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Thursday, October 23

More Than a Friend # 2


Sherry at My Journey Back has started a new meme. Participants are to write about a friend that has meant a lot to them. Last week I wrote about my real life friend, Jo Ann. This week my friend will remain anonymous but I do want to pay tribute to her.

I met this particular friend in the fall of 2007 when I first started my blog. She is loving and thinks of others before herself. She is married with grown children and six grandchildren. Her family means everything to her.

Shortly after I met her, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a masectomy. They operated and gave her chemo and radiation. Though we all prayed she would be healed, that hasn't happened so far. The cancer has now spread to other areas and she is going through a difficult time.

This woman has been a real inspiration to me. She looks toward God and is at peace with her diagnosis and prognosis. She told me last night that "All is well with my soul." What a wonderful outlook on life in general and also on her illness.

People come into our lives for a reason and this woman has been a beacon of inspiration and hope for me. May God bless her abundantly as she continues her battle with cancer.

Now, we are supposed to tag one person each week and ask them to tell us about one of their friends. Last week I tagged Hootin' Anni. This week I'm going to tag Storyteller. ~Blessings, Mary~

22 comments:

  1. Such a precious tribute to your friend.

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  2. It is a true gift for her to be at peace with her diagnosis and prognosis. She knows her end here is not he end but the begging. Of another level of never ending life. But her suffering is hard to bare for people around her. So the best gift you can give her is never stop being her friend always go see her and let her know what she has meant to your life. You post was wonderful thank you for sharing your story of her friendship.
    Be blessed my new friend.
    Grammy

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  3. I am thankful for your friend. Tell her that she is an inspiration to someone else who has not even met her in the real world.

    (I came visiting from Storyteller's blog.)

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  4. Mary
    I too have found so many wonderful friends in the blog world and I think the tribute was a beautiful one. Prayer is our greatest tribute. Peace

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  5. What a sweet post and wonderful tribute to your friend.
    Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Many Blessings,
    Sherry

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  6. OH she is so LUCKY to have YOU as a friend..
    much love to you dear

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  7. She seems like a great person. Blog friends can become good friends.

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  8. What a beautiful tribute to a remarkably brave woman. Her story is most certainly one of inspiration and courage. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

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  9. What a lovely, touching story. The friends we have made through blogging are no less "real" to us than the ones we know in person, are they?

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  10. Amazing how folks can connect in blogland! I'm glad you have your friend.

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  11. Come over to my blog, I have some awards for you.

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  12. Yes Mary she is Blessed to have you as her friend!! Blessings to you:)
    Great story!!

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  13. I've always said that friends come into our lives for a reason...no matter how the friendship works out, something is learned by it:-) Such a beautiful tribute to your friend...you are both very lucky to have each other!! xoxo

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  14. Wonderful tribute to your friend. It is so amazing the friendships that come from blogging! I'm wishin your friend (and you) the very best.

    Renee'
    http://rmboys2.wordpress.com/

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  15. I will be writing you an email very soon my friend. Just wanted to stop by and let you know I'm thinking of you. :)

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  16. You did? You tagged me? Did I miss something? Did I even Do the tag? Oh....[expletive here]...I'm so boggled now, I gotta go check your last Thursday tag and see if I truly missed this...

    Well, dang, just color me stupid!

    Happy Friday Mary. I so apologize for being so ignorant of the fact that I missed a tag from you....

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  17. Okay....so I DO remember reading your tag last week now...but dang girlfriend, did it EVER slip my mind. I'll do this ---pronto!! [for Next Thursday? Am I supposed to post this on Thursday then?]

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  18. My prayers are with your friend!
    This is a beautiful post..

    I also wanted to let you know that you won my Bloggy Giveaway . I have sent an e-mail to you.. Bunches of hugs, sweet friend!

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  19. You have a huge beautiful heart girl.
    And because of that people are drawn to you because you add a great deal to their lives.
    Keep giving girl....God has put you here for a reason during this season.
    Praying with you for your list....there is a lot going on isnt there?

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  20. Mary,I have a surprise waiting for you on my blogger site.come on down!

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  21. Friends are indeed a blessing … and I’ll give some thought to who I might want to share about in the coming week. Life’s been quite busy again and I’m ‘behinder’ than ever … but I promise to get around to this on one or the other of my blogs as soon as I’m able.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  22. Your a good friend also and many blessing to you.

    Coffee is on.

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