This blog was created with the intent of keeping you in touch with our family. I am a secondary school teacher and an adjunct history instructor. The last 25 plus years of my life have been shared with my husband Randal. He works for an Electric Coop. We have one daughter, who graduated from Tech this year. We are amazed daily at how God works in our lives.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My Friend Amanda

About a week ago, my sweet friend Amanda wrote about me on her blog, “The Silver Lining.” She said some very, very nice things, which made me both laugh and cry. I think she is buttering me up for something. Maybe she needs a kidney. As a way to say thanks for her kind and encouraging words, I want to say a few things about her…

When I think of my friend Amanda Kirkpatrick. I think of family. She loves her family!!!!!!!!! I will never forget about the time we were on a 2-day school trip together and sharing a room. By the way this room did not have “piped-in music”. [The “piped-in music” thing was an honest mistake that anyone could have made! Right Donna?] As we were getting ready for bed, Amanda pulled out framed photographs of her kids and placed them on the nightstand beside her bed. She loves her husband, children, parents, siblings and in-laws very deeply and they are all extremely close. The only other one to rank above them is her God. She loves Him more than life! There is not a student who has passed through her class, which has not seen or felt her love for God or the love of God. She surrounds her world with scripture. I can’t count how many times I have seen her carrying a Bible to school or on a trip. She is a fine example for her own daughters to follow, as well as the young girls at CHS who she teaches or coaches. My friend Amanda is an encourager and one who has huge heart for those hurting or in need. She is always getting prayer chains ready for someone and working on other ways to help meet their needs. We have shared countless memories and laughs together and I cherish each and every one. Amanda, thank you and know that I love you.

Kelly

2 comments:

Amanda KP said...

you are too sweet!!! thanks for all your kind words!! i love you tons!!

i do not need a kidney........but i have been meaning to talk to you about a small loan..... JK!! ;)

thanks again!!!

Charla (SHar-la) said...

I agree with you, Kelly! Amanda, although she is definitely an alligator with her emotions ;), LOVES her family and her friends so much and it is so obvious by the way she treats them and all she is willing to do for them!

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