This morning I woke up and got out of running because I had a date to meet my favorite girls for coffee at 6 AM (now this is dedication don’t you think? We think this is FUN…6 AM) to celebrate my precious friend’s 50th birthday. I know she wouldn’t mind me telling you that she is 5-0 because you would not know it looking at her but you would speaking to her, because of the wisdom that ooozes right out of her.

I was getting ready to go meet my friends this morning I got to thinking (I already spoke to Connie about this, she wasn’t offended, she knows me well) “oh my gosh, I have a friend, MY FRIEND, that is turning 50!” That means I am not that far away from her right? It just seemed weird, for the moment anyway…..

So, this is the kind of friend Connie is…us girls are jabbering away about ‘ourselves’ and SHE pulls out these cards for each one of US. Who’s birthday is it again? Connie is a gifted writer so what does she do? She writes each one of these beautiful letters to us, has us read them out loud and then…we are ALL crying on her BIRTHDAY! Not many have friends such as Connie I must say. When I met Connie we didn’t know each other even a single bit, before we started into ministry together. I was out working the horses, took the call from her in the barn, about the plans of our first date for a ministry we were going to begin together. In my head I am thinking, “she is too nice, we will NEVER mesh.” But, little did I know that our ‘Mommy and Me’ ministry began to grow and grow and I gained an amazing confidante, friend, mentor thru her being by my side. You should hear this woman pray…the pictures the Lord gives her, ahhhhh, something. And, she is so nice, and is always giving me grace for my not so niceness (heehee), a person such as me needs plenty of this. I don’t think we could have had the ministry we had without each other because where I was always on the harsher side she came by with tenderness. We all need a little of both in our lives and that is why I think we do well together. Happy birthday Connie!
Anyway, she is the dearest of the dear…I am blessed and GRATEFUL.

I guess you could say, TODAY? I am grateful for friendship. I have said it before over and over but the Lord in this department has abundantly showered me.

I am grateful for friendship

November 3, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Jenay - Happy Birthday Connie!!!! Friendship is such a gift. I’m glad you guys have eachother!!!

November 3, 2010 - 3:12 pm

Anonymous - ahhhhhhhh! What can I say?! Jenay, you have an amazing sister, and I’m so greatful to have her as a friend! And thanks Marlece, for this amazing post. You are the best, and I’m soooo blessed!


November 4, 2010 - 1:03 am

Cheryl @ On the Old Path - You are very blessed indeed to have such wonderful friends!!!

November 4, 2010 - 2:06 am

Big Fat Mama - I know why you have such great friends – because YOU are a great friend to others!! You’re right…50?? She looks great. 50 must be the new 30!
Big Fat Mama

November 7, 2010 - 11:25 pm

Mama D.'s Dozen - My sweet hubby hit the Big 5-0 this year … which means I’m not far behind. It’s kind of weird … because we still have a houseful of Young Ones. We’re not even CLOSE to thinking about retirement or anything … while our peers are celebrating their empty nests.

I am about to become a “Mother-In-Law” though, so I guess that means I’m “getting older”. Grandkids will probably start arriving in the next couple of years (since we have 4 kids getting married in the next 8 months).

So glad that you are BLESSED with such a friend. My closest friends live 150 miles away, and oh how I wish that we could meet for coffee.


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