Day 107: Lisa

22 Jul

Good friends are like stars; you don’t always see them but you know they’re always there!

This has been a busy week for me.  Months ago I agreed to cater a wedding for a friend’s daughter and the wedding is tomorrow.  The biggest problem is that I am walking around with a broken/mending rib and am not myself.  It’s sort of strange; at times I feel so disoriented.  I know what I need to do but it’s hard right now for me to function.  My body can’t do what it used to do with ease.   The good news?  I have wonderful friends who have willingly come to my aid: Debbie talked party logistics with me, Leslie shopped for me, Barbie helped me bake cupcakes and SueZ lent me equipment.  I am so lucky to be surrounded by these wonderful, amazing friends.

A few days ago,  I called my friend Lisa to ask if I could borrow a few catering items.  She asked how I was and I shared the news about my recent accident. Without a moment’s hesitation she asked how she could help.  She said, “Just tell me what you need me to do and I will be there.”  I tried to tell her that she did not need to do anything and she said, “You have helped me when I needed help – this time, I will help you.”

And so today, as I was baking a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, I thought of Lisa.  She has helped me in more ways than I can count and I want her to know that I really appreciate her.   Thank you Lisa – I am forever grateful to you for your support and trust.  It means more than you know.

The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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