Sunday, January 19, 2014

Hey Jude!


Happy Birthday Judy!
She may be taking a sabbatical...but her Front Porch is always open.
Today we celebrate YOU!
It's hard to believe that 7 years ago...we rekindled a friendship,
that started about 50 years ago in high school.
We started our adventures early in life.
And years later after our families had grown and left home,
we found that our adventuresome spirits needed to be ignited again.
It doesn't take much for sparks to fly...
Over the last years we have enjoyed planning many activities.
Sometimes in big groups and sometimes just the two of us.
In our early teen years we wrote notes and carefully folded them
and passed them secretly up and down the aisles at school.
We both purchased IPhones about a year ago...and here's 
just an example of how we communicate today.
Today a quick alert notifies us that there is a new text.
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Meet you at the tennis courts at 3:00 pm
What ya doing?
Steps today?  Let's meet at the bottom of Promontory.
Baby sitting?
Let's head to Ship Happens!
Look at my big buns.
Why are you not in church today?
Oh no, What happened?
How should we pray?
Crazy lives eh?
Can I bring fresh bread?
Might be your old farm on Kenny Road
I'm stuck at the border.
Home Again...Exhausted.
Guess what?  I need a vacation.
Slept In!

And so it goes...

And it's not just us anymore...
It looks like our spouses are also enjoying the ride as
we together, celebrated a birthday outing at the Harrison Hotel,
 listening to the Jones Band, singing many familiar tunes.
The words of  'Hey Jude' brought us back to our early days.
The song was written in 1968 by the Beatles.
We were both Sweet Sixteen!
John Lennon had been challenged with a difficult relationship.
But, being such good friends, Paul McCartney sat down and wrote these words,
about his friend, a song of care, compassion and concern.
The words reminded us of some of the difficult things we both had endured.
We've cried on each others shoulders.
We've taken our concerns to God.
We've prayed together.
We've laughed and giggled together.
We've travelled together.
We've surprised each other.
We've cooked and baked together.
We love our spontaneous outings.
There is never a dull moment...
Truly a gift of friendship that cannot be taken for granted.
We've both held on dearly to the things we value and cherish most.

And now it's time we put on our signature 'Olympic' mittens,
and begin planning how we will celebrate the upcoming winter
 '2014 OLYMPICS!"

“You can go through life and make new friends every year
 every month practically
but there was never any substitute for those friendships of childhood
that survive into adult years.
Those are the ones in which we are bound to one another with
hoops of steel.”

A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.
Read more at http://www.vivaquotes.com/quotes/about/friendship#t4qLjSvHwJL52Tbk.99
A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.
Read more at http://www.vivaquotes.com/quotes/about/friendship#t4qLjSvHwJL52Tbk.99
A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.
Read more at http://www.vivaquotes.com/quotes/about/friendship#t4qLjSvHwJL52Tbk.99
Happy Birthday JUDY!

A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.
Read more at http://www.vivaquotes.com/quotes/about/friendship#t4qLjSvHwJL52Tbk.99

9 comments:

  1. A beautiful tribute to friendship and to a special friend !
    Happy, happy birthday, Judy !!

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  2. Love this Marg! So glad you created this wonderful tribute for our Judy!! God is good!

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  3. You love your friend well Marg. Wishing our Judy a most blessed birthday.

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  4. There is something very comforting about those old friendships. Maybe it's not having to explain everything and accepting each other as we are. It seems like an old friendship can just pick up where it left off without any missing parts. Glad you have a kindred spirit to enjoy life with!

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  5. Thank-you for this touching tribute, Marg. You are the best kind of friend...an 'old' one! It has been said...“It takes a long time to grow an old friend.” (J. Leonard) I'm just not sure how we got to be 'old' already! And thanks for planning our little getaway to 'The Harrison' this week. It was most special!

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  6. That was lovely, Marg! You have a treasure beyond imagining in friend like Judy.

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  7. What a great birthday tribute to your friend - such a treasure! I remember just a few years ago when we all turned the same big number during this same crazy month of January!! Your bday is coming up too! Happy, Happy birthday to "Jude".

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  8. Such a great post to celebrate 'our Judy'. Your friendship has had such an interesting journey, and you girls really know how to have spontaneous fun...and also care for each other along the journey. Happy Birthday Judy....you are a wonderful friend.

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  9. Let me add my Happy Birthday here! I am one who see some of the special friendship you share
    and I know you both treasure it for what it is! How does that song go ..." make new friends but keep the old.. one is silver and the other gold." May the Lord who has allowed good and bad to strengthen your friendship, continue to bless you and give you many more reasons to celebrate.

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