Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy 16th Years Of Friendship

Back in 1993, I was working as an artist-designer in one of the novelty production in one of the small city in the Philippines. June 20th of the same year, another artist-designer was hired, her name was Ruby Ann. Since we were in the same work field, we became friends right away... that leads to being best friends... not just us, but both our families were being connected, too. We became like one family because of our friendship.
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A year after that, we both resigned from that job and ventured to the big city for greener pasture. For a lot of times we work in the same company. God had blessed both of us with a good job.
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God had also blessed both of us spiritually. He brought us to a "home church" where God enriched, trained and filled us with His holy word and fellowship with one another. We became active in a separate church ministry and made us grow into usefulness on our given gifts and ministry.
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Sixteen years later, we are still best friends now. Although there has been a lot of storms came in our way and had threatened our friendship like most of the friendship, but through prayers, God covered and made it stronger than ever. We support each other, especially in times of needs in every aspect of our lives. And now that I am here, it did not gave us the reason that our friendship would subside. We talked through Yahoo Messenger almost every night here, while it is day time there (during her office work) in the Philippines. We both believe in our heart that our friendship was made by God for a purpose. To Ann: I want to say "Happy 16th year of our friendship, my best friend, Ann. I love you."
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"...there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother (sister)." Proverbs 18:24 NIV

10 comments:

payatot said...

hi tita grace, ang tagal na ano? imagine 16 yrs na going strong pa rin ang relationship nyo as friends..congrats tita at sa kanya na rin

katherine said...

wow..well, it is simply because, you also put GOD to your friendship...bihira yan..

Lisa said...

Oh I love this story! Happy Sunday Grace and love you dear.

Dorothy L said...

Very inspiring and enjoyable story of kindness.

Your photo adds a lot of love to your post :)

the donG said...

wow! that's so sweet of you two to celebrate a friendship anniversary.

you truly value one another.

Maria@Conversations with Moms said...

Friends are such a special gift. It sounds like you have an amazing friendship. Great story.

askcherlock said...

There is no price you can put on a valued friendship. That loyalty and uncomditional love is truly a gift of God's grace.

Petula said...

That's very sweet. Good friendships are hard to find and they're a treasure.

Toia said...

God bless you two on 16 years of friendship. That's a beautiful blessing to have from God.

Denise said...

Such a sweet post.