A New Start for Their Friend
--by mummymunt, posted Jun 28, 2015
Over the past couple of days on our local Freecycle page there have been a lot of 'wanted' posts, all from the same person, basically asking for everything you'd need to set up a house from scratch.
One of the things they asked for was a queen-sized bed, which we just happened to have an extra one of (we get given lots of random stuff, lol), so I messaged them to offer them the bed. They snatched it up right away and came in the afternoon to get it.
The people who came, two ladies and a man, are actually friends of another woman with a young boy. This woman has escaped from a dangerous, violent relationship and these friends of hers are helping her and her son start over again, with everything from furniture to toothbrushes on their list of needs.
While they were here I also gave them one of our spare bookcases and some coffeemugs. I also asked them to keep in touch in case they need anything else - I have a knack for connecting people with things. I've offered the woman a cupboard we have as well; her friends just need to see if there's a place and/or a need for it in their friend's new home.
I was so excited to meet three such loving people, who were obviously excited to be meeting a whole bunch of people willing to help their friend. It was clear how protective they feel of this woman and her boy, how much they love her and want her to have a happy and safe life, and to spend even a few minutes with people like that is an experience I'll remember for a long, long time :)
A quick thank you to all who have sent more KarmaBucks over the last couple of days, as well as lovely messages of thanks and blessings. Sometimes it's hard to keep up with it all, but it's a problem I'm happy to have!