Celebrating Ginny

little girls in a row

“THE BEST THING TO HOLD ONTO IN THIS LIFE IS EACH OTHER.”

Audrey Hepburn

Thirty six years ago when my oldest son started kindergarten, I met a group of women who have become my lifelong friends and companions on this journey of life.  One of these women is my dear friend, Ginny.

Ginny is the driving force that has made possible these lifelong friendships.  When our children were in the eighth grade and soon to go all different high schools, Ginny put together our lunch group.  For 27 years we have gotten together once a month to laugh and cry and to keep in touch with each others lives.  We would not have stayed together except for Ginny.  She kept in touch with all of us and made sure that we met once a month to celebrate someone’s birthday.  She has had many troubles in her life but she has always remained optimistic and no matter what was going on in her life would be concerned about my life.  She is our fearless and much loved lunch leader.

This week our dear leader had an 11 hour surgery and basically has been cut from stem to stern.  I always knew Ginny was made of sturdy material and this week proved it.  She made it through this horrible surgery and is marching forward to recovery.  I am sure it won’t be long before I hear her say, “And how are you honey and where do you think we should meet for lunch.”

This week I celebrate my friend’s recovery and being able to hold onto each other for many years to come.

MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD.
MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD.

Wishing you the gift of friendship,

Bernadette

About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

12 Responses

  1. What a blessing to have such a friend! I still love to go to TX (after being gone for 18 years) to lunch with the friends I knew when my kids were preschoolers and in elementary school. A prayer for Ginny’s healing!

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  2. What a continuing joy to have Ginny in your life! Will you share this writing with her? Often those dearest to us do not truly know how they are truly treasured. Sounds like quite the medical ordeal for her this week and I join Ramona in a prayer for recovery.

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  3. This was beautiful, in many ways. How lucky you are to know such friendship, and to be able to hold onto it for many years to come. Amen to that! I also love the writing, the quote you began with, the way you wove her words into your story to tell it… love this post!

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  4. Friends like this are golden; I am glad that Ginny is on her way to recovery. Of all the people I consider close, there are only one or two with this knack for binding and reinforcing those emotional ties year after year. Thanks for this reminder of their significance.

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