Find Out Who Your Friends Are

Over the course of your life you develop numerous friendships.  Family friends, elementary school friends, high school friends, college friends, work friends, neighborhood friends, parenting friends, and the list goes on and on.  In recent years the use of Facebook has become a way to rekindle friendships that fell to the way side or even ignite friendships with people who at one time were just acquaintances.  In our busy day-to-day lives it can be hard to Be TheRe for all of these friends or to even set aside a time to get together and catch up.  However in the back of our minds there are always those friends who you know would drop everything in an instant if you needed them.

Over four years ago I delivered my son three weeks early after being induced for preeclampsia.  One day after I returned home with my newborn I was rushed to the emergency room with dangerously high blood pressure.  I spent the next three days hooked up to a magnesium drip to get my blood pressure under control.  I was already feeling the onset of postpartum depression (click to read my story) and all of the medication I was now taking made me completely disoriented.  I was in and out of sleep, my vision was blurry, and my head felt like I had been hit my a truck.  While laying in my hospital bed missing my newborn baby boy I looked at the door and was able to make out the outline of someone walking in.  I knew immediately it was my friend Jessica and in that moment I felt peace.  Jessica and I have known each other since we took dancing school together at age four.  We’ve been through so much together and no distance or circumstance has ever kept us apart when it CoUnTs.  That day in the hospital I couldn’t talk or even see her clearly, but that didn’t matter.  She sent my mom home to shower and sat and read magazines while she watched me rest.  She called in sick to work that day because she knew I needed her and to this day I am GrAtEfUl.

The Tracy Lawrence song “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” has always reminded me of our friendship.  I am sure you all have your own “Jessica” in your lives and can relate to the lyrics.

~Robyn (Jersey Girl)

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6 responses to “Find Out Who Your Friends Are

  1. Sara

    Lara, you brought tears to my eyes. As parents, your dad and I have tried our very best to raise you and your sisters. We get a glimpse of how well we have done when our daughters make comments such as yours. What a better world we would live in if we could count on our parents to be there for us as we experience lifes joys and sorrows. That is what a family is for.

  2. Beth

    My Mom too. She is the first person I thought of when I read this blog..

  3. Sara

    Thanks Beth………to the moon and back!

  4. Julie

    I have to say my Mom too!! :-) When she had to have emergency open heart surgery a few years ago I was panic stricken thinking, God, you took my Dad, please don’t take my Mom too! She’s my person! She’s my rock. Praise the Lord she came through fine and is still the person I think to call first, good or bad.

  5. Jenny

    My husband and if some day he can’t be there my sisters will always step in.

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