Once again, I’ve discovered that you find out who your true community is when you are in need. During this major move to a new city, I’ve been pleased and sometimes surprised at those who have contacted us and offered to help, and also sometimes surprised at those who have dropped out of sight.
This has happened several times in my life – moves, financial hardships, Lee’s death. People who were totally not on my radar swooped in, saving angels with hands extended to heal and help, while people who I thought were stalwart friends completely disappeared.
Perhaps that’s why we have times of need. Not only does it humble us (I don’t know about you, but I tend to like the helper role MUCH better than the helpee role) and give others a chance to be generous, but it points a finger to those who deserve more of our attention during the fun times! Awen.