Wednesday, October 24, 2007

An Apology to a Dear Friend!

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY KIM!

Ashley, myself, and Kim lunching at Olive Garden back in July.

Monday was Kim's birthday! I was only on line a bit and didn't visit her daughter's blog at all until today. I knew Kim's birthday was near but since it isn't on my trusty calendar (well, it's on there now!) I totally missed it. So here, on line, in front of all 10 of my blog readers, let me apologize for overlooking such a special day. A day that someone so awesome was brought into this world.

Kim is full of energy and zip. She always has plans and an agenda. She is one of the most godly wives I know of and has been a large influence on me. She so deserves some special attention. I'll get to see her at church in a bit, at which time I will give her a special, although belated, card and gift.

I met Kim years ago when we both lived in Cambridge, Ohio. My dad was Kim's pastor! Kim was about 12 years old when we first met. She quickly became my sister, Rita's, best friend. We moved away a few years later. When Rita and Clint married, Kim was a bridesmaid in the wedding in Florida. She met her hubby Mike at the rehearsal dinner. Mike was the assistant manager of the restaurant. They really hit it off!

After the wedding, we talked her parents into letting her stay with my family in Florida for an extra week or so. She and Mike were able to get to know each other better and were married a couple of years later. They now have three beautiful daughters and live right here in the Tampa Bay area. We attend the same church now and have so much in common. I think I have stolen her from Rita! They were always so close, being that they were closer in age, but now that Kim and I are both "older", we have grown so close.

I love you Kim and hope your dinner out with your hubby was extra special!

15 comments:

Rebecca said...

Ok now I'm jealous. I miss the Olive Garden and I miss lunching with my friends, but I'm very glad you were able to.

Penless Thoughts said...

Nice picture, Pam, and comments about your friend.
Susan

Pat said...

AWWW!!!
Yall look like you were having such fun!! (You always do!!)

She sure does deserve a happy b'day!

You ae so kind to honor her in word for all to get a glimpse of who she is!!

Candy said...

Your all so beautiful. I love you in pink Pam :)

Did you get my email? I emailed you back...

:)
Candy

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday to Kim!

Jungle Mom said...

I missed it too! Happy birthday!

Kimberly said...

Too sweet, thank you dear friend.

Kimberly said...

Jackie: Thanks!
Rita: Thank you. Hope you guys are having a great time and that you are feeling good .

Happymama said...

Awwww, Happy Birthday, Kim!!!

This was a sweet post, Pam.

~Kristi

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Better late than never! Happy Birthday Kim!

In response to your comment on my blog today....No, I do not do the preg testing on the cows.....that is the Vet's job!

Daughter of the King said...

Kim..Happy Birthday...love the pics....
Deby

Julie's Jewels said...

Happy Birthday to Sis. Pam's special friend Kim!! That is a great picture of you, Ashley and Kim. I'm sure its okay that you forgot her birthday...we all do that from time to time.

anticonformity said...

hello! thanks for visiting my blog! yeah thats cool that your son likes neopets too! I started playing it about 3 years ago and last year i got my mom hooked onto it! hehehe and for madagascar its one of my all time favorite movies! :D well i hope you have a great day!

Lyndy said...

What a lovely tribute to your sweet friend.

jennifer said...

Happy Birthday KIm!!!! Pam thinks she goofed, but having Pam as a friend is gift enough!

Jen