How generous is God that he has given me these few
and special women who are the true friends of my heart.
How he must love me that he has let us
find each other upon this crowded earth.
We are drawn to each other as if by some mystical force.
We recognize each other at once.
We are sisters of the spirit,
who understand each other instinctively.
There is no blood between us, no common family history.
Yet there are no barriers of background, or even age.
Older, younger, richer, poorer--no matter.
We speak the same language,
we have come together in a special moment of time,
and the sense of union we feel will last throughout eternity.
How generous is God that he has given me
so many other women I can call friends.
Dear, good, life-enriching women
who add flavor, value, delight.
I would be the poorer without them.
Yet surely the Lord's true concern for us, his children,
is to lead us to these rare and special few.
The ones who call out to us from the crowds,
who hold fast to us through trials, triumphs, long separations.
The friends with whom the heart feels joyfully at home.