Friday, May 27, 2011

Celebrating Sharie

I still have pictures to post of graduation and the celebrations that went with it...but today is my dear friend, Sharie Johnson's birthday...and I wanted to pay tribute to her. She got me through one of the toughest weeks of my treatments in the fall...and then came and celebrated life with me this spring. She has been my friend since FOURTH grade!! That's pretty unbelievable, and she has been the best friend ever. She is not one to give a lot of advice, so when she DOES give some advice, you sit up and listen--she is very wise. It is her birthday today, and because I am such a slacker, I haven't even sent her a card or a present I wanted to dedicate my blog to her. People come and go in our lives, and then there are some that make all the difference in our worlds. Sharie is that person to me. She is kind and gentle and very Christ-like in all that she does. She touches peoples' lives and makes all who know her want to be better. I always come away from being with her, hoping that I can be that much better and sweeter. She is accepting of everyone, and finds the good in people. She has been a supporter of me all my life, and was the one who brought the Gospel of Jesus Christ to me. How grateful I am for her, and for the powerful influence she is in my life. My children call her "Aunt Sharie," and rightfully so--she has always loved and cared for them too. I hope on this day, HER day, I can be that kinder and gentler person. Thank you, Sharie, for all you are, and for the shining light you are in my life. I love you so very much. I am including pictures of Sharie and me--she just radiates goodness! Love to all, Louise


  1. Well Louise, you tell Sharie Happy Birthday from me too, also tell her I said she is very pretty and her smile is beautiful, as yours always is.

    I am so glad to see you living a normal life these days.....your looking better and better gal, keep it up, your my inspiration to never complain too loud!

    See ya next Sunday.

    Luv, Peg & Chaz too!

  2. I love these pictures of you and Sharie (and SJ and Em)