I wrote this poem several years ago on my best friend Donna’s (I call her DeeKee,) birthday. She has been a monument of Godly friendship throughout the years.
I know she always has my back. DeeKee has filled my life with inspiration and encouragement. Through faith, understanding and mutual respect our friendship gets better with age.
Life is full of surprises. Deekee’s mother and I went to school together; we were in the same class, and, although we liked one another we were never especially close.
Who could have ever guessed that her daughter and I would become the best of friends? God knew even then! Praise Him, Who knows what we need, and sends us each blessing accordingly.
How do you describe your best friend?
You have been my shadow for thirty years—
I hope that I have been yours.
We’ve laughed together,
cried together, prayed and dared to dream.
We were an unlikely pair,
but my head-start of twenty years
was only a blink in our ever-changing journey.
All these many years, we never had a serious disagreement
No matter how much time passed,
you were never more than phone call away.
You held my hand through painful times.
In weakest moments, encouraged and strengthened me.
With a gentle shove, you said:
“Yes, you can!”
You were laughter when things were good and joy when
things were better than good.
When I think of you, words flit
across my mind and echo in my heart:
“Cherished Spirit-Best Friend”
I am who I am–because you are who you are.
Prayer: Gracious God, Who knows our every need and sends us blessings when we least expect them, I thank you daily for sending a best friend like DeeKee.
Nells Wasilewski lives in a small southern town, seventy miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee. After retiring, she began pursuing her lifelong dream of writing. Her writing has been greatly influenced by her faith in Jesus Christ, personal, experience and nature. She has been writing poems, prose and stories all her life. Nells has recently started writing devotionals. Her work has appeared in Haiku Journal, Barefoot Review, Three Line Poetry, Poetry Quarterly, 50 Haikus, Dual Coast Magazine, High Coupe Journal, Ancient Paths, Tanka Journal, Hedgerow and Penned from the Heart https://nellswasilewski.blogspot.com