Wednesday, November 26, 2008



Happy THANKSgiving my friends


The Friend Who Just Stands By

When troubles come your soul to try,
You love the friend who just stands by.
Perhaps there's nothing she can do,
The thing is strictly up to you.

For there are troubles all your own,
And paths the soul must tread alone.
Times when love can't smooth the road,
Nor friendship lift the heavy load.

But just to feel you have a friend,
Who will stand by until the end.
Whose sympathy through all endures,
Whose warm handclasp is always yours.

It helps somehow to pull you through,
Although there's nothing she can do.
And so with fervent heart we cry,
God Bless the friend who just stands by.

- Author Unknown


The Marangella Family said...

For Moms like us there really is nothing to say or do that will make our journey less arduous but on an emotional level I’m glad I have friends like you who stand by (hopefully with alcohol in hand!). Wishing you a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving, we have much to be thankful for.

julie w said...

Thank you for the lovely poem Ann, have a lovely Thanksgiving.

Cindy said...

Happy Thanksgiving friend:-)