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Friends for a lifetime

When Pat's fiancé backed out, my heart went out to her, and part of it stayed with her permanently. As our friendship grew, it was a mutual trade.

We were Peter and Paul in our debates and support of each other. We had different approaches, but we always agreed on Christ as our Lord and Savior.

When there was no other person we could go to, we still had us. We'd pray to God and cry or laugh over our circumstances, which began to look like a sequel to Job. Through personal turmoil of broken hearts, family tragedy, health problems, job losses and financial straits, we held onto each other and supported each other's faith.

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