Can you rel8 to this?

A friend of mine lost his best friend of 26 years.  From the sounds of it, it was sudden.  He was recently married and I believe there is a baby on the way.  Before he could even post any update on Facebook about what took place, the condolences were already pouring in.  I followed suit, not knowing much of anything, but I wanted him to know that I was praying for him.  He later updated his status sharing his sorrow.  He sounded weak and tired.  But it seemed the one thing that gave him strength was his description of  how a couple of his “friends” had taken the liberty to prepare his home for him upon his arrival so that he could simply rest.  They cooked and cleaned, handled his business dealings–all of the things that he wouldn’t have had the strength to do simply because he was/is grieving, they did them.  No fanfare…no pomp and circumstance…they just did it.  I was moved beyond words at that display of friendship.  It spoke volumes to me.

I don’t have anything profound to say beyond that.  I think that display of love is enough.  Where are you when your friends really need you?  Hmph!

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