(This is my brilliant, determined, devoted, diligent husband...and he's been an awesome friend since 1983!)
I'd like to thank Arlee Bird for organizing the A-Z Challenge! This is my first time to do it...I have chosen a topic for the entire month. Since I write for younger children and we are doing the ABC's I thought I would do The ABC's of A Good Friend (and throw in a few random pictures, because I have a little bit of a photo addiction).
Finding and keeping true friends takes work and effort, just like the time and work involved in a marriage. Something that attracted me to my husband (of almost 25 years) was his determination to succeed in college. We both came from financially challenge backgrounds and his drive to be the best and finish college amazed me. He soon became one of my most dependable friends. I knew if I was in any kind of crisis I could call him...let me tell you, at 17 and in college...I always had some sort of crisis. He was always there for me. It was easy to see he was devoted to me. We got married when he finished his first degree and he was pushed on, he was some kind of diligent. He went on and got two more degrees and I got my elementary education degree. Finding a friend that is determined, diligent, dependable and devoted can lead to a lifetime friendship.
My wish for each of you is that you have a friend like my Brilliant Husband....someone who is dependable, determined, diligent, and devoted.
What other "D" word characteristics would like in a friend or a spouse?