Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Thankful for True Friends

"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."

I had dinner with a really great friend last night. We were actually best friends back in Kindergarten to grade 3 and then I moved away and we lost touch. Well, through the phenomenon of facebook, we re-connected and came to realize that we live in the same city, yet again (25+ years later). Small world, or what?

She had twins last May. A boy and a girl. She was blessed to have her little girl with her for 2 weeks before she passed. Her little boy is now 11 months and is strong and healthy. We probably would not have gotten together (as much as we said we would on facebook) if it wasn't for the loss of our babies. When my husband, Evan, Kyle and I lost Nicholas in November I reached out to her in a desperate attempt to "connect" with someone who understood my pain. She has been amazing. A true friend and a true support person.

We have been attending support groups together for the last couple of months and having each other there for 'moral' support has proved to be very helpful. I am grateful for her.

She is approaching some hard weeks as the birthday of her twins apporoaches as well as the anniversary of her daughter's passing, etc, etc. I am pulling for her, sending her strength and love of all kinds.

I am so deeply sorry that we have been brought back together under these circumstances, but I am thankful all the same. Love you J.


Julie said...

I am glad you have a friend who knows.

Birthdays and Anniversaries are good times to have a friend that knows, I am glad that she has you too.

Courtney said...

That is so amazing. While I do not have any childhood friends who have been through this, I have met some amazing women in my area that have connected with me and it has been so wonderful.

Glad you have this as well. *hugs*

ezra'smommy said...

These connections are amazing. I'm so glad you have this friend.

Never forgetting Gregory said...

I feel so connected to friends (most internet buddies) who have suffered through this same pain. I'm glad you have this friend and are finding support in her. I'm glad she has you also, especially since these next few weeks will be tough for her.

Mary said...

I am glad you've made that connection. It truly eases the pain when someone is just there for you. And you don't have to hide what you are feeling because they know you.

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