Sometimes people come into your life and they just make you smile! Today is my friend Cheryl’s birthday! I won’t say how many years but let’s just say it is the big one that I also celebrated this year!!! Woo hoo!!! Funny how some people come into your life that you become great friends with and you never expect it. Cheryl is one of those. We worked together at Epworth—she came to be the administrative assistant while I was Director of Small Groups and Servant Ministries (The longest job title in the world…) and we shared a lot of great times in the office. We probably had way more fun than we should have. But we still got our work done so I guess it was okay! Cheryl has a huge heart and really would do just about anything for a friend. She is empathetic and even though her life has not always been easy she is a survivor. She puts friends as a priority.
I don’t know why some friendships work and some don’t. I don’t understand why some people click and just can pick up where they left off after years of not being together but it just happens. Cheryl is one of those friends. I have been blessed by so many over the years—believe me! I have friends all over the place because we have moved a few 🙂 times and I treasure them all. They make life easier sometimes. They are touchstones to times past—to memories and to great moments in life. So today a tribute to friends and most importantly to my good friend Cheryl who never ceases to make me laugh and who deserves a fabulous birthday today! Enjoy, Cheryl, and know that I miss our daily adventures!!!