Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! ~Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
I learned a wonderful lesson this week. After my traumatic and depressing physical therapy evaluation on Tuesday I just wanted to crawl into a hole and pull it in after me. But my friends Kim and Wendy, old friends who were actually matron and maid of honor in my wedding nearly twenty-six years ago, came into town and whisked me away for a couple of days downtown for a “girls’ trip”. Not only did they understand my inability to travel any distance without severe pain, they took into consideration my limitations and every activity was planned around breaks, pain pills, and ice packs. Wendy drove so that I could take larger doses of medication if I needed them, and Kim carried things for me so I didn’t have to do any lifting. I had no idea how much I needed to see that I actually could do fun things just like “regular people” if I just arranged it carefully enough and had the support of my friends. We stayed at a fabulous hotel, ate at delicious restaurants, did a little shopping, and went on a Belle of Louisville cruise, something I’ve wanted to do for decades. And, of course, we talked. We chatted about old times a little, but mostly about our current lives and how we are all dealing with being in our mid-forties with teenage children, a stage of life that is amazingly rewarding and stressful at the same time. So thank you, Kim and Wendy, for picking me up. I had fallen, and it warms my soul to know you were there to help me – I love you both dearly!
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