Monday, July 14, 2008

Back in time

I had said some time ago I was going to post about this and after reading an other blog I felt I needed to.

I want to tell you about a true friendship.But in order to do this I need to go back many years.So lets set our time capsule back to about 1989-1990.(Hey i said it was a long time ago).
I had some close friends Hobie&Kathy whom I had gotten to know very well.We shared many good times and bad.
I was finding myself to be very withdrawn and unhappy.I felt that life had no purpose and I had no reason to live.And if I were gone who would care!!!!I was to the point that I honestly wanted to kill myself.I felt such pain and figured no one would care any way.Was I ever wrong.
Out of total desperation I picked up the phone and called Hobie and said PLEASE PLEASE come right over I need to talk.He came right over and we began to talk.However being a typical male he was very uncomfortable talking about this and called his wife over right away.After several hours of talking I had sworn I would not harm myself and they were going to help me get some much needed help.The following day they had made arrangements with a Doctor friend of theirs to see me on a Saturday afternoon.They came to pick me up and take me to the doctor.Sat in the office with me for a short time to help go over some stuff and then stepped out.The Doc and I talked for some time and he got me started on some medication.With a sworn promise again that if I got to feeling to bad I would call,he allowed me to leave.(He wanted to have me admitted to a unit for help).That part comes later.
They took me back home checked in on me several times and I slowly was able to function and got some therapy and was doing OK.Fast forward 2 years.Again when I had a relapse my ex wife and the friends were there to help.(Actually the friends more then the ex)She was mad at me for this and wanted me to snap out of it!!!Hello if I could I would.
These friends have since moved away,but I know in my heart that God brought them just at the right time to help me.
I remember asking Hobie once why he kept sticking bye my side even when I could be so mean and hurtful to them.His reply,because I know there is a great guy who is inside there wanting to get out!!!!That is a true friend.
Are you that kind of a friend???If you were busy with your family and a friend called and said I need you right away what would you do???
I think God kept me on this earth to be an encourager to others who deal with this as well.To let them know there is hope,there is light at the end of that dark tunnel.
My hope is that you too can be that light,you can be that glimmer of hope if you are called upon to do so.
If any of you have ever helped a friend like mine helped me God bless you.You may have saved them from making some very bad choices.
The sad part is after they moved away we slowly lost touch,but I know I will always have a place in my heart for them.


redmaryjanes said...

I am so glad that they were there when you needed them. And now you are able to be there for others who need encouragement. You are one of the most caring people here in our blog community. You're funny too!

Janet said...

It sounds like they were very dear. Good friends are the best!

k1 said...

It takes one to know one.
It takes one to be one.

Glad you know and are one.

Steffie B. said...

Wonderful memories....I hope that you have stayed on the path of recovery and realize that you are loved by many! ;)


Lady in Waiting said...

Good reminder, Mr. Brian - they were dear people - but so are you!!!!

k1 said...

Hey you, you haven't done your 6 word memoir yet! Now that you can access my blog again, and I know you can because you left a comment today, hop to it. The instructions are on the July 1 post.

OH MY #6 said...

awesome post Mr. B. thank you, for sharing.