One of my very favorite people in the entire world posted this on my facebook wall. Have you ever had a friend that you just had an instant connection with? Like you have known each other even before we were born? I have found out over the years that those are the rarest of friends. They are the kind of friends you will do anything for and do anything to keep them in your life. She is one of those. Here's the quote.
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. ~Henri Nouwen