Day 279: Second Chances

10 Jan

Today I saw a friend who we have not seen in years.  When she was younger she made some mistakes and was sent to prison.  She has now served her time and is home again.  We are so happy for her and wanted to extend a warm welcome  to her and so we stopped by to see her with flowers and a Chocolate Cream Pie (suggested by her Dad).

This evening she spoke of her time away and told me that she really used her time wisely.   With the help of several sponsors, she has been through a twelve step program and now has become a sponsor for others that are going through the program.   She is more grounded than ever before, has realigned her priorities and is thrilled to be back with her family.

We are very grateful that she is home again and offer our love and support as she adjusts to her new life.

If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you.  What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.     Mary Pickford


4 Responses to “Day 279: Second Chances”

  1. Richard January 10, 2012 at 10:41 PM #

    This pie is SOOOO good! Karen, you are such a kind and giving person. Our family really appreciates all the love and support you have shown over the years. Was great visiting with you tonight.

  2. Ginnie Deason January 11, 2012 at 7:33 AM #

    Thank you for welcoming our friend home. She is such a good and fine person that I am sure she will go forward….

    Did you see Isabella? I am trying to think of something to help her through this difficult time.


  3. Mary January 11, 2012 at 6:01 PM #

    beautifully said Karen. Who among us has not made a mistake…..It sounds like your friend has paid her dues and I am glad she is among friends and has such wonderful support.

    • pieadaygiveaway January 11, 2012 at 7:28 PM #

      Mary you are so right… “Let him who is without sin among you cast the first stone.”
      Thank you.

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