Daily Archives: November 4, 2010

That’s what friends are for

On Halloween, after we finished up with the parade (H-J was in the marching band, I was handing out candy), we didn’t head straight home. I had someone I wanted to see.

It was the 5th anniversary of her husband’s death. She spent the morning remembering a wonderful man with their children, and then in the evening she took the kids trick-or-treating.

Can you imagine how difficult that would be?

I’ve only known her for a few years, but I’ve walked through several trials with her and I’m amazed by her strength.

I hope that my presence was a comfort.   We had a drink to toast the memory of her beloved husband.
And then, because she is a nurturing friend and consummate hostess, she made delicious omelettes.

We share a friendship with much laughter and tears (and food and drink).

I hope you have someone in your life with whom you can share tears of sorrow and joy.