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Keeping contact with friends old and new.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Who are our friends? The Bible says a lot about friends, ones who are near to us, those who now are at a distance from us, ones we worship with, etc. etc.
what would we do without them?
Yesterday, after the last of my necessity outings, I ended up at the assistant living facility I was in for over two years.
I had been greeter while there and loved every minute of it. Seeing those who were still there was GREAT. Little Gertrude who is 101 now, was still sitting in her regular place watching everyone and mostly smiling. She was one who kept many of us awake at night yelling "HELP! Then if that didn't work, she would holler "hot coffee", then "hot chocolate" I felt so sorry for those who were close neighbors. She informed my daughter in law one day that she didn't like me. I found out that she did not like to have others offer to help her, like, get her the hot coffee, etc etc. I learned to just say hi, one could not comment on her attire, she did not like that either. She did like my dog Archie and admired his wagging tail. We all still loved her realizing her mind was probably not right.
Then I got to see a nurse who had her baby about 2 weeks after i moved. A darling little boy. She is from Ethiopia and relatives from there, come to baby sit!!!
A retired attorney and his wife were my table mates, she developed throat cancer. A talented singer in the past. She is taking treatment and we pray she will recover, her husband has Parkinson's disease. They lost their son because a liver transplant came too late, his heart was too weak, they wept with me about losing our daughter to the liver transplant rejected by her body.
One of the receptionists is expecting, a young woman who could be depended on if you asked her to do something for you. There were others who were nice but not so dependable. I was so happy she was on duty so I got to see her.
Then after visiting several I went to play BINGO. Friday was the day we played, my daughter went with me, I didn't win a thing but saw others that I had missed earlier, and just enjoyed playing.
Why am I going through all this, that means nothing to you, but a whole lot to me??
Well, I think we all need to rely on friends more, it is good for you and they appreciate that you think of them when there is a problem or a happy announcement.
Seeing a face light up when you come into sight is a moral booster. Calling someone on the on the phone just to day Hi, may make the day of someone who is feeling blue, and you can tell by their voice they needed you.
So my dear Spark friends, let your friends know that they are important to you, as you are important to me!! I am blessed with friends here I have never met personally, but are dear to me.

"A friend is someone who can see the truth and pain in you even when you are fooling everyone else." emoticon
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    Thank you for sharing!
    1673 days ago
    Thank you SO much for sharing. How we treat one another is so important and to be a friend.
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    1673 days ago
  • OTEN36
    Betty what a wonderful visit you must have had. I really enjoyed reading your story.
    You are exactly right by saying we need to contact more friends.
    Here in Minnesota we got our snow. I am not reallly ready for snow yet. After all winter never wanted to go away this year. It was still here in May.
    But we have to get used to it as the weather always wins.
    Good news for daughter who got married in May is pregnant with twin. She is due in late Feb. We are pretty excited. She has an ultra sound in two days and we will know if they are boys or girls.
    I can't wait.
    Well I better get going. This is my last shift and then 3 days off.
    I wish you a wonderful week.
    1679 days ago
    Wonderful blog. I'm calling a friend!
    1686 days ago

    Thank you for sharing. I am glad you got to visit your friends and spend some time with them. Have a wonderful weekend. emoticon
    1687 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    That sounds like a wonderful day! Seeing friends you haven't seen in a while is a fantastic thing and it's always great to be remembered.
    1687 days ago
    You are right - friends are very important in life!
    I'm glad you got to go see your friends and catch up on everything!
    And yes I agree also that we have made some wonderful friends here on SP!
    Have a great weekend my emoticon
    1688 days ago
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