Sunday, June 20, 2010

Best Friend



Happy Father's Day to all fathers who are reading this blog! Okay ladies - just pass the message on to them. :-) Last week I was on vacation for 7 days with one of my oldest and dearest friends. We have been each others confidants for almost 40 years! From the moment we met at my marriage to her husband's  brother we clicked! We are more than sisters in law - we are friends. We have cried together, rejoiced together, and laughed together. Through all of those years we have both experienced some difficult times and have helped each other through them. Even though she has always lived in Wisconsin and I in Florida we have there for each other. Having a friend by your side is a gift. But being so many miles apart we also realize that our greatest treasure is our mutual best friend, Jesus. We share that bond that comes from  a total and complete trust  that God  is with us through it all, that we truly never walk alone. When I need prayers or she needs prayers we know that we are getting them AND we know that the prayers will be answered, not always the way we want but the way it should be. So the verse this week: Psalm 119:105 "A lamp to my feet is your word, a light to my path" speaks to my heart. That lamp is always on helping me on my way, thank you God! 

The challenge this week on Stamping Sisters in Christ is to make a card using no stamped images, just words. So this is what I came  up with. Funny sometimes how things work out. I had to run to Michael's this week and they were having a super sale  when I ran across these pressed flowers and leaves. I knew I had to use them and found the paper to match the flower - you do that too right? I also made this for the StampTV Inspire challenge. Have a wonderful day. Thanks for the visit and spoil the dads!
Recipe:
Stamps: Friends by GinaK
Paper: GinaK Pure Luxury grass green and wine with everything, DP was BG green at heart
Ink: Memento Black 
Accessories: pressed flowers, Nesties

8 comments:

Olga said...

Beautiful card and fantastic sentiment!!!

Becky said...

Beautiful card Miesje. My best friend lives in Fl. and I am in RI, we have been friends for over 30 years and it is such a blessing to know that God put us together on this journey.

Grace said...

Oh so pretty Miesje! What a blessing to have a friend that dear, and for her to be a sister in law besides makes it that much sweeter! Have a wonderful week!

Randi said...

Beautiful card Miesje. I have a friend like that too. What a blessing that she is also part of your family! Have a great week. Hugs!

peggysue said...

Wonderful card Miesje! What a blessing to have a SIL like that, so close in heart although distance intervenes. I'm glad you got some time to spend together, what a nice treat!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

A beautiful card, Miesje, and an even more beautiful description of friendship. What a blessing our true friends are!

Hugs,
Lisa

Betty Benton said...

This is a stunning card! I love the colors and the flower is beautiful!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Miesje - this is a lovely card - the colours are fabulous, so ruch and warm and perfect with that flower! I love your sentiment - you have described friendship so beautifully! Thanks for sharing Miesje! {{{hugs}}}