I Made a New Friend
--by dotmatrix, posted Jul 16, 2021
Mary sat on the bench and I saw her motioning me over. I got out of the car and sat down on the bench next to her...I'm fully vaccinated:).
"I'm 97," she said, "and I'm so lonely! Everyone I know has died. I am the youngest child."
My heart went out to her and I just grabbed her hand and held on. And she hugged me and we talked for about ten minutes. Next thing I know she kissed my cheek.
"You are the nicest lady I have met today," she said.
"I'm so glad we met!" I said.
I forgot to give her a peace dove, but I was wearing one of the necklaces that Ben made. I only have a few left but I felt like I wanted her to know I was there for her. So I gave her the necklace. She seemed really surprised and delighted.
"Thank you so much!" And she put it on right away. I told her my name and turns out she lives right down the hall from my mom. I left some extra Mindy peace doves (thank you so much Mindy) with my mom. She chose a yellow one (her favorite color) for herself and read the note inside. "I love it!" Mom said.
When we left, Mom promised to give my number, along with the peace dove, to Mary. So today I made a new friend. =)