Saturday, November 5, 2011

Day 5 - Thirty Days of Thanksgiving

This is my sweet friend, Teresa, and I am so thankful for our thirty years of friendship.

We met as freshmen in Mrs. Vena's English class and Mr. Smith's physical science class. I was always surprised that our friendship continued throughout high school because Teresa was cool, and I was most definitely not! After high school, we both worked at Disneyland in Tomorrowland for a time. We would meet at the park in the off-season and sign ourselves in for a few hours of fun. Those were such good times.

Teresa moved up to San Francisco at least ten years ago, and she has had me as a house guest many, many times over those years. We have spent many fun days together eating and shopping our way through the city.

Teresa shared in the joy of my marriage to Michael by being my bridesmaid, and she shared in the heartache of his illness and death by caring for us both. I'll never forget the ten days she spent with me after Michael went Home just loving me and listening to me.

This year we both became mommies. It has been such a joy to share this new season of life with such a close friend. I can hardly wait to see Teresa, her Toby, and their little son later this month when they come down south for Thanksgiving.

I love you, friend!


  1. :) This is just one of those posts that everyone gets so much joy out of reading. I hope that the Lord will continue to bless your friendship! Love reading your thankful tributes Joannah!

  2. Beautiful. Everyone needs a TRUE, LOVING and LOYAL friend such as Teresa! Such a lovely tribute to her!


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