True friends are hard to find. I’ve discovered this year that I have more than my share, however. Friends to play with, friends to walk with, friends to work with. Friends who will watch your kids at the drop of a hat. Friends whose kids you want to watch, just cause they’re fun. Friends who bring you goodies “just because” or surprise you on chemo day with a pink bag of sunshine. Friends to blog with and friends to plot with. Friends who will call you in the hospital, and come by and not blink — even if you forgot to wear your hat, and you are having a “no hair” day.
Yesterday, a friend went above and beyond for me. A thousand thanks to my good friend R who took me to the emergency room and stayed for my tests and diagnosis, cracking jokes and telling stories, listening to mine, and just being there for me when I needed her. It was hard to pick up the phone and ask her for help … but it would have been a thousand times harder to be alone again in the emergency room.