Talking to a friend

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely.    ~Pam Brown

I really needed a friend tonight. I didn’t realize it until the phone call was ending. My spirits were completely lifted. Life didn’t seem so gloomy. My soul felt all patched up again.

Looking after children while your husband is away is very trying and tiring work. I don’t know how single parents do it, especially with 2 children or more.

The week was going pretty OK until this afternoon. Then a whole bunch of things unraveled at once. My daughter was in full crying mode because she didn’t get her way. My son was late for his sporting event and according to them, it was all my fault. Dinner was eaten in silence. And even though it was delicious, it didn’t taste so good.

Then I got a call from half way around the world. It was tomorrow morning for her. I imagined her drinking coffee and already fully into T.G.I.F. mode.

We chatted for long enough, that I started to relax. All the troubles of this week, that I had not been able to resolve myself to, we laughed away. Nothing is so bad, when a dear friend is by your side.

Kowloon, Hong Kong

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