We were both terribly shy, and hid behind our mother's skirts . We didn't dare say a peep to one another in fear that we might melt if we did . But then, we broke our shells . It was the night of the homeschooler's basketball party . We both were sitting together with their hyper golden retriever . Soon, before we knew it,we were talking like we were best friends forever .
About two years later, Bethany and her family decided to join our church . And ever since we have been super close . And it all started with that night sitting with the dog :)
Now she's fourteen , and we've been best friends for over 4 years . I don't feel like she's just a friend ... She's a sister to me .
I've emailed her or asked her to pray for me several times, and she always replies back with something cheerful and a hug . I've literally sobbed on her shoulder a couple of times ...Drenching her shirt . I've told her my problems, brought her things that I couldn't accomplish, and she helped me with them .
Yes, she's not just a friend, she's someone special that God sent to me .
Without her I don't know where I would have ended up . Many times I've found myself slipping in my faith , and going into the grips of the world,and then...I just look at Bethany and her spiritual life and everything about her ...Her purity , her courage, her salvation, everything,and it helps me get back on track with God.
She has been such a godly influence in my life, and I thank God continually for her and others that have or are influencing my life for the Lord .
So today, her birthday, April 26th, I just want to say ...Happy birthday, and thank you .
Go to her blogspot and wish her a happy birthday :)