Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Amazed at the power of Friendship. . .

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You find out who your friends are
Somebody's gonna drop everything
Run out and crank up their car
Hit the gas, get there fast
Never stop to think 'what's in it for me?' or 'it's way too far'
They just show on up with their big old heart
You find out who your friends are
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To make a bad pun, my eye problem really opened my eyes to the power of friendship. I'm usually self reliant. I don't ask for favors. If someone is watching my children while I'm doing an errand, I try to race back to get them as soon as possible. It's not that I don't trust others, I just don't want to put anyone out. My kids are my own and I should take care of them. Same as anything else in life. I don't like having others do for me. Well this past week I had to have people "do" for me. I had to be in Atlanta for treatments and it wasn't safe for me to drive with one eye.
Last week was a testament to friendship. I had so many people offer to help me. I had people who gave up their whole day just to hang out with me for an hour at the hospital. I had people offer to pick items up for me. Someone watched my children, hours longer than she had to, just so I didn't have to pay for ASP. Everyone, of course, said it was no big deal, no problem disrupting their day with my troubles but to me it was a big deal. It was huge proof in the power of friendship. And kindness. And just plain ol' good hearted people. I am humbled by the out pouring of love and friendship shown to me this past week and I can only hope that someday soon I will be able to repay this kindness.

Until then all I can say is: THANK YOU

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