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The Best Of Friends- Celebrating Our Anniversary

Updated on March 6, 2015

I dedicate this hub to my dear friend, Veronica. She has always given me the Right Word, at the Right Time, for the Right Purpose, for the Right Way.

She is as lovely as the flowers.
She is as lovely as the flowers. | Source

Ten Years- A Milestone

The First Sunday of May, 2011, I celebrated a very special anniversary. It is the tenth anniversary of having a very special friend. In 2001, I decided to do what I believed was in God's Plans. I met a young man who had fallen hopelessly in a relationship with me. I was so excited, thinking that he may be eventually my future spouse. I had no idea that this young man was a liar, a thief, a crack addict and a bipolar personality. He was of course very talented and good looking. He knew a lot of people. The one person he knew was a woman who I have been calling "my best friend" for the last ten years.

Within one week of this young man entering my life, even moving in with me because we couldn't bear being without each other, he stole my car and for several days, left me frantic and in need of someone who could help me to cope with his erratic behavior. He wrote down the phone number and name of an evangelist that he had met in the most recent year, and when I called her, she was a good listener, and knew all the right words to say. She understood who I was talking about, and she was able to guide and direct me to reading the right Scripture that offered immediate comfort, and was able to pray with me in times of need and did not hesitate to lead me to her Ministry, which has been my ministry too, for the last ten years. Even when I tried to leave and go to other churches, to no avail, I would keep coming back. This wonderful evangelist even invited me to visit the Bible College, and then I liked it so much that I would come once a week. Before I knew it, I eventually was enrolled as a full time student, and then, received my Associate Arts degree in Theology and the following Year, I gained my Bachelor's degree in Theology. And there this beautiful friend of mine was, sitting right next to me in class, taking notes, and tests with me and she, too, got her Bachelor's degree.

This wonderful friend of mine, has seen me through good times and difficult times. She has stayed faithful, and never has given up on being my friend. She has seen me through the divorce of the father of my two children; she has seen my children through elementary school, middle school, high school, and now, college. She has seen me marry a disabled man in a wheelchair, and then within a year, leave him and then witnessed my divorce of him because he was physically and emotionally abusive; and this very dear friend of mine has seen me get married to a wonderful prophetic minister in our ministry and been there for me through those five years when I needed someone to talk to.

What have I done for her? Besides being her "chauffer" to most all our ministry events, I have become a good friend to her wonderful grandchildren, and I have always been a good listener and a good friend. I am just who I am, true-blue and loyal and never judgemental. I have been a steadfast student to hear her share the Word of God, and I pray for her and thank God for her everyday. And when I joined these Hub Pages, and shared her the great things about it, she decided to join. Even though she doesn't write as often as I do , her words are just like her name- prosperous. As Prosperous, she desires that all who read her hubs will have faith that God is Healer and God is Powerful. So I hope you will read my friend's hubs.

Ten years- a special milestone. Thank you, My darling friend. You are what your name states you to be- PROSPEROUS.And in knowing you, I have become prosperous also.

My best friend since 2001
My best friend since 2001 | Source

Only God Knows

Only God Knows
The appointed time
To send me the best of 
When I need them.
Only God Knows
When I rise and fall
He sent me 
The best of Friends 
To see me through it all.

You never interfered 
Each time my life 
Went through changes.
You have never left me
Every time 
My life rearranges.

An intercessor you are
With always the right 
Words to say.
I am truly grateful 
For knowing you today.

Only God Knows
The appointed time
To send me the best 
Of friends when 
I need them.
Only God knows when 
I rise and fall.
He sent me the 
Best of friends
To see me 
Through it all.

Thank you for 
All that you have 
Done For me.
I Thank God 
For your life
He has set you free.
Never will I meet anyone
Just like you.
Faith is 
What you believe.
Faith is 
What you do.
And I will 
Always cherish
My friendship 
With you.

copyright @2011 CMCastro

Friends Are Friends Forever


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    • Erin LeFey profile image

      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      What a beautiful hub Christina, and a wonderful tribute to your dear friend. I just celebrated 40 years with one of my best friends - friendship is such a precious gift. Our friends can be the mirrors in which we can see ourselves as we truly are where we first learn to love ourselves despite our "flaws". Brightest blessings to you and your friend.

    • Lita C. Malicdem profile image

      Lita C. Malicdem 

      7 years ago from Philippines


      I feel closer to you more than ever, today, I see a courageous woman, a soldier of God. I'm ashame of myself, toppling down in even insignificant blows in my life caused by people I love. I'm undergoing transformation, rediscovering and reinventing my life, these days. Your tearful revelation gives me power to stand tall, to reach out to God. Thank you.

    • CMCastro profile imageAUTHOR

      Christina M. Castro 

      7 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      Like wise, Epi, you have had heartfelt sincerity in your writing as well that gives me a new fresh way of seeing things. It is good to influence each other. Thank you, always. Christina

    • epigramman profile image


      7 years ago

      .......well I have always found your writing to be very very inspiring ......and so sincere and heartfelt - you move me as a reader and make me want to become a better person ......

    • fucsia profile image


      7 years ago

      Friends are rare and precious. Thanks for sharing this lovely tribute to your friend. It is a demonstration that is possible have a true and deep relationship, with love and tollerance.


    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Friends that go to college together and support each through all the ups and downs of life are very special. This is a nice tribute you wrote about your friend. God Bless.


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