Pin It Last Friday on the way from school after I dropped off my 6-year old for his classes, I met a friend. We were never very close. We go to the same Church and our kids go to school together but we never talked much, just a few phrases here and there. But on this day she felt that she needed to talk to me. She asked me how my week was, and you all know how "fun" (read: terrible) last week was for our family. So I told her a little bit about it. Then I went to do some grocery shopping. Hubby was home sick that day, and when I came back home he told me with excitement: " Vxxxx brought us dinner!" My friend (and yes, I consider her a true friend right now!) brought us a lasagna, a salad, a bottle of juice and one of the most delicious cake rolls I've ever had - Hershey's Chocolate Mousse Cake Roll:
It was so good! I've never had it before because it is kind of pricey for us, and I missed out on so much...But what really brought tears to my eyes is her selfless love and desire to help us when we needed somebody's support so much.
This weekend I found out that my other friend and her husband separated a couple of weeks ago. He left the family- his wife and two little children. We live in the same neighborhood, and yesterday on the way from school after picking up the Kid I suddenly felt an overwhelming feeling that I needed to stop by her place. Right now! Not in the evening, not some time later this week but at that exact moment.
So I listened and went to her house. When she opened the door, she didn't look good. She looked like she was crying a lot. When I asked if there was anything I could do, she just thanked me for stopping by. Then she mentioned that her youngest was sick. And that's when I had the idea...I asked if I could bring her dinner...And she agreed.
Later that day I brought her homemade mac and cheese (one of the few things her older one would eat), some steamed broccoli, a salad, a bottle of juice. And then I decided to buy her...yep, you guessed it, a Hershey's Chocolate Mousse Cake Roll. Because I liked it so much and because I wanted to pay it forward. I wanted her to enjoy something that will make her day at least a tiny bit better.
When I went to take food to her, she started crying. She told me that this was the worst day. She felt like nobody cared...And then I stopped by...
I'm so grateful that I listened to this impression in my heart. I feel so humbled right now! God's ways are truly not our ways. He often does His work through us. I'm glad that I could pay it forward and share the kindness I myself received too...And some Hershey's chocolate cake roll...