Our granddaughter, Anne Marie, just returned from spending about a week at the beach with one of her best friends. The header was snapped by me, and the rest of the pictures were taken by my daughter-in-law. For my new followers, Anne is the darker child. She is our only grandchild, so of course I have her on my blog from time to time. I thought that these pictures of her and her friend were so lovely. The contrast of the two girls, one so light and one so dark, yet both so connected and having such fun together. See just how much they are in step with one another, even when they run together. A true friend runs along beside you, and suits their pace to match yours. Never ahead and never behind, but always beside you. Here is a friend like no other.
"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. ...I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my father I have made known to you." John 15:13