There are some friendships that last seasons upon seasons, and anygnome knows that when one finds that special kindred spirit, it quickly becomes one of the most cherished possessions a soul can have the honor of having. I feel that way about this dear lady. We have known each other for 14 long seasons, though I sometimes question if I've simply always known her. If you asked my heart, I'm sure it would say she has always been there. Regardless, I know she seems to always know when to help me. Whether it be a gnice conversation filled with words of support and laughter, or a simple gesture to help me get from one side of the garden to the other, I know I can count on her to be the first to jump up to volunteer. And oh am I so grateful for her kind soul! She has given me the present of time and love. We have been through a lot together, filled with memories to last many lifetimes. I hope she knows how dearly she is loved. I am sure she isn't told gnearly as often as she deserves. I would be lost without her.