Thursday, November 12, 2009

One of my Nearest and Dearest

In advance - sorry for the quality of this scanned picture....

This picture makes me long for long beautiful hair again.

And, then I remember the Alabama heat and humidity, and I talk myself out of the pure torture that would come with long hair - something called frizz. Frizz is of the devil, but is something my hair finds pure joy in doing just to annoy me.

But, this is not a post about my hair. Thank goodness!

This is about the person in the picture with me. This is Rhonda. I love her beyond words. She is one of my dearest friends in all the world. Our friendship began years ago when she taught a High School Girls Bible Study that I was in. I started out as one of her girls, but our friendship quickly grew to be dear friends. When I was in high school and college, her house was like my 2nd home. She was the first person that I went to tell I was engaged. She has seen me through so many joys and sorrows it would be impossible to count them all. She sees the good and the really ugly in me....and loves me anyway. She knows me, like really knows me. She knows what makes me laugh, she knows my taste and style, she knows my heart, she knows when I need an encouraging word, she knows when I just need to vent, she knows when I need her to speak God's Word over me ...she's one in a million, and my life is blessed because of her!

She had surgery today - very extensive surgery - and, although she does not like any attention put on her or anyone to "dote" over her, I ask you to join me in praying for her - for all things to go well and a speedy recovery!

Thanks in advance for praying for this precious lady!

I love ya, Honda!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hayley I have tried to post you this comment 3 times now but if it doesn't go through, you know I love you!

    God blessed my life more because of you and "my girls" and I am grateful to Al Elmore for his part in bringing us together.

    I love you more than words and pray for you daily.