This has been a rough week (which is why I haven’t posted a blog until now). I have been experiencing intense, constant pain on the left side of my body. I think the pain is due mostly to sitting all day writing and networking with other bloggers. So I had to take a little break from it, and I’ll have to figure out a better way to do this.
Our dear friend Chuck just had surgery on his Achilles tendon. He almost severed it while playing basketball. While he is recovering, he is staying at our home so I can care for him. So the Duckworth Inn is full! Chuck will be here for a while, and that’s just fine with us. He always brings light and laughter to our lives.
Another bright moment was that I was able to get out one day this week and had a wonderful visit with a friend I’ve known for almost 25 years. Just being in her presence fills my soul with love, and I wish I’d spent more time with her over the last 15 years. This wonderful person has been with me through some really bad times, and she was a huge support to me when Lance was born and while I was in the hospital after being stabbed. God placed this special friend in my life at my worst moment, and she accepted me, stood by me, and has been a true friend. I am blessed to still have her in my life. I love her dearly, and she is one person I’ve always wanted to make feel proud of me. If I could have chosen my birth mother, I would have chosen her. But I’m so grateful she came into my life and is still in my life. She is a true friend, and in many way, the mother figure I never had.
So I guess you could say that the dark clouds hanging over me this week were brightened by the silver lining of friendship.