Last January, my friends were planning a trip down here and it was cancelled just before they were to come. I didn't think much about it, but then I started to get worried. I was up in the spring and I could see that she wasn't doing as well as she had before. I was worried about her, but she was always positive. I saw her again in late April and I knew then that things weren't going well. That is when I found out that Jill was going to need another transplant. Although she had taken care of herself so well, transplants only last a certain number of years and Jill had made it 15 years. The scary part for Jill is that she was having to do dialysis during this period of time.
In the middle of all of this, Jill took the time to send a birthday card to my Aunt Teresa on her 90th birthday, which was July 30. For her to think of Teresa's birthday when she was dealing with her health issue speaks volumes as to who Jill is as a person!
One of my all time favorite books is The Prophet by Kahil Gibran. I love quotes and found one from him that I think is very fitting for this post. "In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, the heart finds its morning and is refreshed." My heart has been refreshed once again because of these wonderful friends.