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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tuesdays Tails

I have some good news for me - my friend Jean and her husband are coming today from NC.  Her husband has a class to attend and she is going to spend time with me for a couple of days.  I'm going to make my posts short and sweet and I hope you have some laughs for a couple of days.


Jean and her lovely daughter - 


My daughter is in the white pinafore with red hair and Jean's daughter is the one to the right - which most guessed as mine.  Their first day of kindergarten - Jean and I met when the girls were babies.  Her other one - a son- is a couple years younger and is on the left.

I met Jean in 1979 when we moved to Lake Zurich, IL.  She was a neighbor and invited me to a neighborhood Bible Study.  She is my personal earthly angel. We are kindred spirits and have gone though a lot with each other through the years.  More than words can ever say.

We both moved back in 1986 - we moved to GA and she went to NC, but we never lost touch.  We've been back and forth to each others home.  She'll call me sometimes in the morning when she walks and she has prayed for me at her prayer spot (above) many times.  She's about the happiest person I've ever known.  Jean's a wonderful, wonderful Christian woman.  And I am so proud to call her friend.

Now look what she gave me for coming to HER RETIREMENT party - and let me tell you the house was busting with friends.  


Now you see what I mean?  So I am taking a couple days off to spend good quality time with her.

Now on to some tails:


DID YOU HAVE ENOUGH FIREWORKS THIS PAST WEEK?  Isn't that just too cute - I love pugs - just love them.  And she had an umbrella for the sun to protect her.  Amazing dogs love us no matter what we dress them in.




Now this is not my dog - but this is exactly like my dog - trust me.  I think Disco dreams of this!  He makes noises when he sleeps like a dream - do your fur babies do that?




THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Now this is funny - yes - but think about it - I think it is so true.  You have to crack to grow!

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51 comments:

Sarah (Nikki) said...

you guys will have so much fun...sharing and remembering all those times together and making some new memories. Sending you a ton of hugs and wishing you a beautiful Tuesday.

Godsgalnj said...

Hahahhaa. Blessed are the cracked! I love it!! :) Enjoy your time with Jean! :)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Enjoy the visit with your friend. It's great you have kept up your friendship all these years. Have a terrific Tuesday!

Catherine said...

Enjoy your time with your friend!
xo C

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

So thrilled for you that your dear friend will be there for a visit. Enjoy!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

How wonderful that you have time with Jean. You will have so much to talk about. That was a real nice gift she gave you on her retirement day.

That is a treasured friend for sure.

Both of you are keepers for each other.

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Enjoy your visit....

Jill said...

How wonderful! I just know you're going to cherish each and every moment together. Just what you need right now.

I love the cracked photo!

Alice Arthigton said...

congrats its always nice to be with friends. i have no local friends myself and cant get to my long distance friends. but i hope u have some grate time with your friend. maybe have a girls day out would be nice option.

Sandra said...

so happy for you that she is coming for a visit. what you say about her is like what i would say about my friend Madeline in Savannah, we have been friends since Jr High

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Enjoy your time with your friend ... how blessed you are to have a friend who remains a good friend in spite of time/distance apart. ;-)

Shug said...

It is a huge blessing to have a friend like this...hope you all enjoy hours of fun...
have a great day.
shug

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Have a blessed visit, its good to have friends that hang in there with you for all these years.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Have lots of fun visiting with your friend! I like the thought for the day.

Pondside said...

I hope you have a grand time with this special friend - friends like that are precious.

Lynn said...

I hope you have a lovely time with your friend. You both sound special!

andy said...

Have a great time with your friend! Happy tuesday to you!!!

Grammy Goodwill said...

Enjoy your special time with your friend. My BFF was here last week, and I'm still trying to catch up.

LL Cool Joe said...

Have a wonderful time with your friend!! Enjoy yourself. :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Friends are so important and I'm so glad you get to spend some time this week with Jean! Enjoy!! Hugs, Linda

TexWisGirl said...

enjoy your time with your friend. it is precious!

