Do you have a friend like this?

I recently received a card in the mail from a friend. In the card she thanked me for always being there for her. I have been friends with this person for over 15+ years now. When I finished reading her card, I started to reflect on what friendship is truly all about. I have to admit, I have not always been a good friend during the course of these 15+ years. But it seems that even though our friendship had it share of peaks and valleys, we will always be there for one another.

I really feel as if God has put this person in my life for a reason. Our friendship was no accident, God arranged this meeting of two people long before we both were ever born I am sure. We have confided in one another with our fears and dreams. We have called one another in tears and to just laugh. Growing up we would stay up late chatting until we could barely keep our eyes open. We would drive around in the car listening to our silly mixed tapes, singing at the top of our lungs. We would write letters to one another all the time, keep count of ever single letter that was ever written between the two of us, even signing every letter with “this counts.” She was a friend I knew I could always trust and depend on. Even now as our lives have taken us in different directions with our other relationships and endeavors, we are still there for one another. We may not talk every day or see each other every week, but I know that no matter what time of day or circumstance, if I needed her, she would be there for me. She is a loyal friend who is very selfless and giving! A scripture comes to my mind when I think of this friend, “greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friend (John 15:13).” I really believe that everyone needs a friend  who is fiercely loyal and selfless like my friend of over 15 years. I feel blessed to know her and to call her a friend. Do you have a friend like this? I pray that you do!

Thanks for always being there for me! 😉

3 Comments on “Do you have a friend like this?”

  1. Marisa says:

    I do!

  2. Sarah Schofield says:

    Susanne and Chris,
    I am so very happy for you both!!! I found a link to this site just now on Jaymes’ Facebook page. And I am so glad that I did. Cooper is the cutest baby ever. I am very sad that we have not talked in such a long time. But I am so happy you have such a great family!
    I hope you all are doing well!
    Love you and Miss you very much!!!
    Take care,

  3. Chris says:

    Marisa, I know;)

    Sarah, It has been a while since we talked. I hope you are doing well. I will have to give you a call soon! Here is my email