When we first were married, my husband bought me one of the greatest gifts of all – a small white kitten. We are both animal lovers to begin with and wanted to add a member to our family. Since my husband travels a lot, he also wanted me to have something to come home to when he is away on his trips.
This week, our cat had to be taken to the hospital and we found out that she had heart failure. The prognosis is not good. If we can take her home, she may only live for a short while longer. I was completely devastated by the news. The only thing that has helped me to get through this difficult time is the support of my friends. There is a beautiful Bible quote about friendship – “A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter” (Sirach 6:14).
This week, as friends have called, emailed and texted me with their thoughts and prayers, I realized how true these words are. As I felt my emotions storm inside of me, my friends have provided me with such a shelter.
Friendship is such a beautiful gift.