Thursday, November 15, 2007

Coffee break

I met a friend for coffee in Starbucks today. An old friend, whose children used to be in school with mine. A friend who I haven't seen for two or three years. We met there at 10.45 and finally left at 2.30 because we had so much to talk about.

Now if I think that we have a difficult few years, then this friend has had far worse. In fact, if I was to write the story of what she has experienced in a novel, it would probably be considered too far-fetched to be true. Sadly, it has been her reality.

But she is bouncing back. She is a strong, beautiful and intelligent woman who has been put through hell but is reinventing herself.

I admire her so much.

Three notable things:

1. Hubby has been off work sick for two days, but is going back tomorrow.

2. Son 2 got very upset about Indian dancing at school yesterday.

3. I've posted new pieces on the Your Messages blog. Check out each day!

7 comments:

Anne Brooke said...

Sorry to hear about your friend, Cathy - hope things continue to improve for her.

A
xxx

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Such a shame to hear sad news from a friend (or anyone for that matter). It is quite true to say, there is always someone worse off than yourself, somewhere in the world. However, our problems are our own and even though they may not be as bad as some, they can be the worst problems in the world to us.

Hope your husband is feeling better today. Best wishes,
Crystal xx

Jan said...

Your friend's had a rotten time but I bet seeing you ( and talking for so long) helped her hugely...

Lane said...

How lovely to spend almost 4 hours with a friend and it whips by so quickly.
Your friend sounds great. Real life defies belief sometimes doesn't it.

Lane said...

How lovely to spend almost 4 hours with a friend and it whips by so quickly.
Your friend sounds great. Real life defies belief sometimes doesn't it.

JJ said...

How lovely when you meet an old friend and it's as though you've never been apart. Taking where you left off is lovely.

JJx

Cathy said...

Thanks everyone!