Wednesday, April 23, 2008

An Amazing Friend

I am blessed with so many friends...and I treasure all of them! Today is my friend Lisa's birthday so I'm dedicating my blog today to her. She is truly amazing. Last year on Easter morning Lisa's husband passed away suddenly (he had many health problems but his death was unexpected). Needless to say, Lisa and her two teen-aged sons were devastated. I can only imagine how difficult this past year has been for Lisa, BUT she has done so well and I'm so proud of her!! The reason Lisa has done so well is that she has Christ in her life (she will tell you this) and He sustains her. I'm sure it has been so challenging for her to suddenly find herself as a single parent, working outside the home, and she is also working on her college degree. She could have easily thrown her hands up in discouragement....but she keeps going...and usually with a smile on her face!! I'm sure the Lord will continue using her to minister to others who are faced with sorrow and she can be a "shining light" for His mercy and grace. Happy Birthday Lisa! You are amazing and a special friend. Love you!!


Debbie said...

Happy Birthday my friend,

Lisa and I meet some time ago while in classes together, I remember receiving the call about her husband and wished I could have been there for her. We have become close friends even if it’s just by the computer and phone; I admire her and appreciate her friendship so very much. Christ has sustained her and he gives her the strength she needs to carry on. She is a wonderful inspiration and a great listener, I know because she has been there for me. I know that the Lord helped us find each other at just the right time and place and I am thankful for that. Happy Birthday Lisa, love you.


Lisa said...

Dearest Patti,
What a blessing you are to me. I thank you for being my special friend and for dedicating this blog to me today. Yes this past year has had many challenges but with the love of God and the people that he has put in my path each day I thank him each day for that. My husband and I would have been married 17 years on 4/19. I have memories and thank God for that each day that he gave me a man who loved me and my children and loved the Lord with all his heart, soul and mind. It is because of friends like you and my faith that I am able to endure hard times. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" This is my favorite verse. I love you very much.