~I remember the television program years ago called~

"The Courtship of Eddie's Father"

 A pic I have of the Bill Bixby & Brandon "Eddie"

...the theme song lyrics went like this:

  "Best Friend"  

 By: "Harry Nilsson"

People let me tell you 'bout my best friend,

He's a warm hearted person who'll love me till the end.

People let me tell you bout my best friend,

He's a one boy cuddly toy,

my up, my down, my pride and joy.

People let me tell you 'bout him he's so much fun

Whether we're talkin' man to man

or whether we're talking son to son.

 Cause he's my best friend.

Yes he's my best friend.  

I really liked that song and it made an impression on me

 that I haven't forgotten! It has been many years now

(since the late 60's or early 70's, I think),

and it is still retained in my memory. Funny how

your memory can retain so many things throughout the years of

your life...have you ever thought of that? But if someone asked you

what you did yesterday, you have to sit and think about your

actions of the previous day! Must be the "care-free" days that

have gone by that are most easily imprinted upon our

memories...such as the happy days we spent as a child. I know that

there are many people that say that they were abused when they

were children, but I am sure that if they would sit and remember

back throughout their whole childhood, they would find some

"special times" whether it would be with their parent's, or perhaps

a sibling or even a neighbour friend...just remember a time when

you did not have to worry about what you would have to eat that

day, or what you would wear, or if you would have a roof over

your head without a job. Remember those kinds of days behind

you? Sure you can! But I said all of that, just to say this...was there

a " special person" in your life that you admired for their

outstanding personality or their gentle character or their kind

nature and the attitude in which they faced life's problems?

Perhaps it is someone that you met since you have become an adult.

I admired my Mother, of course, and my Grandmother, but as the

years passed, I can't say that I wanted to be just like them...nor did

I have an outstanding teacher that I wanted to pattern my life

after. When I met JESUS at 17, then I wanted to be just like HIM

and HIS FATHER GOD. But I was in no way PERFECT by any

stretch of the imagination! *S* It seemed the more I tried to be

"good", the more "meaner" I got! *S* So I have kind of "given up" ever

being like my FATHER and HIS HOLY SON, (until HE changes me

HIMSELF) and that is really a "job in itself! I "l-o-l" as I write this!

And though I love my family and friends dearly, I must say that

once you get to know them intimately, they are not anyone that I

wanted to be like either...so my search continued! It was in the

month of Oct. 1985 when GOD introduced me to John (soon to be my

husband, at that time..which I didn't know til HE told me) and

now it is over 15 years later that I have lived with this loving man

that GOD gave to me as my life's mate (my own SOUL-MATE. I

think, because I believe, according to the Word, we were together

with the FATHER even before we came to earth to be born to our

parents). So after these many years of living with someone...day in

and day out...three-hundred-sixty-five days a year, seven days a

week and twenty-four hours a day (which equals to roughly about

132,912 hours of living with this dear man!)...sooooooooooo, I think

that I can say that I should truly know the character and nature

of this one, don't you agree? And just yesterday, while talking to

my "bestest buddy" (Sue) on MSN...during our conversation about

John, it suddenly "dawned on me"...you know kind of like a "light

bulb" went on in my head, you know what I mean? That he is the

one person that I would like to pattern my own life after!


Here is a little bit "taken out of" our conversation yesterday.

Something funny was said between us and I answered her with this

statement: Katie says:

huhhuhhuh-huhhuh-huhhuh!!!!! As John would do!!!!!!!!


I can just hear him lol!

Katie says:

Yea..can't you?!!?!?!?!?


yep I remember his laugh!

Katie says:

You know, I don't know what I would do without him...sometimes I

think about something happening to him and I just can't take the

pain that hits my heart...I love him sooooooooo!!!


yes I know.


I think that is a blessing from God ..your marriage.

Katie says:

Yes...GOD is the BLESSER!!

Katie says:

If I could be like anyone in this world in "character type" ,

it would be John!


yes he is like old Job..patient

Katie says:

Not T., nor myself, nor J., or any preacher that I have heard...but

John...he is so patient, kind and gentle and so genuine!


sis I am freezing up gonna have to go


love ya

Katie says:

Yea, never an unkind word...he has what I want...and I guess I

have a ways to go to get it.


it is gonna disconnect me

Katie says:



me too!




love ya

Katie says:

I better let you go then before we get knocked off each other!

love you! BYE!


We then closed off the Instant Messenger...but isn't it funny that it

took so long in my life to find someone that I would really wanted to

be like, because he is such an "all around wonderful person"...I

would have said "GOOD", but JESUS said something to the effect of:

"There's none good, no not one...save the FATHER."

So, here is my tribute to my darling husband. Honey, I love you

more than you will ever know and I thank GOD for joining us

together as husband and wife...for the rest of our life! Katie

(This was written back in Ohio after 15 yrs. of marriage and today,

 May 18, 2006, I feel the same way! After more than 20 yrs. of

 marriage, we are still so blessed of GOD to be together!)


Background & Graphics by Free-Graphics on the web.

May 18, 2006--Iowa--U. S. A.

Updated May 15, 2007