Sunday, January 13, 2013
Friend to Friend
Other than going out for an invigorating run through the canyon this morning, I spent most of the day working on my book, a rewarding, yet emotionally challenging project. Again today, I thought about how grateful I am that my best friend is dedicating hours upon hours of her free time to edit this book. Even though there is still much to do before it gets published, thanks to her, I can see light at the end of the tunnel. Then late this afternoon, I received a surprise message from a young woman I have never met. This friend of Kelly's, now living in the Okanagan, had communicated with me only once before, via Facebook last year. She was now contacting me to share her delight in recently finding out that one of her new co-workers happened to be a good friend of Mike's. These two discovered their astonishing connection after the young man explained where he lived - across the street from our family's cabin. My heart soared as I read about this crazy, wonderful association, and I can well imagine the comfort and stories they will share. Support can come from those we have known for years, as well as from those we hardly know, and all of it is greatly appreciated.