Thursday, January 05, 2006

To my friends

I have friends. I really do. They are coming out and allowing me freedom to grieve and to grow during this time. They are listening to me and offering nothing more than a shoulder and their open hearts. They are not shushing my pain but allowing me to feel it and grow from it. They assure me that all will be right and that I am normal. Wow, I am normal. What a concept!
I am so grateful to Hashem who has shown Himself a true Father to me. He has blessed me with such a wonderful family. He has given my the most amazing children and has afforded them this incredible opportunity. He has given me my dear friends. You know who you are but I did not know you. I did not even realize you were there. Thank you for revealing yourselves to me. Thank you more for loving me just as I am.

1 comment:

BJ said...

I know you are going through a tough time right now (and having it happen at the time of year with so little sun doesn't help!) but you are now going through what the last 18 years have prepared you and your daughter for -- the whole point of everything you've done and the sacrifices you've made. I know you've been raising adults (not children, as another friend of mine says frequently), and as hard as it is to let your right hand go so far away so soon, you have done a marvelous job raising two wonderful adults (with another one almost there!).

So hold your head high as a reward for a job well done, and remember that your friends love you...... and are willing to take off for NYC anytime you want to go.........Distractions are my specialty ;-)