Someone did that for me last week. Gave me the push I needed. The kind but strong push that gets you moving without adding to the bruises you're nursing. And the results were beautiful.
The pictures are below. I think you'll agree it was worth it.
Other friends have gone out of their way to make sure I know they are there for me, with a hug and a kind word and a heart that understands. And others have kicked me out of the room where I cling to the never-ending list of to-do's and lose myself in the impossible task of trying to do it all. They kindly but firmly push me out the door and give me an opportunity to take a moment to breathe and get back up on my feet. I can't do life alone, and neither can you.
So thank-you, thank-you, thank-you to the friends who have stuck by me, and given me the push and the shove and the hug and the shoulder. I've needed it all, and I love you for it. I'm here to do the same for you. And if we can continue to be the gentle reminder to each other of what's important, and come alongside with a shoulder, or a hand or a word of encouragement, or a gentle shove in the right direction, then we are going to get through this life together, stronger and better than we ever could alone.
To see higher resolution images of these photographs and others taken that morning, click this link.