After having a life altering event happen, my friends and my daughter came to the rescue. My gratitude for these people makes my heart swell. My friends invest in me with their heartfelt hugs, kind words, and memories of good times.
My dear Alabama Crimson Tide friend: She comforts me at work, and she takes me to lunch. She tells me to remember that you are a strong, independent, beautiful, intelligent woman. One person’s dumbass actions has no bearing on who you are as a person.
Remember those words:
One person’s dumbass actions has no bearing on who you are as a person.
Then on Saturday night, she hires a town car to pick me up with her in the back waiting on me with a tall glass with a big A and Crimson Tide on the side. It was filled to the brim with Grey Goose and cran-apple juice – my favorite drink! She made sure my drink was never empty for the entire night, and this Ole Miss girl sucked it down. We then go to her house and her husband cooks the best grilled chicken that I have ever eaten in my life. He will not tell me the rub he concocted, but I will keep asking him and hopefully share it with you later. The hugs and conversation helped me relax and enjoy the night. Note to my life roommates: Give someone your phone to keep until the next morning. Even though I did receive a wonderful picture with the cutest jewelry in the center.
My oldest friend shared with me her present that she had received the previous week.
I had this little bird in my possession to point at evil. I even rubbed it like a Genie Lamp a few times, and it would calm me down.
I was filled with her love every time I looked at the little bird.
My daughter hugged me and had my back. Both of my daughters are strong supporters of whatever I do. The great part is that it does not matter what I do.
Their unconditionally love is always a constant in my life.
He is a handsome, strong, protective warrior, and he is kind. (He loves to throw Frisbees at the beach.)
Without all of these strong and loving people, it would have been a tough weekend. I would have survived this situation, but it was so much easier with the love and support of my friends. Be there for your friends and love them through whatever they may be facing.
What does your friend do for you when he/she knows you are hurting?