Friendships are an amazing gift in life. We sometimes don't realize just how special our friends are. We have many different types of friends. Sometimes we have friends who are crafty, some that are sporty, some that are adventurous, some that are shy. The past few weeks I haven't been feeling in the best of moods, I must admit I have become depressed because of the stress of fundraising for the Nike Women's Marathon coming up next month. I have slept all of 4 hours in 5 days from all that stress but last night a friend of mine called me and left me such a touching voice mail it made me cry and made me sit and reflect then when I read the note she sent to her friends about me to help me in my fundraising efforts she really had me in tears, like seriously crying like a baby boohooing. We have not seen one another since high school and have reconnected through facebook. She reminded me why all those years ago why I was drawn to her. She has a heart of gold, she is there for you to pick you up when you are down, she is a ray of sunshine! I am truly the lucky one in the friendship, I know she and I don't see eye to eye on religion but I do believe that God brings people into our lives for a reason and I made sure to thank him last night when I said my prayers for bringing her into mine all those years ago. I have learned to not take advantage of the friendships we have and to really learn to appreciate each and everyone of them, they are unique gifts that should be treasured. I can honestly say I truly treasure my wonderful friend Aundrea. I love you Dre!!!