I found this poem and it reminded me of all of you here on the board. Jan and Jake, this one is especially for you:
A FOREVER FRIEND
Sometimes in life, you find a special friend; Someone who changes your life just by being part of it. Someone who makes you laugh until you can’t stop; Someone who makes you believe that there really is good in the world. Someone who convinces you that there really is an unlocked door just waiting for you to open it. This is Forever Friendship. When you’re down, and the world seems dark and empty, Your forever friend lifts you up in spirit, and makes that dark and empty world suddenly bright and full. Your forever friend gets you through the hard times, the sad times, and the confused times. If you turn and walk away, your forever friend follows. If you lose your way, your forever friend guides you and cheers you on. Your forever friend holds your hand and tells you that everything is going to be okay. And if you find such a friend, you feel happy and complete, because you need not worry, You have a forever friend for life, and forever has no end.
Dear Val, Thanks for the lovely posts! The friends one I really treasure! Believe it or not, you all keep me going on many a glum day! And even though Jake and I may not post as often, we still read all your posts. Hoping people can find their way back to the board or the web browser finds us, whatever. Know that you ALL are loved and keep fighting this dreaded disease called, “GRAVES”!