I had the sweetest opportunity to be reunited with an old and very dear friend this past week. It's just what the doctor ordered. I have been stressed to the hilt lately, and to be honest, I know it's my own darned fault.
A mutual friend flew this friend into town so that she could be the doula at the mutual friend's upcoming birth. Well, the baby didn't come, so I got to spend some time with her nearly every day she was here.
I had forgotten how wonderful it was to have her around. I had forgotten what it was like to have someone to confide in. I forgot how reassuring a good friend can be.
I can see clearly that this was all very tender mercy. I didn't know I was so lonely.
I so needed her visit and her hugs. Thank you Rachel! I love you!