Every fall my dear friend Sharon of thirty plus years comes to visit me for a few days. Like the old saying goes, “we can’t choose our family, but we can choose our friends." This friend of mine is truly like the sister that I never had. Over the years we have gone through marriages, divorces, births, deaths of both parents and moves that have taken us all over the United States. Through thick and thin we have always been there for each other and are comforted by knowing we are only a phone call away and always have each other’s backs. I know that friendship is a gift from God, and I give thanks each day for my wonderful friends.