I have a friend....

I have a friend that pops into my real life world occasionally and just his mere presence makes my day. Seeing him walking towards me takes whatever weight is on my shoulders right off and I feel a little lighter, a little freer than I did in the moments before he arrived.

My friend understands me. He doesn't judge, or push, or try to make things better because he knows that isn't up to him. My friend just is.

I see my friend everyday on the interwebz and on TV, and in e-mail and on various social media sites.

My friend was and still is a mentor before he became my friend. Our friendship occurred by chance, time and opportunity. His friendship has enriched my life, especially in the last 7 month. He has guided me through this quagmire often with no more than a hug or a few words.

My friend reaches many people in many ways each day. He speaks to groups and schoolchildren and when the Alabama air becomes tumultuous he is the first many look to for reassurance and guidance. He is a legend in our state and someone who so many look up to, myself included.

He is my friend. I am proud to be able to call him that.

Thank you my friend. Once again, you have given me the strength to pick myself up and get going toward whatever God has planned for me today.

And I just might see you on Sunday.


Robin said...

Awwwwwwe, James is really cool, isn't he?


Robin :o)

Coloradolady said...

I am so glad you have a friend like that..they are not many in this world. Have a great weekend Kim.

Blondefabulous said...

Good for you! We all need our friends.

Beautiful Mess said...

Friends like those are truly, one on a million. I bet your friend values your friendship just as much as you do.