There is nothing poetic I can say about a true friend that has not already been said many times before by many others. But what I can say is this:
A true friend will go to an oral surgeon's office, expecting a three day procedure and stay with you for three weeks to show her love. A true friend will hold your hand when the novacaine is so painful that even she can't bare to watch. A true friend will make you a grilled cheese sandwich at 3:00 in the morning just so you can take medicine to help you heal from pain. A true friend is someone who can smile at you when you have a mouthful of metal and casts and tell you the truth while laughing. "Yeah, you look like hell. But it's almost over and it is going to be beautiful!"
I can never thank Victoria for the support she has been in my life. She has taught me a deeper understanding of selflessness and true love. She has been there when the valium kicked in and I could barely remember that I was in Central America! And what a safety she has been for me!!! My Spanish has yet to improve very much.
Victoria has been an inspiration in so many ways that I was amazed and astounded at her ability to teach me things I thought I already knew. When a crisis of sort occured with my daughter, Jessica, she gathered with me in prayer and said the most inspiring prayer I have ever heard. She mentioned to the Lord that if this was His will, and that if this was a lesson for Jessica to learn, a new and more promising possibility would present itself. And with that new plan, would come a deeper and richer opportunity for her life. She asked that blessings be poured upon our family for safety, health, emotional soundness, and openness from each of us to learn from these happenings; Not only in our time, but in the Lord's time. Not once did she mention anything for herself, her own family, or for any other cause. She simply asked the Lord to honor his promise; by gathering together in prayer, as He tells us to do, asking with sincerity and faith, He would provide an answer to our lives.
I love Victoria. She is a blessings in more ways than I can ever express and I only pray that one day, somehow, I can repay her for the this past month of her givings to me and to my life. For those of you who assume that Victoria is LDS, I should share with you that she is not. Which to me extends an extra special knowledge of true love on earth. I know, without a doubt, she is a true Saint.