I looked at the clock. It was around seven thirty, and I was feeling frustrated that this next doctor appointment is not until Friday. I wanted to run away. So I left the house, got in the car, and headed for the craft store bawling my head off! I’m not talking dainty tears here. By the time I reached Michaels my nose was red and my eyes swollen. I had the presence of mind to adjust the rear view mirror and put lipstick on before leaving my car. Katy would have been so proud.
I walked into Michaels and straight into the arms of two girlfriends who had just read the blog. We hugged, we cried, they listened, we laughed, looked at some craft things, and left the store. I didn’t end up finding a thing at Michaels, but what I did find was a gift from God. The encouragement of my friends meant so much to me. I honestly felt like they were there just for me and told them so. With smiles and cheerful waves my friend said, “Now you call me if you need to do that again!” I told her I felt so much better that I might just do that. Friends are great. God sure knew what He was doing when He created us to enjoy friendships. What a gift. What a God.