Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Friends Are Friends Forever....

As I have said before people come in and out of our lives for different reason. Sometime we have not ideal why, but God does, HE has a reason for everything. I would like to tell you about a special person in my life...

Mary Elizabeth Larkin (Beth), she is one of those special people in my life! She is so amazing, She is a teacher, a doctor, a psychologist, a sister, a daughter, a mother, a wife, a christian, a cook, a taxi driver, she has so many title I could go on and on, but best of all she is my friend!

She is married to Patrick W. Larkin and they have to wonderful children Baileigh & Thomas. I don't even know where to start.... All those titles I was referring to are things she is to me.

She has taught me so many things, things she does not even know she has taught me. That why I call her a TEACHER!

When there is something going on medical in my life, she is the first person I call(she knows I don't like doctors)and she always has advise. That why I call her a DOCTOR!

Let me have something going on in my life I don't know how to fix, she is the one I sat down with and spill the beans too. That is why I call her a PSYCHOLOGIST!

We don't have the same mothers, but next to my sister Christy who I love very much, we can sure fight like sisters and love the next day. That is why I call her a SISTER!

We have a lot in common when it comes to our biological father, they were not around, but our heavenly Father is. That is why I call her a DAUGHTER!

It is so important to her the well being of her babies (Baileigh & Thomas), she always puts them first. That is why I call her a MOTHER!

I have heard her say over and over how she knows that God placed Pat in her life to make her a better person, but I think they compliment each other. That is why I call her a WIFE!

We make mistakes, we are sinner saved by grace, we know when to get down on our knees and who to talk too! Our heavenly Father, who lives in our hearts. That is why I call her a CHRISTIAN!

A COOK, A TAXI DRIVER what ever the title is I am proud to call her a FRIEND!

There is a song by Micheal W. Smith, "Friends Are Friends Forever" and that is so true. Don't let another day go by without telling a FRIEND what she or he means to you. Life is to short...

And friends are friends forever
If the Lord's the Lord of them
And a friend will not say never
'cause the welcome will not end
Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands we know
That a lifetime's not too long
To live as Friends

I love you Beth!


Tiff said...

What a sweet tribute to your special friend!! I know you mean just as much to her!!

Beth Larkin said...

I have no doubt that God himself put you and I in each others path. It was no accident! Our friendship is a very precious part of my life. We don't even have to talk to know what the other is thinking. Sometimes this is good, many times dangerous! Ha! Ha! We have laughed together, cried together and prayed together. During rough times, we have simply looked at each other or been in each others presence and that was enough. True friendship doesn't just happen, it is on purpose. Thank you for believing in me when I don't believe in myself, praying for me during tough times, rejoicing with me during joyous times, standing up when I needed a place to lean. Life is this crazy roadtrip, you try and follow the directions that God gives you, but you run off the road at times, you definately hit bumps in the road, you surely don't read and follow all the signs that you are given, you speed through it without caution and you never know what is around the next bend. Thank you for navigating this crazy ride called life with me friend! I love you girl!

Lil_Britt_Girl said...

Ugh! You made me tear up, Woman! You are such a special person, Jill, and I agree... so is Beth! I love you both!