Thursday, 22 May 2008

May 22nd

“Open your heart - open it wide; someone is standing outside.”
- Mary Engelbreit; artist, entrepreneur
My best friend in the whole world came home
from his travels yesterday.
No way was I going to leave him standing outside!
Friendship is a priceless gift,
That cannot be bought or sold.
But its value is far greater than,
A mountain made of gold.

For gold is cold and lifeless,
It cannot see nor hear.
And in times of trouble,
It's powerless to cheer.

It has no ears to listen,
Nor a heart to understand.
It cannot give you comfort,
Or lend a helping hand.

So when you ask God for a gift
Be happy if he sends
Not diamonds pearls or riches
But the love of a true GREAT FRIEND!!
Author ~Kristen M Saccardi


mandijane said...

Love the photo :-)

Beejay said...

Lovely photo. Glad he arrived home safely and had a good time. Like that poem.

domestic goddess said...

oh what a lovely photo Shirley

Paula said...

Lovely photo and such a lovely verse.

malaryush said...

what a beutiful photo - the happiness just shine sin your face :)

knitkath said...

Lovely apt poem for today! You both look so happy!

willowthewysp said...

Just beautiful!:D

Lynne aka retired nana said...

Great quote but even better photo!!

dddeeebbbzzz said...

Great photo! How great to have him home again!

Linda Elbourne said...

Awwww how lovely X

Inspiration Alley said...

Glad your husband's back home. The photo is wonderful.

Minty Magic said...

I love that verse. It would be lovely to put into a card for a friend. Ace photo too!!! Absence definitely makes the heart grow fonder.

Cass said...

Lovely photo.Captures the moment.

Cass xxx

Claire aka Feline said...

Great photo as always and that poem is so true xxx

Mary B said...

Everything about this is beautify and the poem brought tears to my eyes

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Oh it is geat when they come home....perfect for the prompt and a fab piccy too

Kay said...

Oh this is lovely Shirley, I'm so glad Colin is home and with you ready for the hospital next week. He is your rock, you were very brave to let him go when you were so poorly. You are a wonderful person.