Thursday, August 4, 2011

Nothing. I just wanted to be sure of you.

OK. I'm usually all witty, geeky and goofy around here, but this time I'm actually going to be sincere and serious. Bare with me.

I have been friends with my now best friend since high school -- a startling 23 years (or something like that)! Sometimes we barely kept in touch, sometimes we talked daily. We don't always agree with each other, but we always keep talking. We joke that I couldn't get rid of her if I tried. And that's a good thing. She's the friend you need when the going gets tough. And she married a guy who bucks up, too (OK, maybe she gives him a little shove sometimes!).

A few years back, I gave her a call in the middle of the night, in tears, because my husband had not returned home when I thought he should have. She stayed with me until he did show up.

More recently, my dog had been very ill with cancer and eventually passed away. She not only cared for my ailing dog on several occasions, but one night -- the night my puppy could no longer tolerate the pain -- she came to my rescue again. She sent her husband to babysit my kids while I took my dog to the emergency vet to end her suffering. My friend stayed on the phone with me until I was calm.

And so, this post is for you Nicole. You already know you are the best. But now everybody else knows, too.


This post was prompted by Mama Kat's writing prompt about a time when someone saved the day.

Mama’s Losin’ It


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