I have as many reasons as there are stars to feel blessed by this friendship.
So today, I share a few verses from Proverbs because nobody says it better.
A friend loves at all times, and kinsfolk are born to share adversity. (17:17)
Some friends play at friendship, but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin. (18:24)
One who forgives an affront fosters friendship, but one who dwells on disuputes will alienate a friend. (17:9)
Well meant are the wounds a friend inflicts, but profuse are the kisses of an enemy. (27:6)And I close with that powerful verse from John (and for this, I love King James):
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.(15:13)
If you have a friend like this, give thanks this day. If you do not, give thanks for the friends for a reason or a season that you do have and keep your heart open for that friend for life.
May it be so. Amen.