I have this friend. I've never met her face to face, but I call her my friend because that's what she is to me and many, many others. She's going through a tough time right now ... because life throws things at us sometimes.
She's a remarkable woman.
She's a single mother -- though not technically, because life throws things at us sometimes -- and her daughters are her pride and joy.
But she's also adopted a good many other people who aren't related to her. She cares for them, worries about them, picks them up when they're down -- because life throws things at us sometimes.
It seems to me what she could really use is someone to mother her for a little while. A strong, kind, thoughtful person to care for her the way she cares for so many others.
She deserves that. And that's what I hope she realizes. She deserves to be taken care of, too.
Because life throws things at us sometimes.