I am greatful for so many things in my life. One of my blessings that is so near and dear to my heart besides my spectacular family (inlaws included), are my FRIENDS!!!! I love having girlfriends!!! I notice not all women have the need to have close girlfriends and that is ok. I though, love having great trustworthy, thoughtful and fun friends! I think I get this from my sweet Grandma Susie. Recently I have found my creative outlet in a whole new artistic world. In that world are hilarious, sweet and amazing friendships I had never expected! I can go on and on about each and everyone of these girls but the one I want to point out today is Robin. She is talented, witty, beautiful and extremely intellingent. She is also one of the most considerate girls I have met. At Holly's shower Robin pulled me to the side to give me the most thoughtful, creative and unique gift. After reading on my blog about my heart attack and getting to go to D.C. to speak on behalf of AHA, she said she felt moved to make this amazing piece of art for me!!! I teared up and was so flattered that as a new friend she thought of me. Not only that, but she spent so much time creating this for me. It is now on display with all my crosses. (I felt that was the fitting place for it.) I hope all my new artist friends Holly, Nan, Lesia, Maura, Lisa, Jemelia, Jackie, Donna and Robin know that I love them to death, and am so glad that I have found them! I have so many other great friends that make my life so wonderful that I cherish just as much, and they know who they are:) I may just have to blog about each and everyone of them!!! Thank you God for the bond I share with all my girlfriends!