In short, I’m wrestling with the correct response to such generosity and graciousness from friends.
Since I’ve moved back to Warrensburg, I haven’t had any income. I got a job the first week, but it doesn’t start for another two weeks, and I’m sure my first paycheck won’t be until awhile after that.
In the meantime, I’m eating a lot of oatmeal and pb&j, and even more free meals from friends.
My friends have blessed me far beyond what I deserve.
Close friends have paid me to housesit.
Friends have paid me to babysit.
Friends have fed me.
A friend and my mom bought me wedding magazines.
Multiple friends have offered their homes to me, and I am living in one without rent.
Friends have offered to drive me to the city for my errands so I wouldn’t have to buy gas.
They’ve paid my way to conferences so I could attend.
They’ve paid me to do photoshop work for them.
A friend at the local coffee shop gives me my coffee for free.
And in addition to wonderful friends, I have been blessed by an incredibly supportive family (can’t say enough about my wonderful and generous parents) and a fiancé who helps me pay the bills.
So many of these things people are paying me for, I wish I could do for free. So many of the gifts so many people are giving to me, I wish I could pay back ]once I get paid.
But I know that they do it because they want to bless me and because they love me. I know that if I paid them back, it would nullify the gift.
So I’ll receive these gifts in my time of need, and look forward to days ahead when I can bless others as they have blessed me.
So, to those friends who have been immeasurably kind, thoughtful, and generous- and you know who you are-
Thank you for blessing me.