Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Kathy!

Cale and I surprised Kathy at work yesterday.

Kathy loves Midnite Pottery and crosses.
She is holding the cross plate we got her from Midnite Pottery.

Happy Birthday Kathy!


Once upon a time, summer of 1980, at the public swimming pool, in a small town in Mississippi, a new-comer offered some sun tan lotion to a hometown girl. These two girls had never seen or met each other before. The hometown girl accepted the suntan oil, started a conversation, and from that day until now, those two girls have been friends. Kathy, the new-comer was 19 and Liesa, the hometown girl was 15 years old, but this did not prevent the friendship from forming. These two spent lots of time together shopping, watching movies, and just hanging out talking. Kathy was the first to marry in 1983. She asked Liesa to be her maid of honor. Kathy returned the favor and was Liesa's matron of honor in 1985. Liesa was the first to have children. In 1988, Noelle was born and immediately, Kathy became 'Aunt Kaki". By the time Noelle was two, when Aunt Kaki would wag her, Noelle's legs would hit at Kathy's knees, but Kathy didn't mind. Then, Cale came along in 1992 and the spoiling continued. In October, 1994, Kathy gave birth to a baby boy, Josh. 'Aunt Liesa' was thrilled! These two girls, now ladies have always been there for each other. True friends are rare; what a treasure the hometown girl has had the past almost twenty-nine years of friendship with the new comer! And they were friends and lived happily ever after. The End.

Real True Friends

"... When you ask God for a gift,
Be thankful if he sends,
Not diamonds, pearls or riches,
but the love of real true friends."

by Helen Steiner Rice

Josh, Kathy, & David

Kathy and David on their 25th wedding anniversary.

Oct. 8, 2008

Josh and Kathy, Easter 2009
Noelle & Aunt Kaki

Aunt Kaki and Noelle at graduation. Kathy cried more than I did!

David, Kathy, Cale, and Noelle

Friends are relatives you make for yourself. ~Eustache Deschamps


Thanks for the suntan oil!


Marilyn in Mississippi said...

I so much enjoyed reading about your and Kathy's friendship! One of my best childhood friends came to mind when I was reading about you and Kathy. Sadly we live hundreds of miles apart now. Otherwise I know we would share much time together. Even now on the rare occasions that we do see each other it seems as if we had only seen each other last week. We just pick up right where we left off. You are right. There's no friend like an old friend!


BECKY said...

Oh Liesa, What a touching tribute to your sweet friend!! What an amazing blessing. Made me tear up, girl!! That pic of you two is precious!!

I am going to miss you while you're moving!! Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, and that I look forward to your return to blogland!!

Love and hugs,