Sunday, October 4, 2009


If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand, extraordinary things begin to happen. -Loretta Girzartis

Make one person happy each day, and in 40 years, you will have made 14,600 human beings happy for a little time at least. -Marley Willey

Encourage one another. Many times a word of praise or thanks or appreciation or cheer has kept people on their feet. -Charles Swindoll

Happy Birthday to my beautiful friend, Marilyn. I think I have told her this before, but once upon a time, I was quite intimidated by Marilyn. Her sweet personality, her beauty, her youth....all seemed too good to be true. What I have discovered over the years is that, all of those wonderful traits are real and true, and through and through. She is kind and sweet AND beautiful. The years have been kind to her, and she to me.

My friend picked me up when I was down, made me laugh through my tears and held me close when there was nothing else to do. -Lisa Willow

She was right there beside me holding me up when I could barely stand, encouraging and teaching and helping. Thanks for believing in me always!

So, my friend, "Wear your red dress...use your good dishes...make a big mess and make lots of wishes. Have what you want and want what you have, and don't spend your life looking back. It's not who you's not what you's how you lived"!

All that you do is bound to come back to you! Thanks for all you do for me!

Happy birthday, sweet sista'! Love you forever!


Marilyn Moser said...

Dear Carol,
What do I say? I am humbled by this post. I am encouraged by your sweet friendship, your gift of song, smiles and kindness. You are a true blessing to me! I am so glad to call you my friend! Thank you!
Love ya,

Sunshine Mama said...

What a sweet thing to write about your sister and friend. It's true; kind and encouraging words go a long way.

Annie said...

What a beautiful tribute! From one beautiful person to another...

Deborah Ann said...

What a blessing to have a friend like that! I have a few myself.

Have a blessed week, Carol!

Sarah Dawn said...

What a beautiful tribute! Such a delight to meet you. I hope you don't mind if I splash around for a bit and get to know you.

Blessings to you,
Sarah Dawn

Rosslyn Elliott said...

Thanks for the reminder of what good friends mean to us. Thinking about it always makes me grateful for my closest friends, and inspires me to want to be supportive to others as well.

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

How sweet,, I am also blessed with a super friend like this. But I would never be able to put into words like you did just how special she is. Thanks for sharing this.