Do you have any forever friends who’ve been in your life since you were a kid? Well, Lizzie is my forever little sister. Actually, we’re both the youngest in our families, but I always wanted a little sister, and so I adopted Lizzie! After I became a Christian at the age of 12, “Mother” Linda Rudd, my Sunday school teacher, became a spiritual mentor to me. Mother Linda had a very precious sister who visited every summer with her young daughter, and since the Rudds lived just a block away from us, I would often play with Lizzie when she came. Elizabeth ended up at U. Michigan in nursing school while Alan was a resident, so we got to spend enough time together as young adults to become fast friends.Liz spent many years working as an intensive care nurse in Chicago, and we would always visit back and forth from time to time, but this spring she decided to retire from nursing (at least for awhile), and so she came to visit. What fun! I’d planned to take her sightseeing, but we mostly talked nonstop by the hour and really didn’t do too much. In fact, in all the excitement, I forgot even to take a picture of her, so I had to use a couple from days gone by!
Don’t you love friends that stick by you through thick and thin all throughout life?! I am so thankful for my forever friends, and I’m so thankful for having Lizzie in my life!
“A friend loveth at all times, and a brother [or sister! 🙂 ] is born for adversity.”