You know you have a true friendship if…
…your heart skips a beat when you hear they are coming to town and you find yourself dancing around.
…you want to run to them with a hug as soon as you hear them or see them.
…it is not a hassle or work to prepare for their visit…it’s a joy.
…when you hear the visit is going to be short, you cry…and then are grateful for ANY time at all that you can get with them.
…they have walked you through some tough stuff…and they STILL want to be your friend!
…the love and unity you have far exceeds any differences.
…the love is unconditional.
…you feel as if your time together has made you a better person.
…you can gab away because there is so much you wish you could share…and they are patient.
…you can ask challenging questions and they understand why.
…the sharing is easy and free.
…you can melt in their hugs from the love.
…you are crying inside when you have to say “goodbye”.
…they tell you that you have really blessed them, but you feel as if the lion’s share of blessing came from them to you.
…you are praying for another visit to come soon…and be longer.
Todah Rabah, Steve and Shirley. You were missed before you came. You are missed even now and you always will be until we see you again. You are always welcome here at Beit-Shalom!