There are some things that I just didn’t fully understand before I experienced them myself.
Like how much it would mean to have people bring me meals after Aviella was born. Gifts are definitely appreciated, but food was way bigger of a deal. One of those necessary things and it was nice to have husband fed well and not have to be worrying about cooking when Avi was just tiny.
Now I want to take baby meals to people, because I know how awesome and helpful it was.
Like how much it means to have people come see you when you’re spending day after day in a hospital waiting room. (My mother-in-law is recovering from heart surgery) The days get really long and boring, and it’s nice to have people to hang out with + talk to. Several people brought us snacks, and a whole supper came rolling in last night. So good to taste home-cooked food! The cafeteria food is good, but it’s just not quite the same.
Now I want to do things for people sitting in waiting rooms, because I know how much it means to have support + care.
Like how much it means to have someone iniate friendship when you are the new one in the community. It’s hard to start over, and I didn’t fully realize the extent of that until I moved to another state. I’ve made some wonderful friends here — it just takes awhile when you’re adjusting to a new area.
Now I want to make sure I reach out to new-to-the-area ladies , because I know how it feels to be that new person and how much it means when someone iniates friendship.
Where have I been? We’ve just had a week marathon of graduation, two weddings in one day, overnight company, family gathering, more overnight company, chorus practice, strawberries, surgery, days + days in ICU waiting room, crockpot meals for waiting room, more strawberries, and are now coming up on more waiting room trips + two more rounds of company.
In other words, we’re going through alot of coffee these days. 🙂