Thursday, 30 October 2014

Unexpected Family

The above picture has nothing to do with this post, but I felt like a soothing picture.
Shadows at Godrevy.

About a month ago a friend started having a really difficult time - not of her own volition. Just one of those incredibly unfair situations that life sometimes throws at you.

She is brave, highly intelligent and with a great capacity to see the funny side of things - even in this horrendous situation. She’s a private person, but has confided in me, which I take as an honour. A responsibility. Her poor partner is obviously also struggling - it is such a horrendous situation - but it does mean that we have all become much closer.

Yet the ripples affect us all. And that’s scary.

Her partner is at least able to talk to Mr B, and we took them out on Echo the other day, had a lovely afternoon.

God knows what the end result of this mess will be. I’d like to think a new chapter for all of us, and a better one.

But whatever happens, I have gained a sister/daughter and dear friends. We have become family. And for someone who doesn’t see her own family much, that is incredibly important.


Sally said...

Your friends are lucky to have you and Mr B as family :)

Flowerpot said...

Sally - thanks for that. It's reciprocal!

Chris Stovell said...

I hope the troubles are soon mended. Cx

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Chris - it will take a while but I do hope so x

Rena George said...

Good luck to your lovely friend, Sue. I hope things turn out well for her. x

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Rena, I do too! x

ADDY said...

Hope things improve for you all - it is nice to have someone you can rely on.

Flowerpot said...

Addy - it's essential!