Feeling Loved

Some friends stayed with us this weekend while they were in town at a conference. C ditched the conference yesterday to cook for me. She did all the prep, cooking and clean up. Chicken pot pies, meatloaf, twice-baked potatoes, pasta sauce and chicken enchiladas are in our freezer, waiting to be heated up when we need them.

Interspersed with the simple meals I make on good days, these dishes amount to at least a month of wholesome homemade meals. Today’s blustery weather calls for a chicken pot pie. I have no doubt that I’ll be able to taste the love with which it was made.

C, S (C’s sweetie) and I then had a private yoga class at my friend Kelly’s studio, Maple Leaf Community Yoga. We concentrated on poses that would aid healing and self-nurturing. Throughout the class, I kept thinking about how much I love her and how glad I am that we’re friends. Although she’d never met C and S before, she was caring for them with the same compassion and love she showed for me.

Before dinner, S, a social scientist who studies patient-physician interactions, and I brain stormed topics we could study together. Not only will it expand my career path, working with him would let me return to the part of academia that I loved. And with minimal exposure to the politics that drove me out.

I have many wonderful friends, but these three are at the forefront of my mind today. I feel so blessed that my eyes are filling with tears as I write. Thank you C, S and K for your generosity of spirit. My life and health are better because of you.

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2 Responses to “Feeling Loved”

  1. Kelly Says:

    I love you, too, Kerrie! It was a pleasure to work with C & S. I’m glad to have met them.

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    🙂

    Kerrie

  2. Mary Says:

    Dear Kerrie,

    Your post reminded me how grateful I am to have two of the best friends in the world. They are a major part of my support system and I don’t know what I would do without them.

    Like your friends they cook for me, take me to run errands (I can’t drive), listen to me complain about these horrid migraines, lift me up when I am down, and make me laugh every day.

    I think that good friends are just as important in our lives as our family. As a matter of fact I consider my 2 friends family, they are my sisters of the heart.

    Thanks for the post Kerrie, hope you are having a good day.

    Mary

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    I’m so glad that you have wonderful friends in your life. I consider mine family too. I can’t imagine life without them.

    Kerrie


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