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Cindy Maddera

My friend Misti has been trying to get us out to help her cheer on the marathon runners in our Memorial Marathon for some time now. She and her friend Martha do it every year. And since this is our year for doing, we were there standing on that corner at 7 AM Sunday morning.

Misti leads a pretty hectic life, but last week was a little on the extreme for even Misti. Our friend was hospitalized for a blood clot and Misti was there taking care of MGirl and re-enacting scenes from Terms of Endearment. In between times, she worked a full day every day and put up with a crappy groom at a wedding she was bar tending, a second job she picked up due to the slow economy. She works hard. But Sunday morning, there she was cheering her heart out to all those runners.

Misti, you are my Love Thursday entry because I love you. I love all of your enthusiasm and joy for life. I love that I know I can count on you as a friend and as a sister. I remember when I was a freshman in college, you and your friend walked into the dorm lobby. I thought you were so cool. If someone had told me then that you would end up being one of my closest friends, I would have said "no way, there's no way she would ever even know my name". I am blessed that you are a part of my life.

Happy Love Thursday!