Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I didn't cry....

....until I saw these two sitting on the floor together.


The beautiful girl on the left is Sweet Girl's special friend. She has been since the day we pulled into this town. She was almost 10; Sweet Girl almost 2. She watched over her while we unloaded the moving truck. She's still watching over her almost 4 years later.

It's not like she is crazy over all little kids. She's just crazy over my girl. She's been known to fight over her at church to make sure she got to hold her. She takes her to Kids for Christ (children's church). Just about anytime our families are together, they are together.

This picture was taken in July '05. They talk to eachother with their eyes. I know they do. Can't you see it?

How are we supposed to separate these two? It is like they are meant to be together. This is more than just having a friend at school. This is a God-given bond; two lives brought together for a purpose. I believe that.

She's almost 14 now. She has a bright future ahead of her. A future of helping children with special needs? I'd like to think so. Not everyone can do that. At 10 she already had the compassion. At 10. And at 14. I don't think it is going anywhere. God gave it to her for a reason.

This goodbye might be the hardest. For the two of them. For their moms. This one is hard to understand. (Edited to add this photo that a friend took on Sunday night.)

{There's an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth:
A right time to cry and another to laugh,
A right time to lament and another to cheer,
A right time to embrace and another to part,
A right time to hold on and another to let go.... Ecc. 3}

3 comments:

Sand Flat Farm said...

How sweet to see these 2 beautiful girls together! I pray that God will give them both another special friend. I know your daughter and this young lady will richly bless many other lives in the future - best wishes on your move! Vickie

Don and Dixie said...

Two beautiful blessings who will always remain friends even though they are parted. This is truly a special friendship. Gotta love both of them.

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Very touching, your Sweet Girl may have helped direct this young woman's life. What a blessing she gave and never even knew it.
{hugs}