Heart-shaped cherries
Sunday June 25th 2023, 9:54 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Life

Yeah I should certainly know it by now and I’m sure I do but cellphones make it too easy to just look up someone’s number without thinking about it.

So I typed her name in the search bar and hit the familiar old string of digits.

Now, there are two old friends I wanted to offer cherries off my tree to, and I figured we’d do one tonight and the next in the next day or two as it works out for them and I had decided to call this one first because it’s been the longest since I’d seen her.

The other friend answered that call, to my unspoken astonishment.

I looked back down at my phone: at some point in the past I had thought of the one and typed out the number for the other and I have no idea how long it’s been like that. Huh.

Turns out friend #2 was very much in need of a visit: she is having heart surgery as fast as they can get her meds to the right levels for it. Tomorrow would be good. She had not known she was a heart patient.

We visited while she munched on cherries–“Mmm, those are good!” But not for too long; we didn’t want to wear her out. I had no doubt her husband could use the human time, too, because caretaking and worrying is hard stuff.

Their cat sniffed at and then tried a tentative, ginger step into my upturned wool felt hat on the floor, testing to see if it qualified as a box, and we laughed as she decided that it was actually just too small to curl up in and walked away.

But she had to come back later to try again just to be sure. It was just the right depth and slightly oval and she really wanted to own that new nest. But she was not a small cat. She was our comic relief.

We shared a heartfelt prayer and the sweetest feeling wrapped around us all. So much love.

“Divine intervention,” said Richard when I marveled over that misplaced phone number, and pronounced it again out of sheer gratitude: “Divine intervention.”

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So happy you could be the for them. Meant to be.

Comment by DebbieR 06.25.23 @ 10:17 pm

I’m reminded of a character in a book saying, “I may not have ended up where I was trying to go, but I think you will agree that I ended up where I needed to be.” Nice!

Comment by ccr in MA 06.26.23 @ 7:50 am

Divine intervention indeed. You were needed and so you were directed.
I love when stuff like this happens.

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 06.26.23 @ 3:43 pm

and I am thinking that you will provide the right size hat for her cat, just one more bit of comfort when facing the challenges of medical care

Comment by Holly 06.26.23 @ 5:09 pm

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