Gone Coastal

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Chicken Little

We have a few very special friends whom we can count on for just about anything. If things go really crazy, they're the ones that get the call. Or the desperate e-mail. Whether it's minor emergencies, major crises, or just tough situations and decisions that leave us feeling a bit over our heads, we can send up a prayer flare and know that they'll be going before the throne of God along with us, from wherever they are. Not surprisingly, these are folks that have been there on the ground with practical support, too, when that's what was needed.
Sometimes, as I'm reaching yet again for the flares, I can't help but feel a bit like Chicken Little, running around again, telling everyone the sky is about to come crashing down around me. Maybe it's the world we're in that tells us we should be ever more self-sufficient, take care of anything that comes up at home from within those same walls. I was definitely raised to be self-sufficient. Don't become too dependent on anyone, they might not be there when you need 'em.
So it's taken a lot of time to learn to reach out for that support. And our friends have been most patient with us. There've been a lot of flares fired their way in the last few years. Some of those things seem very small now, but perhaps that's because there were good friends alongside us. Certainly some of those things I couldn't see us having come through without them, at least not without some major scars. And if every now and then, perchance, I get a tad trigger-happy on the flare gun, they've been more than gracious and never let on.
Thanks.

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3 Comments:

  • You know that you are always welcome. And remember that praying for our friends and loved ones grows us as well, and so I count it a priviledge to be trusted with such requests. Hugs, and many prayers.

    By Anonymous The Goddess, at 10:05 AM  

  • Bok, bok, B'gAWWk!! You made me cry (just a little - nobody saw ;) at work.

    By Blogger Coastal, at 11:35 AM  

  • We haven't needed patience at all! We all have a choice how to invest our lives and I believe that investing in family and friends is the best. I don't believe we are ever meant to be alone in this life. It is a joy to share. When I sign off with love and hugs, I really do want to be there to hug you.

    Love and hugs,

    Jem.

    By Anonymous Jem, at 5:00 PM  

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