He Was There For Her When No One Else Was
--by rnteach, posted Sep 23, 2016
I sat, I waited, I pondered, and, although all of my "friends" said they were coming, no one showed up! The celebration was supposed to start at 12 noon. Here it was, 4:00pm, and still, no one was here. The expensive cake was melting, the food on the BBQ was burnt beyond recognition. I tried, really hard, not to cry.
I decided to sit out back, reflect on the wonderful things that I did have, and read "Chicken Soup." All of a sudden, I heard a screech and a roar of an engine, just outside my front door. Mr. Kenny, apparently, did everything he could to show up. I cried, wept in his arms; I'm not worth anything! He brushed my tears, held me tight, and said the magical words: "I will ALWAYS be your friend! We were destined to meet each other!"
He had so many challenges and difficulties in the past couple weeks, as did I. However, sitting outside under a blanket of clear blue skies, laughing, talking, I felt that I was truly blessed! I think that my dad and brother sent him to me in my darkest hour, that when I wanted to give up on this mean world!
Yes, life can be beautiful, yes, there are some that love for over 50 years, but there are some of us that do not have those luxuries and look to those around them.
I don't know if Kenny realized that he saved my life last night. Just a kind act: taking time out of his very busy schedule, making me smile, and just warm, huge hugs! Sometimes that's all it takes!
Thank you, Ken, for saving my life, for the smiles, and making me look forward to tomorrow! aloha nui loa!
I look for small moments of delight and that helps more, having a visceral feeling of delight in the moment.
However hearing that there are others out there who find it hard to connect brings me a warm sense of inclusion. Thank you for sharing.
Happy birth day to you happy birth day to you happy birth day dearest soul happy birth day to youooooooooooooo. Hooray!