Saturday, February 02, 2008


The other day my friend, Housewife, wrote something that really touched me. It actually brought tears to my eyes. I had no idea she thought of me that way. I had no idea I was of any help to anyone, and never had that image of myself. It always seemed that I was the one in need of help. Housewife says I didn’t judge her. Why should I? I had been judged all my life. People have judged me on my looks, my decisions, my health problems, so I know how horrible it can be. I have always taken people as they are. My husband was the first person who accepted me as I am, the whole package. He never tried to change me. Housewife is the second person in my whole life who never judged me and accepted me as I am.

A true friend does that. A true friend sees behind the “mask” we have to wear to face the world. A true friend takes us as we are, quirks, flaws, and all. A true friend does not have to be in contact every day, but always knows love and care are at the other end.

Housewife is the one who has been a help to me. Her emails have always sent her light and love my way. Whenever I opened my email and saw her name, it would bring a smile to my face. Housewife is also the second person in my life who has made me believe in myself. For most of my life I had been led to believe I wasn’t very good at anything. Then I met my husband and he always told me that I could do anything I set my heart on to do. Housewife has shown me that, also. She is the reason I decided to start my blog.

There are many days I have to fight falling into a depression, especially after my husband died. It isn’t always easy trying to stay in a positive frame of mind, being alone. But knowing I have a real friend out there in the world has helped me a great deal.

1 comment:

The Joyful Artist said...

Hang in there Diane grieving is hard work and it's ok to be down and depressed. That's all part of the process, Housewife taught me that after the death of my son. Don't beat yourself up for not being able to be positive every day, all day.
Friends understand if they don't then they aren't worth stressing over.
Big Hugs