Hawaii. Photo by Ted Trimmer. 2009.
Though I know many people, I have only a few friends I can truly count on. The fact that the Seymours helped me when I had a nervous breakdown in New York City, going so far as to buy me a plane ticket to Hawaii, makes me feel so grateful that I have good friends like them. And I didn’t ask the Seymours for help, either. They took it upon themselves to buy the airfare. They also called my father to let him know what was happening, drove me to JFK Airport, waited with me at the gate, and told the flight attendants not to let me out of their sight, as I was having a nervous breakdown.
Same thing with the Feldmans. I didn’t ask them for help, at all. But, they insisted on taking me to the hospital when I was ready to give birth (at 2:00 in the morning) and bringing me home with the baby. After I got home, they took my grocery list and bought my groceries, because I had no car and no husband to help me.
I am forever indebted to the Seymours and the Feldmans for helping me when no one else would.
Then, there is David. He married me and adopted Maria. What a wonderful friend he is. We have been married for 36 years. A marriage based on friendship is better than a marriage based on sex, in my opinion. He says that I am his best friend, because I have stood by him through good times and bad. I can say the same thing about him, too.
If you have a few good friends and a good husband or wife you can truly rely on, you will have a very happy life.