today i am thankful for my best friend joni.
happy birthday beautiful lady!!
(i stole this recent picture of her and her boys from her facebook.)
joni has been such a faithful and loyal friend to me. we met in college and really got close at the end. she once saved my life while backpacking the grand canyon (another story, another time), and i believe she saved it once again when we lost matthew. she has a heart for God, her family, friends, her patients, and most everyone she meets. literally, this girl will give you the shirt off her back. she is generous, kind, fun, and the kind of girl you love to call your friend. we've been through amazing wonderful moments, and heartbreaking sad ones. through it all, she has been there for me every step of the way. and the icing on the cake is that her husband is best friends with mine so i know we're friends for life. even when we're in our 80s with grey hair, no teeth, and fading memories. ;-)
sweet friend, i hope you have a beautiful day with your amazing family. i love you!