Monday, May 19, 2008

Goodbye to a Beloved Friend...

This weekend I had to say goodbye to one of my dearest friends.

This friend has been my confidante the past two years.
Gone to work with me.
Caught countless tears.
Gone to church with me.
Sat in doctors offices with me.
Brought me comfort at my most desperate times.
Made me laugh out loud.
Challenged me.
Stayed up late and gotten up early with me.

And so much more!

My red and white Bible that I purchase when Q deployed to Iraq. I'm so sad! I left it outside at the Prayer Wall at church on Mother's Day and it rained on it. It is completely ruined!! One of our pastor's tried to dry it out, but to no avail. I'm going to try to at least transfer my notes to another Bible, but this one was so special to me because of the time in my life it represents. Maybe it was time. But right now, I'm mourning the loss of my dear friend.


Angie said...

My heart stopped when I read the title, but I grinned once I figured out "who" you were referring to! Ugh! I'm so sorry... it really is a great loss. All those notes and underlines and highlights... I'd feel lost!

mindi said...

I agree - I was scared for a moment!! I'm sorry about the bible being lost - someone recently gave me a nice study version that I love - hopefully you can get everything transferred!

Pam said...

I'm sorry about the Bible. I think I would be just as upset.

On that note, my hubby is getting ready to be deployed in August and I'm sure not preparing well. My Bible and I will become the best of friends too.

Hang in there!

Mrs. Staff Sergeant said...

How sad! I hope you're able to salvage all of your notes! I'm sure you'll find another bible that will be equally as special years from now :)