Mondi

by Lisa August. 16, 2007 5608 views

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Mondi has been my best friend for more than 13 years. Even though she's younger than me and never lets me forget it! :)

We have been thru so much together - heartaches, her divorce, the joy of her children, the happiness of her second marriage to Buck, the loss of loved ones, health issues for both of us, and so much laughter and fun times. I can't tell you how many hours we spent scrapping together or talking or just hanging out.

Besides my family, Mondi is the only person who knows all my darkest secrets and accepts me for who I am. She has an old, gentle soul. Though I'm older, it's always felt like she was the more mature one who watched out for me. I think because she'd been thru so much in her life before she even graduated from highschool. Yet she's always ready with a joke or a smile or an ear if you need it. Even with her gentleness (and the fact that she's short :P ), she is a force to be reckoned with. I've seen her get between two men who were about to come to blows and back them down. And at one of the worst times in my life, she was the one who made me see how much I was hurting myself and those around me.

Really, I should say that Mondi is more than my best friend, she's family. And I'm lucky she's made me a part of hers. :)

Mondi as Cocunut Jane. The hostess role fits her perfectly as her home is a gathering place for family and friends.

Mondi with Bella. I think she was born a mom.

Mondi and her brothers at her brothers wedding. She has a beautiful smile, don't you think?

Mondi with her daughter, Britni.

Mondi with some random pirate girl at a New Year's Eve party a couple of years ago. I don't know who that strange chick is. ;) I didn't take this photo, I think maybe Buck did.

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Jendayee 9 years, 8 months ago

lovely tribute !

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Bold 9 years, 9 months ago

was that...

*gasp*

actually a picture of you???

do you need to delete it now?

given your witness protection program and everything????????

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Emmeline Tan 9 years, 9 months ago

I can understand.... Just like my best friend, Su Sann....

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jannie 9 years, 9 months ago

I love Mondi's spirit. What a beautiful tribute! Patty beat me to it, she is my Mondi too!!!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Lisa 9 years, 9 months ago

Thank you very much for all your comments. :) It was my pleasure to introduce her to you.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
K C Ng 9 years, 9 months ago

:)

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Magpy 9 years, 9 months ago

what a lovely tribute

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Storytaylor 9 years, 9 months ago

wonderful words and photos to a very special friend. there is so much joy in her eyes, and the smile gives a lot of positive energy. I understand you Vollenda, friends will be friends forever.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Ali Reza 9 years, 9 months ago

It`s good to have a good friend in the hand...........
#5 is a really Caraiban one........
;)

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Cabecilha 9 years, 9 months ago

# 5 is so much fun!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 9 years, 9 months ago

Very nice portraits

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Sherij 9 years, 9 months ago

1st of all I wouldn't say you are lucky.. I would say you are blessed to have such a wonderful friend/family member as Mondi!! Such a touching story and so neat to hear of friends sticking together thru anything and everything!! You both are blessed to have each other..
I am sure Spike approves of her??
Nice new profile snap of the Spike-ster!! Was he begging??? ;)

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Lisa 9 years, 9 months ago

Thanks all.

You know how there's always someone at a party who tries to get in all the pictures, that would be the random chick. ;)

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Abbeyh13 9 years, 9 months ago

bella is so cute! you friend has a great smile!!!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jack 9 years, 9 months ago

that guy in the middle popped his eye out scoping mondi and the random pirate girl.

and you are absolutely right. mondi has a beautiful smile. from your post, i gather it matches her spirit.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Kris 9 years, 9 months ago

what a fantastic post! a lovely tribute to your friend and the soul of friendship and family. indeed a friend like that is TRULY family,.. lovely set and a beautiful woman she is!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
K 9 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful pictures!!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jon 9 years, 9 months ago

Ditto An excellent posting and tribute to a close friend!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Lynda 9 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful tribute for your friend. You are quite fortunate in having such a wonderful relationship. Thanks for sharing.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jet28 9 years, 9 months ago

That's what friends are for - beautiful tribute :-)

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Michel Beroard 9 years, 9 months ago

She looks lovely. Enjoy your luck. It's so rare !

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Lisa 9 years, 9 months ago

Thanks :) Nope. A coincidence. :)

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Carley 9 years, 9 months ago

Mondi looks lovely! Friends like this are so rare and such a treasure in life...... About the photos: Did you plan it so that her dress in the 3rd shot looks like it is part of the pillar in the 4th?

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
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