Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Jenny!

Today is Jenny Freyta's Birthday! I have known this woman 10 years. The very first time we met, the men we are married to were moving out of their apartment and talked their girl friends into helping them clean... we chatted as we cleaned...

Our friendship started off because of the men we dated and eventually married... but soon after we met, our friendship became our own. I love this woman...

I had the honor of witnessing her wedding. It was beautiful. She was beautiful. She loves me regardless of my spelling abilities and asked me to read at her wedding, which was HUGE honor for me and I will never forget that moment...

I have admired her style and love for shopping since I met her. Her love for jeans is something I adore about her. She has encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone, I have purchased clothing items because they remind me of her...

We have spent lots of time at The Olive Garden, chatting, sometimes crying and always laughing. She has seen me through some nasty times. She has challenged me, she has encouraged me, she has loved me when I did know right from wrong and she has always supported my marriage.

There is no better friend than this woman. And now, nearly 10 years later, I have had the opportunity to watch her become a mama, not once but twice. She smothers her kids in kisses, she plays with her daughter and cuddles with her new born son, she is confident in who she is...

This woman LOVES her husband and I am so encouraged by her devotion and passion for him. She is honest in her communication, she is affectionate, she is encouraging and she is supportive. She has made her home warm and comfortable for all those who live there and come to visit. I have watched this woman serve her husband in such a Jesus honoring way. I remember her husband saying that one of the things that attracted him to her was her heart to serve... this woman is one of the most generous servanthearted women I know.

This woman has confronted me on some icky issues in my life and loved me as I spoke honestly about what was going on. This woman has prayed over me. This woman has truly done life with me, the good and the ugly.

She is one of the strongest women I know, she has over come struggles with grace and she does what she needs to do with grace, even if that means returning to work on her birthday, no matter how hard it might be.

I wouldn't want to do life without her for one minute!

Happy Birthday Jenny! I love you! Have a great birthday and a blessed day back at work. I am covering your day in prayer and can't wait to hear all about it! I love you!


  1. She is genuinely sweet and so loveable!

  2. Sweet Mary!!!! My eyes were filling up reading this. You are truly one of my dearest friends, and I thank God that He brought us into each other's lives. That day cleaning is one of my fondest memories with you, we hit it off right off the bat! Love you OH SO MUCH. ~ Jenny