I recently received this very special message from Patty, one of my dear friends.
“You, my precious friend, are in my thoughts and prayers every day. I’m believing in faith that God has His hands on you and on this journey.”
It was the greatest gift she could have given me. Friends are cherished parts of life. Although they may be far away in miles, they live in our hearts and give us strength for another day’s journey.
As you may know, I am on a journey that will hopefully lead to a kidney transplant. It is a long journey, and for me, one that holds a great deal of fear and anxiety. I have been doing well on daily dialysis. The thought of such a major surgery, and the weakness and recuperation that follows, is disconcerting. When Patty sent me that sweet message, she spoke directly to my fear. Her words renewed my strength and shored up my resolve.
“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart”
― Eleanor Roosevelt
Thank you, Patty. I am thankful for footprints in my heart left by true friends like you. In the end, it may just be those footprints left in my heart by so many dear friends that give me the courage to continue this life journey.