What happened when I thought I had no friends

Comfort, health, and companionship that you can't lose

There's an old song called "Me and My Shadow." Its plaintive lyrics describe a situation familiar to many people—life without friends. People can feel lonely and friendless in all sorts of situations, even in a crowd or in a family. That's how I felt at one time, but the problem was resolved in a most interesting way.

I had a very loving husband and family and an active church life, and had friends from the past. But many women my age had close female friends whom they visited or called frequently and with whom they went off on jaunts and shared special time together. I was missing out on this, and began to feel lonely.

One day not long after I had heard from yet another acquaintance about the wonderful time she had had with a good friend, I found myself in bed, suffering from a seriously painful neck problem.

Run the race with God, finish with joy
May 10, 1999

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