A Friendship I Treasure
--by teresa, posted Dec 24, 2008
My best friend, Marcie, is an amazing person who I treasure. From the first day we met we have been the best of friends. It all began when I was sitting alone at a new job and didn't know anyone -- it was lunch time and she asked if I wanted to have lunch with her. That was in September of 1999.
Marcie is filled with kindness and somehow touches someone with it everyday. She is the first to help others and has never let me face anything alone from common childhood illnesses with my children, to emergency room visits, financial crises (and we have many!), helping me with my grandparents' scrapbook and helping me and my family through the recent death of my father, including helping me to find and pay for his urn to hold his ashes. She even helped with the lilttlest ones by getting them ready for his funeral and taking them out when they got too upset so that my husband and I could stay.
Marcie has taken our family to many different places and all this time she has never asked us to repay her, although we try when we can, and never has made us feel like she was giving us pity, only love. I told her to visit this site -- I knew she would like to read all the good stories of kindness because she gives it all the time.
Recently I celebrated my 37th birthday and, as usual, she made it special. But this time, she really went that extra mile. She gave me an ornament to hang on our tree this Christmas that says "Merry Christmas from heaven" with my Dad's name engraved on the back. She knew, without me even telling her, that the holildays are so hard for our family. That gift was just what I needed to remind me that my Dad is still around us, just in another way, and the kids need to enjoy this Christmas as much as ever. I hope that everyone has a friend like mine -- if you do, then you know that a friend like Marcie will always make you smile.
God bless both of you. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers for you are frienship.
Reading this i realized that there is still heartfealt kindness in the world and makes me want to do good for others as well. Thank you so much for posting this! It's a truly touching story.