"A genuine friendship is a heavenly present. It blesses our hearts because God's love is in it."--Evelyn McCurdy
When I count my blessings, I count my friendships. I have been blessed--or gifted--with wonderful friends. Truly, they are heavenly presents from a loving Father. Without them, I would be beyond lost. I would be bereft.
Who are these heavenly presents? There is my sister, Carla. And my daughters, Alanna and Ann. There are Amanda and Mary and Grace. There are Jeannie and Janet and Joan and yet another Jeannie. There are Myrna and Marlene, Maggie and Margie, Marian and Marilyn. There are Laurie and Laurie, Tami and Holly, Phyllis and Natalie and Jackie and Laura. And Barbara and Deliese and a host of others.
Many of us have already started our Christmas shopping. My grandchildren are even now making up their Christmas lists. To paraphrase a popular holiday carol, "All I want for Christmas is ... my friends."
This I know for sure: friends are truly "pearls of great price."