Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

My friend Marilyn

You’d think she’s too good to be true if you didn’t know her.

She’s funny and smart and has a heart of gold, and I can’t imagine life without her now. I remember before I met her Kevin would say “You have to meet Marilyn”. I remember thinking ‘alright, I can’t imagine she’s all that’.

You know what the crazy thing is… she is all that. It’s almost like God sent all His sunshine in one person. Whenever I call her or she calls me she says “is this Marvelous Margie” today she called me the 8th wonder of the world. Now, I never feel like that, but it always makes me smile, no matter what kind of day I am having. I love to schedule my volunteer days just because it’s an excuse to call her, even though I don’t really need an excuse.

The thing about Marilyn is that there is not a fake bone in her body. She is as genuine as they get. I bet if they cut her open, her heart would really be made of gold. I don’t know if that’s really possible but I know anything is possible with God.

Marilyn is also probably one of the zaniest people I know. She does the craziest things. Things that I wouldn't even think about doing, let alone having the nerve. Last year we were working on the Christmas window at GCH and we were looking through the Christmas stuff and she came up with some kind of crazy head band thing... and one of those t-shirts that has a crazy picture on it, and we were rolling on the floor in laughter. Her spirit is filled with laughter!

Knowing Marilyn is like having your own private cheerleader. I’m surprised she doesn’t have pom-poms in her purse just waiting for the perfect moment to bring them out. There has been a thing in my life that she’s been praying for, almost a year now, and she cheers me on and gives me words of encouragement when I need them. I can’t even tell you how much that has meant to me. I know when God’s Word says to encourage each other, He wrote the words from
1 Thes 4:18 Therefore encourage each other with these words on her heart.

I guess I just feel blessed today because of her and I wanted to share her with you.

Oh, and one more thing... she's not only beautiful on the inside... she's a knock out on the outside!


KayMac said...

Thanks for sharing your friend! It is ironic how much you are like her.

Trish said...

Friends like that are priceless!
You are rich and mighty blessed!!!

Jada's Gigi said...

What a treasure the Lord has made...and shared with you. :)