The shrill wind blew about the house
And through the pines all night:
The snowflakes whirled across the fields
And hid the fence from sight.
By dawn the drifts had blown so deep
I am thinking of our recent trip to California and our visit with Bob. Bob has been one of my closest friends for 26 years. He was my neighbor during most of my single years in Los Angeles and we continued our sweet friendship for all of the years afterwards. He is one of the best friends of my entire life. Now, he is 93 and dying of cancer. We visited him this past weekend to see him for the last time. Despite his pain and discomfort, he still had his sense of humor intact. I didn't cry during the visit, I had prayed that I wouldn't do that. But I could barely leave him.
I am thankful to the Lord for the wonderful friendships of my life, especially for my Bob. He will always be remembered by me and my family until we are reunited once again in the Great Beyond.
Have a great day!