“Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to-letting a person be what he really is.” 

- Jim Morrison

There are times when people do the most unexpected things. This has happened twice in the last few days. I have worked hard to surround myself with good people. I hold those who are in my inner circle close to my heart, but even then, people surprise me sometimes. 

Years ago when the Littlest boy was born, I had to learn who I could really count on. People that I thought I knew, thought I could trust, let me down in a very deep and personal way. That was a time when I needed to be surrounded and yet, it was one of the loneliest times of my life. The last eighteen months was a close second to the feelings of loneliness felt during that time twelve years ago...but things are changing.

Yesterday, one of my dear friends, who I met when I was pregnant with the Littlest, called me to ask a beautiful question, "Would you like me to come sit with you when the Littlest is having back surgery?" I was both touched and stunned. She is willing to take the day off work to come and sit during this monumental day. It is going to be a day of fright and joy. I enthusiastically said, "Yes!!" It was and is heartfelt, touching, and completely said as one who loves and respects our entire family. I feel blessed.

Then this evening, one of my students texted me asking if she could bring me coffee in the morning...such a sweet gesture.

I am lucky to have my life, have my friends...

Today, I am grateful that I have the opportunity to experience all of these...I am blessed.


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