Shopping for a Friend in Crisis
What do you do when a friend or relative is experiencing a life changing event? How do you help when you are hundreds of miles away?
Phone calls are helpful to let them know you are thinking of them, praying for them, or to ask the question “What can I do for you?” The answer is usually “Thank you, but there’s nothing you can do.”
Many of us can’t accept that answer. But what can we do?
My friend’s husband has been in the hospital for several months since having surgery that left him paralyzed. His focus is to walk again.
Sharon visits Dale at the hospital every day after work, and things have taken a toll on her physically. She lost weight to the point that her clothes don’t fit anymore, but she has zero time to shop. All of her free time is spent helping Dale get better.
That’s when it occurred to me how I could help Sharon. I could shop for her!