A Friend I Haven’t Forgotten

I have a friend I haven’t seen or heard from in close to fifteen years. I’ve wondered all this time if she was doing okay. I couldn’t find her in the telephone white pages, but thanks to the internet, I found out she is doing better than okay. I’m glad, as I was worried about her. She has been in a wheelchair since she was in her 20’s. The result of an insect bite that left her in a coma. She was in the hospital for a year and nearly died. When I met her, through a mutual friend, she lived alone in a small apartment. Except for physical and occupational therapy, she really didn’t do much. She was funny, personable and fiercely independent…and lonely, even though she was sort of dating the guy upstairs. I tried to get her to go out with me, but she wasn’t interested. Said I was too old..lol.

Anyway, I looked her up on the internet the other day. Just googled her name. I was surprised to find a ton of photos on social media. When I last spoke with her, she didn’t even own a computer. Had no idea how to use one. She went back to school and is an advocate for those with disabilities. I am so proud of her. I was afraid that she was still alone in her tiny apartment. She has accomplished more than I ever thought she would. I haven’t been able to find her email address. I would love to say hello.

11 thoughts on “A Friend I Haven’t Forgotten

  1. I child I sponsored in Bolivia found in me this month. I’d been wondering how she was doing. She’s doing great πŸ™‚ We’ve been catching up on so much. She calls me her Godmother πŸ™‚

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    1. Just read what you wrote about how a child that you sponsored in Bolivia got in contact with you. How awesome is that. Thanks for sharing that as you have made my day and brought a smile to my heart and thanks for sponsoring children.

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      1. Hi Karen,
        Thanks for your lovely comment. It made my day too πŸ™‚
        I wish you all the best de-cluttering. I have moved quite a few times and haven’t been able to accumulate lots of stuff. Moving is a drastic way of solving the problem!
        God bless,
        Jo

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  2. Yes, You’re right and I sometimes forget to pray first. I have prayed many times for my friend and to find that she is doing well is an answer from God. Sometimes we are only meant to be in someone’s life for a season. If we reconnect that will be great. If not, perhaps its not meant to be .

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