Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Kindness of Friends

We've been sick lately in the nearlySuper household. Hubby and I have had coughs and sore chests, I've also had very blocked ears and nose and Mr 1 had a long cold followed by bronchitis and is now on a puffer for some asthma. Yuck! Needless to say, it's been a rough few weeks with none of us feeling up to much at all.

Before we were really unwell we put our house on the market and so we have had to endure the usual round of open homes and inspections. To top it all off, our families and closest friends all live too far away to stop by and help out. I miss that!

Something very nice has been happening though - 3 lovely girlfriends have all made us a meal. The first brought over meatballs last Friday. It was a complete surprise and a real blessing after a day of running around between the doctors and radiology. Mr 1's chest had to be x-rayed to rule out suspected pneumonia. My friend caught me at home between appointments, a miracle in itself!

We didn't make it to church on Sunday as none of us was feeling well and Mr 1 had a big sleep in - hooray! Come Monday, I was worse and Mr 1 was still on the mend so nearlySuperDad took the day off work to look after us and continue his recovery. Another of our friends noticed we weren't around and volunteered to make spaghetti bolognaise for Monday night, and a 3rd friend emailed to say she'd take care of the following night's dinner and a chicken pie and vegies turned up.

So that's 3 meals - how lovely. None of the meals was fancy - just nutritious home style cooking, but generously given from the heart at a time when it really helped us out. It is such a blessing and relief to get to the end of a long unwell day and not have to make dinner! The simple things in life really are the best.

Have your friends blessed you with a kind act? I'd love to hear about it...

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