The Gift Of Friendship

My dear, dear friends, thank you for the beautiful and precious anniversary wishes.
My heart was about to burst with joy and gratitude from all of the kind words
that each one of you shared.
Each one of you is a sweet gift and I am thankful for YOU. 

Friendship is a priceless gift
That cannot be bought or sold,

But it's value is far greater
Than a mountain made of gold -

For gold is cold and lifeless,
It can neither see nor hear,

And in the time of trouble
It is powerless to cheer -

It has no ears to listen,
No heart to understand,

It cannot bring you comfort
Or reach out a helping hand -

So when you ask God for a Gift,
Be thankful if He sends
Not diamonds, pearls, or riches,

But the love of real true friends.
~ Helen Steiner Rice ~

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I am very thankful for my blogging friends!
Have a delightful day.

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Denise said...

Such beautiful horses. Enjoy your week my friend, love you.

Linda said...

What a beautiful post. Thank you dear friend for such a wonderful friendship..I know we have never met..but your bloggy friendship means so much. You have such a beautiful heart.. Blessings

Delvalina said...

You're wonderful friend to me...you deserved to have beautiful ladies on the blog sister.
love you!

Debby Ray said...

Beautiful poem...beautiful horses! Are they yours?

Debbie Harris said...

Your photos are just beautiful Stephanie! You could reach into the screen and touch those beautiful horses.
Lovely poem.
Its a glorious day!

Jo@awholeplotoflove said...

What a lovely sweet post.

SarahGeorge said...

Beautiful!! Both the wordings and the pictures :)

Sola Scriptura said...

I'm so thankful for your friendship, Stephanie!
The horses in your photos are so lovely!

sweetbriardreams said...

Such a beautiful post Stephanie, my love to you and your hubby xx (the horses are just too cute!!). xx

Nonnie said...

what an apt poem for your post! happy blog-anniversary

Anonymous said...

I agree with your Mom's comment...looks like I can reach out and touch the horses.

God bless your week!

Unknown said...

Beautiful post, beautiful horses!

Lauren Nelson said...

Beautiful pictures, sweet friend! All the horses in Texas have lost their winter coat, but I can tell that they are still hanging onto them in Colorado!

Conniecrafter said...

Are those your horses, they look so cute together. I count myself blessed for having found you through this web world :)

Gail Dixon said...

You are such a blessing. Always cheerful, encouraging and positive. I'm always happy when I visit here. So thank YOU! :)

Sandra said...

Stephanie, I just wrote a post about friendship on my blog. I can't believe we both decide to talk about friendship on our blogs on the same day! Great minds think alike, right? :o)

Your friendship and those that I've found through your swaps have come to mean so much to me. Thank you for being a dear, Christian friend to me.

Vicky Hunt said...

You are such a sweet, dear friend Stephanie. I can always count on you to uplift me with your kind words. You are a blessing to me and I appreciate you so much. So glad we became friends through our blogs. Have a blessed evening.

Hugs, Vicky

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Such a beautiful post Stephanie. Friends are so special for lifting us up when we need it or just be being there. Many blessings to you. xo

Valerie said...

Dear Stephanie, Those horses are beautiful! What lovely photos. =) I absolutely adore the poetry of Helen Steiner Rice. I have several of her books. Thank you for a smile at the end of a busy day. Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

lynn said...

You are special to so many people.

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, I loved that poem, and I enjoyed the photos. Do you all ride?
Lovely pretty day here today.
Hope to visit you before the snow flies...
I am glad you are my friend!
Love, Roxy

Deborah Montgomery said...

I thank you for your friendship Stephanie. It's true that this little blog world has so many wonderful women in it. It has been a wonderful gift to me too.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I am blessed to call you a friend, my sweet Stephanie. xo

Mindy said...

You are a blessing to many! Lovely poem - haven't read any of her work for so long.

Debbie @DewdropGables said...

I love that poem, so beautiful! Are those your horses? They are gorgeous!! I missed your anniversary, I hope you and your husband had a wonderful day.
Debbie :)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, sweet Stephanie, what beautiful horses! God has made some stunning animals, and you've captured their beauty and grace! What a blessing to celebrate your anniversary, and it's always a joy to read and see your blog posts! And the lovely poem by Helen Steiner Rice (wow, I remember all the cards with her poems on them years ago)...well, it's beautiful! Thank you, sweet friend, and have a wonderful weekend and a blessed Lord's Day! Hugs!

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