TITLE: Fighting back to normality - second part (2/28/15)
By Francie Snell
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The next morning the phone rang, I answered, and it was Susan. “I’m getting my hair done today!”
“You are...how are you going to do that?”
“Morgan is coming here to do my hair. Isn’t that great?”
“That is great,” I cheered. “That is so nice of her to do that for you.”
“Yeah, she’s such a nice girl.”
“Yes she is” I exclaimed. “I am so glad you get to have your hair done… good for you.“
“Yeah, and we’re going to have Bible study here tomorrow. I reserved one of the rooms down the hall.”
“Really? Does everyone know we’re having it there?”
“Oh yeah, I called everyone and they’ve agreed we could have it here.”
“Wow, that’s wonderful you could reserve a room on such short notice… what a great idea. So I guess I’ll see you tomorrow at 1:30.”
“Okay, see you then.”
With a sigh of relief, the call ended with my great gratitude for Morgan, the thoughtful little hairdresser, and a growing appreciation for the girls at Bible study. Their flexibility and willingness to cater to the wants of an ailing friend demonstrated such kindness in my eyes.
We were all becoming more familiar with Susan’s strong will to live life on her own terms. Perhaps it was her spirited, childlike desire to break beyond the barriers of practicality that had helped her survive so far. Challenging as she was, I admired the fighting character God had given her.
I also admired the caring women at Bible study as the Lord was exposing each of their hearts. They were proving to be faithful friends - girls to the rescue. I was learning valuable lessons from all of them.
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