Sunday, 10 January 2010
Things I'm Grateful For #10
Labels: Things I'm grateful for
The gentle hand of a woman I barely knew, bringing me back from the precipice of a panic attack. In a room full of more than 100 people I felt both completely overwhelmed and utterly alone; until she placed her hand on my back, softly stroking it as she took her seat in front of me. Eye contact for the briefest of seconds, careful not to scare me off, enough to show me she knew, and that she cared.
Her husband is an elder in our church and recently became aware of my situation. I'd given him permission to tell her. Today I'm so grateful that I did. I'm so grateful she cared enough to reach out to me. That she'd been perceptive enough to know I needed her to.
I made a new friend today.