Posted by: dsduffy | July 29, 2010

The many faces of help

A dear friend who calls to check in, even when she herself is suffering from the flu, and then comes over to make a delicious dinner when she is healthy again

A friend with 4 of her own kids and a hectic life who delivers the most beautiful cheery tulips

Family members who hold themselves back from hopping on a plane to trek 10,000 miles – and instead having to rely on emails and phone calls checking in and expressing their concern

Countless friends, coworkers and acquaintances with offers of help for us and for the boys

Babysitters who clean up all the toys, the dishes in the sink, make hot tea, shuffle the kids to and from school all the while keeping the boys occupied while I get some much needed rest

A husband who drops everything to take the reins, moving through the boys’ daily schedule while answering emails and participating in conference calls

Emails, texts and phone calls from friends checking in daily to see if we need anything at all


There are times when I feel very alone all the way down here, but then all this happens, and I know that I have found a great group of friends here and always have the love and support of my family back home.



  1. I was beginning to loose hope that the world wasn’t like this anymore……..that was amazing. Glad you are feeling better.

  2. So glad that you have such a wonderful support system there. I’ve been feeling so helpless being so far way and not able to help! Hope you’ve been able to rest and are feeling much better.
    Hugs, M.C.

  3. You are so loved all over the world. ;0)

  4. beautiful. be well.

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