Friday, November 21, 2008

Extraordinary


Last Friday, Emma and I were on a "Girls Only" trip to Seattle. We had a wonderful time with my old, old friends who treated us like princesses. Maybe later in this week I will re account our happenings there, as a distraction from our lives current events. 
Unbeknownst to me, last Friday, my friend, Bellaartgirl, wrote a post about the happenings in my family. My husband was "Riffed" last week, but I didn't have the heart to write about it then. Bella eloquently drew a picture with her words of how our family and their family were affected.
Little did either of us know or would make any sort of prediction that the next week I'd literally be on my knees helping her get from a walker into a hospital bed. 
Here's part of what she wrote-

"It is amazing from one day to the next how the winds can change, the horizon flatten, the world flip. That may sound dramatic and it is but that is how it feels around here as we learned that a dear friend of ours lost their job. Their family is as close a heartbeat as you can get. We have walked so many roads together and will walk so many more. My husband works at the same company as our friend and none of us feel "secure" in our jobs. This makes the national news vivid and real.

I know that when hard things happen that they are, and can be, opportunities to grow and move on. But I think that A) no one likes it when the choice is not theirs, and B) there is still a grieving process for the change, and C) we still need to be each other's angels in the everyday and in the extraordinary."

3 comments:

Indy4now said...

Hey, I recall being thoughtful when M posted that blog...now in light of how things have turned, how very appropriate that she mentions a greiving process with change and friends being angels to eachother through life's experiences. Hmmmm. That would be YOU! Love you! -J

deanna said...

Beautiful.

Heidi said...

I thought her words were beautiful at the time. Who knew that the tables would be turned again so suddenly. Blessings on both of you.

I'm so sad that we didn't get a chance to see each other again. It will happen at some point, I know it will. Until then, you are both in my constant thoughts and prayers.