I recently reread "The Chosen" by Chaim Potok. I am fascinated by Jewish culture and history. A excerpt from the book:
"..."Reuven, listen to me. The Talmud says that a person should do two things for himself. One is to acquire a teacher. Do you remember the other?"
"Choose a friend," I said."
Ah, the blessing of a true friend. Spending these last few days with Jennie has been lovely. It's as though no time has passed between us. I hope that never changes.
I loved staying up and visiting once the hooligans were tucked in their beds. We cuddled with our husbands and hashed out a few political ideas and pondered some of life's deepest questions.
There was laughing.
I took them to church and showed them off.
We frolicked at Niagara Falls.
We toured the TO science center:
We played some games, had some snacks, roamed the trails:
I'm going to miss that friend of mine.
A few things that I love about Jennie?
-her kind, uplifting words
-her deep faith
-her ability to have a good, deep conversation- filled with realness.
-the love and attention she gives my children