Beth said...

I am so happy for you both! Enjoy the time spent with your friend.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Glad you and your friend can have some special time together... That is AWESOME and so important....

I remember reading a book with a title of "Cracked Pots" --or something like that. It was GREAT.

Have a great day. We are STILL waiting on RAIN. It went all around us last night.. Grrrrrr.
Hugs,
Betsy

Kim said...

Have fun with your friend. I can almost hear the laughing! Enjoy!

Angela said...

Oh, you are going to have so much fun! Stay off the internet and enjoy your friend being there!

Hugs,
Angela

Renae said...

Have a great time with you guests. that's the best to see old friends! I liked your thought for the day, too.

jack69 said...

What a joy to have a friend, especially one you consider your angel. We have only 30 amps hhere int he mts and spotty service. might not make it back often.

Love from here, enjoy your friend...... (cute pics)

Stacy said...

I am sure ALL of my beagle/basset's dreams involve food. LOL

Gloria Hood said...

How wonderful to have such a blessed friend! I cracked my head open a few times, guess a lot of light got in hehe.

Mary said...

Have a wonderful, fun filled time with Jean. Tell her I like her prayer spot, too. Fun to read, I'll look for your return. Yeah for friends days.

That corgi :) said...

Enjoy your time with Jean, Sandie! What a wonderful gift to have a friend like that (and vice versa) over so many years!

betty

Paula said...

Enjoy your friend's company. Isn't it nice to keep a friend for so many years? As one of my good friends says it takes caring on both parts to maintain a friendship for so many years.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Please try to keep your play down to a fairly genteel level. For Arlynda hasn't been able to work for about a month now, and we may not have enough for bail if you get as rambunctious as you can.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

That sounds like such a beautiful friendship! I hope you have fun with her and take some pictures! Love the one of your two daughters together. So sweet! Enjoy!

Ann said...

Hope you and Jean have a blast. I'm sure you will

Grandma Bonnie said...

I hope you have a nice visit. Enjoy the fun and catch up. Friends are the best.

Dee said...

Two days with your best friend....awesome...good for the spirit.:)

Munir said...

I hope that you have a nice time with your friend. I wish that I knew you earlier in my life.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Have fun with your friend!
I love all the cute photos!
love
tweedles

Mevely317 said...

I can soooo relate to old, long-distance friendships! Your toes must be curling in excitement!?!
Only today, I got word from a dear friend in Florida that she's driving out in October.
Happy dances all around!

Nancy Claeys said...

Enjoy your time with your friend, Sandie. She sounds like a lovely lady. xo

TARYTERRE said...

Make the most of your visit with your friend. These moments are special indeed.

BlueShell said...

Good: you take a break an ENJOY, dear!!!
God bless you both!
Hugs and kisses,
BShell
(Oh...today it is my 25st weeding anniversary!- LOL)
xoxo

Maureen #6745 said...

I hope you have a Fantastic time, there will be reminising, and creating new memories at the same time. How wonderful! You are both so blessed to have such a beautiful friendship! Enjoy & have fun!

SweetMarie said...

Enjoy your time with your dear friend! What a wonderful friendship! I just love her pic above. I'm hoping to live in NC again one day.:)

EM Illustrator said...

Cute post. Hope you'll have a fab time with your friend. Enjoy your day my friend.
Hugs
Eva

Granny Annie said...

I have a feeling you and Jean will be letting in a LOT of light during your time together:)

Debbie said...

I hope you have a wonderful time visiting with her! I say step away from the computer and enjoy the flesh and blood fellowship. What a joy to have had a friendship last long distance so long.

Connie Arnold said...

Time with a special friend is so precious, enjoy! Love the photos!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Yes, you need to spend time with your special friend! The blog will always be here.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Have an amazing time with you bestie! Love, Debby