Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Tuesday's Tribute..It's Time To Give Back
Old Friendships....The Small Things That Make It Special...
Imagine my surprise when Emily calls me while I am at the hospital and ask me if I ate popcorn when I was pg with a friend at the hospital. I said HUH? She said well Mom someone dropped off a bag with popcorn and salad...I said oh my goodness was it white cheddar popcorn and such and such salad...she said yes how did you know...I said..I just knew that minute...I felt such a feeling of .....I do not even know how to describe it....just comfort. Not that someone brought me popcorn and salad and fruit. But that they knew WHAT to bring...Let me explain.
Over 18 years ago I walked outside my hospital room and saw a young girl in labor. We talked a little ...and I walked to the nursery and wished her good luck. A few hours later I found out I was getting a room mate and guess what....yep it was that girl..Jill....what a blessing. We bonded from that minute on. She had her little girl...I had my little boy...and we had a friendship that was special. If you were to ask her she would tell you that she watched Philip pee pee on me the first time. She would tell you I was so drugged up from my csection that she had to help me with the snaps for Philip's outfit. She would tell you that Philip was born 3 weeks early and I did not have a bassinet and she had Matt go get the extra one they had and drop it off at my inlaws.
What she may not tell you is...she made my first year of motherhood special. I can remember spending the night at her house and Philip just crying all night...at the time we did not know he was sick..and she helped me for hrs trying to find a way to make him sleep. I can remember her coming to the hospital to be with me when Philip had his brain operations. I can remember her bring her sweet daughter and having her lay with Philip in the crib and spend hours with me at the hospital. I remember her and Matt coming for Philip to be baptised the night before his operation when we did not know if he would live through his first brain operation. I am not going to mention when she watched him for me to meet with the specialist and there was some nursing involved because he would not take a bottle...Gosh what a friend...
She went in with Jim and took pictures when Reed was born. She babysat my kids while Philip was so very sick. The list goes on and on..
Jill would bring me bags of cheddar popcorn and salad and candy bars to the out of town hospital. So when Emily said that there was a bag of popcorn...I KNEW...
What is so special is Matt was in the Military so Jill moved to Hawaii and was away for a long time. And now has moved back. But notice that even with all that time passed....it seemed that time stood still....she brought me back to those days of...just reminding me that she cared and was there and wanted to do something to know she was here for me. And want to hear the most awesome part. She did not even know that Jim was in the hospital. She just had this feeling.
It is the little things....that mean the most.
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