So many times over the past half-dozen years or so, I have been blessed to have Louise cross my path, initially as a colleague and co-worker, and ultimately as a friend. There are few women in this world who seem to match up to my idea of what a "friend" is ~ yet Louise is, indeed, one of those few.
A mild-mannered Southern girl, Louise is articulate and very well-spoken. She is a lover of all that life has to offer, and her family are the blessed recipients of her never-ending compassion. Louise is truly one of those women who is easy to like, easy to be around, and easy to confide in. She is also quite self-possessed ~ her southern flair would never allow her to impose her opinions on others, yet she does what she believes in and believes in what she does.
Not too long ago Louise left her Alaskan home to return to her roots in the South, close to long-time friends and extended family. She is missed greatly, and yet I will always know that with Louise is a friend and confidant, a woman of kindness and virtue. One who ~ upon becoming your friend ~ will always be there regardless of the geographical distance which may separate.
Louise, I adore you, I admire you. I commend your womanhood and esteem your earnest sincerity. You are this week's Monday Hero, and I am grateful to call you my friend!