Thursday, April 12, 2007

In Need of a Friend

"Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves." (Romans 12:10)

I was feeling sick today and had planned to just tell anyone who calls about Mom's' Coffee Break that it's off because I don't feel so well.

However, of all the people who called, this DearFriend was one I couldn't turn away.

Mom's' Coffee Break was just about being there for a friend today. There is so much going on in DearFriend's life right now and I just wanted to give her a place of retreat for even just a couple of hours. Her husband's best-friend and dad just passed away. Her son who was supposed to live with them for only a couple of months until he got things back in order has now been with them for 1 1/2 years and is unemployed. Her son's female friend who they took in is giving up her newborn for adoption to join the Coast Guard and is also currently unemployed. In addition, they have to deal with the daily work of raising a child with Downs Syndrome.

I am not the best encourager with words, but hopefully my listening ears and just the willingness to have her over revealed to DearFriend the love and care I have for her.

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