It was well into the evening, dinner was done and I was getting ready to settle in and do some school work when I heard the chime from the doorbell and the knock at the door. I immediately froze as I sat on the couch. Who would be coming over to visit at this time of day? I checked my phone, no text and the landline did not ring. Normally, I would not be so nervous but I was home alone as my husband has been working out of town and my thoughts immediately went into panic mode. Someone is watching me, someone knows I am alone. What do I do? Then the buzz from my phone went off. I got a text. It was my next door neighbor. He asked if he could come over to chat. Strange I thought. We have a good relationship with all of our neighbors but to come over unexpectedly was unusual.
As it turns out, he came over to tell me that his significant other of eleven years left him and he was beside himself. Not only did he want to let us know but I think he was in need of someone to talk to about the situation. I can only imagine the hearthache he is experiencing and I could feel his pain. I have heard it said before but it resonates again in my mind that you never know what other people are going through. Every one is dealing with some thing.
So the unexpected visitor turned out to be a friend in need and I am glad I has here to be a friend.