These two people have helped me so much over the years of our friendship. They sheltered my father during a great storm when I was working. They comforted us when we suffered painful losses. She sat with my father and I as he was dying, and they kept me near once he was gone.
I bought my house when I was still caring for my father. The house had been neglected and badly abused, but it was close to work so I could be near my father. One evening after work, and after picking my father up from his day care, he and I came to the house to continue the cleaning and the painting that needed to be done in order to move in. It was just dusk and I was surprised to see lights on in the house. When I entered my two dear friends had just finished scrubbing and painting the front rooms and the bedroom. They'd been there all day while I was at work. There really are no words for what they give, and not just to me, but to everyone who knows them. Barb and Don.
In bocca al lupo. m