It was a month before I turned 9 that I moved into our home on Prescott Ave. It was that summer that I met my friend Linda (I found these old pictures of us...guess we thought we looked cool posing :) ). She lived a street over from mine and her house was on a wonderful corner lot. It was there that all the neighborhood kids would gather to play games. In those days we were outside a lot playing hide and seek, tag, and any other game we could think of. We became close friends enjoying so many things together throughout the years. Linda and I went through elementary school and high school together. She went off to college and I stayed in the same little neighborhood and went to work. We both married the same year and were in each other’s weddings. Military took us both to different states over the years. Linda and her husband eventually moved to IN where they still live. We always stayed in touch and saw each other whenever we could. I know she is always there for me, will pray for me, encourage me, laugh with me and is a faithful friend. Business brought Linda and her husband to Dallas last week. I was so excited to see my friend. We had time to laugh, reminisce, look at old pictures, talk about our families and our life, and just enjoy being together again. She and I know if we lived closer we would spend a lot of time together. I am so thankful that when I was a little girl God brought the blessing of Linda into my life. How wonderful to have a friend for so many years that can share so many memories of school, family, friends, sorrowful times and happy times. Best of all, I am so thankful she and I share the same Father God. I love this precious friend!