her words draw me to Jesus. (If you haven't seen her latest creation, Selections from One Thousand Gifts, you must check it out. It is so beautiful. The perfect gift.)
She says everyone needs a Jessica.
Everyone needs an Ann.
Ann, you are amazing.
I love you and hope we will share life together all our days here on earth. Any chance of moving that pig farm to Nashville?
I'm linking up this post on the You're Already Amazing party on Holley's blog. In case you missed the announcement, we are reading her fabulous new book for our Bloom study this spring. I hope you will join us.
Also, today is the last day you can get one of 25,000 free cards free from Cardstore.com! Use code: CCE2246 (Valid thru 3/14 for the 1st 25,000 Cards Ordered Daily!). Last time this promo ran, I sent a card to Ann – yep, Cardstore.com will even send your card to Canada. Go bless a friend who is amazing in your life!