Day 226: A Friend and Mother

18 Nov

Recently I learned that a woman I met last fall had a daughter who was born prematurely a number of years ago. Because of this, her child has required considerable care for much of her young life. What amazed me (when I found this out), is that this woman is such a busy person volunteering in many areas of the community and yet she still tends to her family with incredible love and dedication.

Just the other day I was reminded of a warning that the airlines give to us each time we fly. They say, should there be a need for oxygen, masks will drop from the ceiling and to make sure to fasten your own mask first before helping those around you. As a parent, it seems so strange to do this because our first concern is for our children. However, if we are not properly taking care of ourselves, we are not able to take care of anyone else.

And while I am sure that my friend takes care of herself, today I wanted to acknowledge that she takes care of a great many things in addition to her family and I wanted to commend her for all that she does for others. Our world would be a different place if people only cared for their own needs. However, it is a better place because of people like my friend who willingly take care of those things that need doing. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to her… and to all those like her.

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2 Responses to “Day 226: A Friend and Mother”

  1. LeAnne Petrone November 20, 2011 at 7:01 PM #

    You are such a sweetheart. Thank you for your kind words and your incredible custard pie! I was told it was your first custard pie. It was perfect!

    Thanks again and I am honored to know you. I hope we can spend more time together somehow!

    Blessings

    • pieadaygiveaway November 20, 2011 at 8:31 PM #

      And I am honored to know you! Thanks so much for being the giving person that you are.
      Best,
      Karen

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