Friday, July 19, 2013

A Gift

Tonight after dinner, Rick and I were sitting around, chilling out.......we had been to my sister-in-law's brother's funeral today, knowing that tomorrow we would be at our nephew's service and then play a gig tomorrow all just seemed too much to comprehend.  The phone rang, which it seems it has rang constantly the past few days, but this was one of my most loved friends......when I said hello, she told me to open my front door and walk out on the porch.......I did.
There in my driveway  sat her little white sports car and she and one of our other really close friends
jumped out and hugged me.  Can I say how much this surprise visit made my day? It made my week.
They came in, full of giggles and love.......they didn't stay long, not nearly long enough......but they let me know how much they loved me.
The house was a wreck and it didn't matter, what did matter.......they came to see me, to let me know that they loved me and my family, that they were there for us.
Truly, I don't think they will ever know the joy their short visit brought to Rick and I tonight.
What I can tell you all tonight is this.......if you ever feel you should pick up the phone to call a friend or loved one, do it.......if you feel the need to visit a friend, just as Brenda and Becky did it......write a note, send an e-mail or a card .  After their visit tonight.......I am ready for tomorrow.......I know I am loved....what a wonderful gift.


  1. That was so nice of your friends to pay you a visit. It doesn't take much to lift up someone. A simple gesture of acknowledgement, a few appropriate words, a hug, sometime just your presence can be all that is needed to uplift someone who is heavy with grief.

    Sending you love and hugs,

  2. You have wonderful friends! A good reminder to us all to heed those "still small voices" to lend a hand or just a hug. I always think it's the things we don't do that we regret more than the things we actually do.

  3. Friendship is a precious gift, Jilda. You are so right.
    By the way, it happens to be friendship day today...